Moong Dal / Pasi Paruppu Sundal

As Navratri Festival is approaching thought to share some Sundal recipes as Prasadam/Niveydam.
“Prasadam” means an edible food that is first offered to a God/deity and then distributed in his/her name to followers/others as good sign.

Lentils, pulses and sprouts stir fry sabji’s /side dishes are called as "Sundal" in Tamil language. If i try to translate Sundal in English, i would like to put it in the category of Salad. Salad means ready-to-eat dish. Though many salads use raw ingredients, some use cooked ingredients like sundal varieties.

  • Pasi Paruppu / Moong Dal / Yellow Split Peas- 1/2 cup
  • Coconut scraped - 2 tbsp
  • Turmeric / Haldi - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt to Taste

For Seasoning:
  • Mustard Seeds - 2 tsp
  • Red Chili/ Green Chili - 2 nos.
  • Curry Leaves Few
  • Ginger Paste- 1 tsp (optional)

For Garnishing:
  • Fresh Coriander Leaves - 2 tbsp
  • Lemon Juice - 1 tsp

Cooking Time Required: 10 mins.


Step 01) Cook the moong dal in pressure cooker for 1 whistle or in heavy bottom pan, always keep eye on them and stir in between else it will get burnt. Moong dal should not be over cooked nor hard to chew. To simplify the process i followed the microwave method. i.e. Wash the moong dal and soak it in 2 cups of water for 1  hr then in a safe microwave bowl cook them for 6 mins. You can choose any suitable option to you.


Step 02) Heat a pan with 1 tsp of oil in medium flame add mustard seeds allow them to crackle then add red chili followed by curry leaves

Step 03) Add moong dal, turmeric ( you can add turmeric while cooking the moong dal ) salt and coconut and saute it for about 2 minutes. Turn off the flame and for garnishing add coriander leaves and lemon juice


Here is the video version of Recipe:

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