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Pachai Sundakkai Poriyal (Raw Turkey Berry Poriyal)

pachai sundakkai poriyal Pachai Sundakkai is a small vegetable with lots of health benefits. One of the most important benefits is that it has Anti-Anemic property. It also increases Red blood count.

 It is one such vegetable which is good for people of all the ages. Try to include Pachai Sundakkai in your diet at-least twice in a month. I have already posted Pachai Sundakkai Kuzhambu recipe.

Today's recipe is a tasty poriyal with pachai sundakkai. Its tastes so good with Parupu sadham and Sambar Sadham. Over to the recipe..

pachai sundakkai poriyal

Recipe For : 2

preparation Time : 20 minutes


Pachai Sundakkai           - 250 gm
Big Onion                       - 1 (small)
Mustard Seeds                - 1/2 tsp
Urad Dal                         - 1/2 tsp
Fennel Seeds                   - 1/4 tsp (Sombu)
Salt                                  - As required
Turmeric Powder            - 1/4 tsp
Curry Leaves                  - few
Oil                                   - 1 tbsp

To Grind:

Fennel Seeds         - 1/4 tsp (Sombu)
Cumin Seeds         - 1/4 tsp (Seeragam)
Dry Red Chili        - 2
Chopped Coconut  - 1/4 cup


  • Wash sundakkai, wrap them in a plastic bag, Tap it with a small stone so that sundakkai breaks. Wash it well in running water to remove the seeds.
  • Grind everything under ' To Grind'. Chop Big onion finely.
  • Heat oil in a cooker. Add mustard seeds, urad dal and fennel seeds to it.
  • When they splutter, add chopped onion and curry leaves.
  • Add washed sundakkai to it. Saute for 2 minutes and then add ground masala.
  • Add salt, turmeric powder and enough water to cooker.
  • Cook for 3 whistles. After the pressure subsides open the cooker and see if there is water still left in the poriyal. If there is water left out, simmer the flame and cook it until poriyal thickens. 
  • Enjoy your healthy and tasty poriyal.