Monday 14 December 2020

Moong dal Sambar Recipe/Paasi Paruppu SambarRecipe/How to make Moong Dal/Paasi Paruppu Sambar with step by step photos & Video

 Moong Dal Sambar/Paasi Paruppu Sambar is a very simple, easy and healthy sambar variety that can be made in no time. If you are running out of time, still want to make a traditional and authentic sambar variety, then Paasi Paruppu Sambar is the right recipe to make. It can be served along with steam cooked white rice or as side dish for Idlis/Dosas. Do try out this delectable Moong Dal Sambar and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting and delicious Sambar Varieties here,South Indian Gravies/Kuzhambu varieties here, Vegetarian Poriyal/VaruvalVarieties here. Please check out the video for the recipe in both English & Tamil

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


Moong dal Sambar/Paasi Paruppu

½ cup [100 gms]


1 finely chopped


2 finely chopped

Green Chillies

3 slit and cut

*Sambar Powder

1 ½ tsp

Turmeric Powder

½ tsp


¼ tsp


One small marble size ball


As needed

Cilantro/Coriander Leaves

1-2 tbsp finely chopped

*Sambar Powder can be replaced with ½ tsp of Red Chilli Powder and 1 tsp of Coriander Powder

For Tempering


1 tbsp

Mustard Seeds/Kadugu

½ tsp

Cumin Seeds/Jeeragam

½ tsp

Dry Red Chillies


Curry Leaves/Karuvepilai


Preparation Time: 5 minutes                       Recipe Category: Main Course

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

Author: Priya Anandakumar

Here's a short video on how to make Moong dal Sambar in both English & Tamil


Add ½ cup of water to tamarind and soak for about 10 minutes.

Wash the dal thoroughly with water 2-3 times and drain the water thoroughly.

Add the washed dal to the pressure cooker.

Now add chopped onions, tomatoes, green chillies to the dal.

Add the turmeric powder, asafoetida/perungayam, salt to the dal.

Add about 2 cups of water to the dal, let it come to boil.

When it comes to rolling boil, close the lid and pressure cook for 2 whistles.

Wait for the pressure to release all by itself and open the lid.

Mash the dal thoroughly with either masher or with ladle.

Add 1.5 to 2 cups of water to the dal, needed salt and mix really well. Add 1 ½tsp of Sambar Powder and mix thoroughly.

Extract the tamarind juice and add it to the cooked dal.

Let it boil for about 5 minutes. You can adjust the consistency of sambar at this stage by adding more water if needed. After it boils well, switch off the stove.

Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a pan, splutter mustard seeds, cumin seeds, red chillies, curry leaves and wait until the curry leaves turn crispy and switch off the stove.

Add the tempering to sambar.

Mix the tempering really well, add 1-2 tbsp of chopped cilantro/coriander leaves to the sambar.

Delicious and tempting Paasi Paruppu Sambar is ready to be enjoyed. Serve it hot with steam cooked white rice and Potato Fry.

Here's a short video on how to make Paasi Paruppu Sambar in English & Tamil

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