Sundakkaivathal means sun-dried sundakki vegetable. This can be fried and served with curd or rasam rice. The fruits that grow in the Sundakkai plant look like berries or green peas. In many parts of Southern India, the fruit sundakkai is taken directly or served as Sambar, Vathakuzhambu.
Frying sundakkai in pure ghee or making soup provides relief from stomach upsets. The sundakkaivathal can be fried and added to vathakuzhambu also. This is a traditional South Indian recipe in every home. It can also be served as a side dish with any rice item.