Thursday, October 3, 2013

Green Gram Sundal | Green Moong Dal Sundal | Pasi Payaru Sundal |Sundal Recipes for Navarathri

Navarathri is around the corner and it’s high time to make different varieties of sundal every day to serve ur guest. Sundal is actually a healthy dish that you can serve as an evening snack. Sundal will hot tea are the best snack ever. All the chennaities will know flavor of this hot sundal we get in Marina Beach and their Molaga Bajji will never compensate with others. Ahh!!! =P~ Missing those badly…:( neva mind!!! :-S Coming to the recipe, Sundals are easy to make and healthy to have. You just have to spend 5 mins for making this awesome sundal.

I tried Sundal with green gram (since I had lots at home) and temper it with the usual items and mixed with a flavorful masala. It tasted delicious and fulfilled our evening… The same recipe can also be followed for other lentils too... Let’s move on to the recipe quickly…

Preparation time: 4-5 hours (soaking time)
Cooking time: less than 5 mins


1 cup Green gram/whole moong dal/ pasi paruppu
1 tsp oil
To grind
5-6 red chillies
1tsp grated coconut
½ tsp cumin seeds
To temper
¾ tsp mustard seeds
Pinch of asafoetida
 Curry leaves

How to make it

  • Wash and soak green gram for 4-5 hours and pressure cook it for 1-2 whistles in medium flame.

  • Strain the excess water if u have and keep aside.

  • Grind coarsely the items given under “to grind” table.

  • In a pan temper the items given and add the cooked green gram. Sauté it well.

  • Add the coarsely ground powder to it and mix it. Add salt.

  • Check for the spiciness and salt level.
  • Healthy and delicious Sundal is ready to serve.

  1. Take care not to overcook green gram. Else it will turn mushy.
  2. Allow it to cool down completely before u proceeds with the next step.
  3. The strained water can be used for making any types of gravies.
  4. Sprouted green gram can also be used. I will post the method0 of "how to sprout" soon.