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My Amma is in town and that means, very sathu ( healthy) food will be served. Amma loves anything that is good for health. She will relish...

Sundakkai Vathal Thogayal or Thuvaiyal/ Dried Turkey Berry Chutney

My Amma is in town and that means, very sathu ( healthy) food will be served. Amma loves anything that is good for health. She will relish it and sometimes, makes one wonder if it is really that good. Last week, I got into the frame of enjoying sundakkai vathal with curd rice. Amma kept telling me it was so good for the body. As I was relishing the salty sundaika balls, I kept thinking that it would taste better if it was spicy. So the idea of the thogayal was born. This morning I made the sundakkai thogayal which I think can be enjoyed with plain rice or curd rice. You will not taste the bitterness of the vathal.

Just had it spread on toast for breakfast. Its awesome! 


Measuring cups and Spoons


Sudakkai Vathal ( already fried ) - 1/2 cup
Udad Dhal - 1 1/2 Tbsp
Channa Dhal - 1 1/2 Tbsp
Tamarind - small lemon size
Red Chillies - 3
Black Pepper - 1 1/2 tbsp
Water - Just enough to make a thick paste
No Salt 
Oil - 2 Tbsps
Asafoetida - as big as 2 sundaikka's
Jaggery - 1/4 tsp


1. Heat the oil in the wok. Add asafetida and fry it. Add udad and channa dhal, red chillies, pepper and roast it until it is golden brown. 

2. Add this to the blender along with the already fried sundakkai vathal, Jaggery and tamarind.

3. Blend all of this dry first. Then add some water to make it into a thick chutney or paste.

4. Transfer into a glass container and store them in the fridge and enjoy with hot rice or curd rice.


  1. Very Nice.. this recipe is new to me. thxs for the recipe..

  2. new recipe for me.. worty trying out

  3. I love this sundakkai thogayal, I think I have few in my hand will try.

  4. I love sundakkai vatral.I usually add this to vatral kuzhambu. I have never heard of this thuvaiyal.Very innovative recipe.I have loads of this berry at home. Going to try it soon...

  5. very innovative and interesting.I usually end up making either vatha kuzhambu or sundakkai mor kuzhambu.

  6. I prepared a spice powder to have with rice but never heard or thought of this thuvaiyal,sooo creative and wonderful recipe, have to make some soon.

  7. Very new, will try this out, I hardly use sundakkai vathal for anything other than in vathal kuzhambu..

  8. Lovely Post. Nice recipe too.love it..

  9. Mom's food are always healthy.First time here and happy to follow you.