Thursday 21 March 2013

Moong Dhal Sambar/ Paasi Paruppu Sambar/ Tiffin sambar[Side dish for Idlis & Dosas]

Moong dhal sambar/Paasi paruppu sambar/Tiffin sambar is a very easy and quick sambar to be made. It is an excellent combo with idlis and dosas. Check out other interesting Sambar/Dhal Varieties here and other South Indian Kuzhambu/Gravies here.

Here’s how to make Moongdal Sambar with step by step photos…


Paasi paruppu/Moong dhal

1 cup


1 cubed


3 big cubed

Green chillies


Turmeric powder

¼ tsp

Mustard seeds

¼ tsp

Cumin seeds

¼ tsp

Dry red chillies



One pinch

Curry leaves



2 tbsp finely chopped


2 tsp

Preparation Time: 5 minutes                       Recipe Category: Main Course/Lunch

Cooking Time: 20 minutes                            Recipe Cuisine: Tamil Nadu, India

Author: Priya Anandakumar

Check out other interesting Sambar/Dhal Varieties here and other South Indian Kuzhambu/Gravies here.


Wash the dhal, add onions, tomatoes, green chillies and cook it in the pressure cooker for 2 to 3 whistles. 

In a kadai heat oil, add mustard seeds after crackles, add cumin seeds, red chillies, curry leaves, asafoetida and sauté for 20 sec. Now add the cooked dhal, add one and half cup of water,  salt and let it boil for about 5-7 min.

Finally add the cilantro and switch off the stove.

Yummy paasi paruppu sambar is ready to be enjoyed. It can be served with white rice, idlis and dosas.

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Note: Adding sambar powder is totally optional, the spice from green chillies and red chillies is more than enough and will taste great.

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