Saturday 5 October 2013

Paasi Paruppu Sundal Recipe/Moong Dal Sundal – Navarathri Special Sundal

Wishing all my lovely friends and readers a very “Happy Navaratri”. Navaratri is a festival dedicated to the worship of Goddess Durga. Navaratri means nine nights, during these nine nights and ten days, nine forms of Shakthi are worshipped. In Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka, a special display of dolls and figurines (Golu) in the odd numbered steps (padis) will be held in the houses and temples. This year Navaratri is celebrated from Oct 5, 2013 to Oct 13, 2013. All these nine nights special poojas are performed and neivedhyams like sundals and payasams are offered to the Goddess and distributed as prasad to all the family members and to the guests visiingt our house.  Today being the first day of Navaratri, I am sharing a very simple, quick and easy paasi paruppu sundal/moong dal sundal with you all. Check the other sundal varieties and payasam varieties here. Please click on Navaratri Specials  for more details about Golu and Navaratri celebrations.

Here’s how to make Paasi Paruppu/Moon Dal Sundal with step by step photos…

Meanwhile do check out other SundalVarieties here and All about Navaratri along with Sundals, Rice Varieties and Neivedhyam Recipes here.

Sundal Varieties that might of your interest... 

White Chickpea Sundal/Kondakadalai Sundal

Black Chickpea Sundal/Karuppu Kondakadalai Sundal

WhiteChickpea Masala Sundal/Kondakadalai Masala Sundal

BlackEyed Bean Sundal/Kaaramani Sundal

MoongDal Sundal/Paasi Paruppu Sundal

ChanaDal Sundal/Kadalai Paruppu Sundal

SweetCorn Sundal

GreenGram Sundal/Pachai Payaru Sundal

HorseGram Sundal/Kollu Sundal

PeanutSundal/Verkadalai Sundal


Paasi paruppu/Moong dal
½ cup
Grated coconut
3 tbsp
As needed
Turmeric powder
One pinch

For Tempering

2 tsp
Mustard seeds
1 tsp
Urad dal
1 tsp
Green chillies
1 finely chopped
Dry red chillies
One big pinch
Curry leaves
Preparation Time: 5-6 minutes                         Recipe Category: Neivedhyam, Evening Snack
Soaking time: 20 minutes                                   Recipe Cuisine: Tamil Nadu India
Cooking Time: 15 -20 minutes
Author: Priya Anandakumar


Wash and soak the moong dal/paasi paruppu for 15 - 20 minutes.

Drain the water, fill it with fresh water and cook it directly on  stove along with salt  and turmeric powder for about 8-10 minutes.

The cooked dal should be soft but not mushy. Drain the water from the cooked dal completely and keep it aside.

Heat oil in a kadai, splutter mustard seeds, then add urad dal, green chillies, red chillies, asafoetida and curry leaves and saute until urad dal turns colour.

Now add the cooked dal and toss it for a minute.

Finally add the grated coconut and mix it thoroughly for one more minute and switch off the stove.

Delicious and healthy sundal is ready for neivedhyam or as a quick evening snack.

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  1. இனிய நவராத்திரி நல்வாழ்த்துகள்.

    முதல் நாள் பிரஸாதம் ‘பாசிப்பருப்பு சுண்டல்’ ருசியோ ருசியாக இருக்குது.

    பகிர்வுக்கு நன்றிகள். பாராட்டுக்கள்.

  2. Simple yet perfect for the occasion.

  3. Healthy and comforting sundal recipe !

  4. I am yet to try moong dal Sundal. Looks lovely Priya!

  5. Pasi paruppu is perfectly cooked.. Healthy snacks..

  6. I love, love, love sundal.
    The main pic has made me crave for some sundal right now. I will definitely be making this soon.
    Thanks for sharing.

  7. simple and easy sundal recipe Priya!!! love it!!!

  8. Wow! this looks yum and healthy! What a click! Thanks for linking to WTML Event.

  9. எனக்கு ரொம்ப பிடித்த சுண்டல்,செய்வதற்கு சுலபமானதும் கூட...

  10. Thank you very much everybody for you wonderful and lovely comments...

  11. healthy sundal with perfect texture...


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