Saturday, October 20, 2012

Green Moong Dal Sundal / Pacha Payar Sundal / Navrathri Sundal Recipes:

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Green Moong Dal Sundal :

Festivals  are at the heart of people’s lives in India. The festival of  Navrathri  is celebrated with pomp and gaiety. We observe sacred occasions by festive observances and prepare lot of healthy foods for Pooja offering. 
Payar  Sundal  is one of the delicious and delectable dish prepared for Neyveidhyam  for this  auspicious Navrathri Festival. 

This is very healthy and easy to prepare snack. Kids love this crunchy taste.

Try this tasty recipe and enjoy..!


·         Whole green moong dal                      - 1 ½ cup
·         Oil                                                    - 1 tsp
·         Mustard                                            - ¼ tsp
·         Cumin                                              - ¼ tsp
·         Urad dal                                           - ¼ tsp
·         Hing                                                 - a pinch
·         Red chilly                                         - 1 or 2
·         Curry leaves                                     - a few
·         Coconut shreds                                 - 3 tbsp
·         Lemon juice                                      - ½ tsp
·         Fresh cilantro leaves
·         Salt to taste


1.         Wash and soak green moong dal overnight.
2.         Add salt and pressure cook it for just one whistle and simmer for 2 mins.

3.         Take care not to mush up the dal.
4.         Heat oil in a pan.
5.         Add mustard, cumin, urad dal, hing, red chilly and curry leaves.

6.         When it splutters, add cooked moong dal.

7.         Stir gently.

8.         Add grated coconut flowers.

9.         Turn off flame.
10.      Add few drops of lemon juice and finely chopped coriander leaves.

Transfer it to serving plate.

11.      Tasty and healthy Payar Sundal ready to relish..!

·            After seasoning, you can also add finely chopped onions.  It makes sundal more tasty.
·            Also if you want to make sundal spicy, you can add green chilly to grated coconut and grind it to fine                 shreds and mix it with sundal.  .
·            If you want to make it more healthier, sprout the dal first and prepare the same recipe.

Check out the collection of simple and easy to make traditional Sundal recipes  here..!!


  1. Forget abt festival...these r so healthy n spicy snacks as well

  2. Love to eat moong sundal..looks delicious yummy

  3. Absolutely yummy Jay...What a nice presentation to go with it..Look like festival is already here !

  4. wow beautiful post jay,me too made it...

  5. Healthy food at any time

  6. awesome join myvgive away..

  7. Love the festive food. simple n delicious

  8. We call this munggo in our local dialect :D I really love this beans :D Your dish looks so appetizing !

  9. Healthy Snack with classic pictures, Love it!!!
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  10. Fabulous,nutritious and yummy sundal.

  11. ooooooooooh yumm, looks delicious,

  12. I don't know how you do it - everything you make looks so delicious! Good stuff - thanks.

  13. This is my favorite Sundal variety, love the taste.

  14. Yummy sundal and lovely clicks..

  15. Wonderfully presented green gram sundal. Fingerlicking good.

    Today's recipe:

  16. They look so tempting & tasty, lovely pics!

  17. Can have this anytime,healthy sundal

  18. So colorfully presented..

  19. looks very healthy and yummy

  20. Oh yummm! As always Jay :D

  21. Jay, in addition to the step by step instructions (and photos) for your recipes, I like hearing about your special days they are meant for.


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