Potatoes – 6

Moong Dal – 1/2 cup

Green peas – 1/2 cup

Tomatoes – 2 -3

Green Chillies – 4-5

Ginger – 1 small piece finely chopped

Cumin Seeds – 1 tsp

Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp

Asafoetida – 1 tsp

Turmeric Powder – 1 tsp

Coconut Milk – 1 cup

Ghee/Oil – 4-5 tbsp

Curry Leaves – 1 sprig

Coriander leaves – 1 bunch finely chopped

Salt to taste


In a pressure cooker, cook the potatoes, moong dal and green peas to three whistles. Once cool, mash the potatoes to small pieces, mash the moong dal into a fine paste and keep it aside.

In a mixie grind the green chillies and ginger into a fine paste and keep it aside.

In a kadai, heat ghee/oil and once hot add the mustard seeds, cumin seeds, curry leaves, asafoetida and tomatoes and saute till the tomatoes become mushy.

Now add the green chilles and ginger paste and turmeric powder and saute for a few more minutes.

Now add the potatoes, green peas and moong dal and salt and mix well.  Now add the coconut milk and mix well.

Now add the coriander leaves and let it simmer for a couple of minutes.

Yummy Thirunelveli Sodhi is now ready !!!