Thenga Manga Sundal

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Thenga Manga Sundal

This is one of the oldest snacks you can find at the beaches and temple festivals in Tamil Nadu. Thenga Manga pattani sundal (Coconut, raw mango, and yellow peas salad) is a synonymous trade mark of Marina Beach, Chennai.

It is usually sold by small boys who carry them in a big steel vessel and sell to beach goers. Some does it as their livelihood; some does it as part time job when the school is closed.

Thenga manga pattani sundal is actually a very filling snack, and also this subtly flavored dishes burst with lot of freshness. Every day they make it fresh and sell it in a paper cone.


  • White chickpe as or white peas- 500
  • Turmeric powder- 1 tsp
  • Green Chilies- 4 no
  • Fresh grated coconut – 1/2 cup
  • Ginger- few
  • Raw mango, grated- 1/ 2 cup
  • Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
  • Lemon juice – 1 no
  • Curry leaves- 1 sprig
  • Salt- to taste
  • Oil- to cook


  • Wash and soak chickpeas in enough water over night.
  • Next day rinse the chickpeas with fresh water before use.
  • Boil them in adequate water with salt and turmeric.
  • When boiled soft, drain excess water and keep aside.
  • Heat a pan with oil. Add mustard seeds and let it crackle.
  • Add curry leaves, chopped ginger, chopped green chillies,grated coconut and lightly sauté for half a minute.
  • Add the cooked chickpeas and mix well. Season with salt. Take it off the flame.
  • Squeeze lemon juice and sprinkle the grated mango. Lightly mix in all the ingredients.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves. Serve hot or cold.

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