Nov 2, 2013

Pacha Payaru Sundal / Green Gram Sundal - Navaratri Recipes

I should have posted this recipe for navaratri, but i ran out of time, so i am sharing it now.. This has become my habit, i start posting recipes for festival late, then i make too much dishes and i ran out of time to post that..I have one more sundal recipe to be posted, and i have few more diwali recipe to be posted too. I will try to avoid this habit in future..

This is a simple sundal recipe and it is a savoury variety. I have a sweet version of this too. And i have to mention this, if you are making this for navaratri, avoid onions.So try this out and let me know how it turns out..

Preparation Time : 8 hours
Cooking Time : 20 mins + 10 mins
Serves - 3 to 4


Green Gram / Pacha Payaru - 1 cup
Salt to taste
Water as needed
Onion - 1 small chopped finely
Coconut - 1/4 cup grated

For tempering:
Oil - 1 tsp
Mustard Seeds / Kaduku - 1 tsp
Urad dal / Ulundu Paruppu - 1 tsp
Dry Red Chilli - 1
Asafoetida / Hing / Kaya Podi - 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves - 1 sprig


Wash and Soak green gram for 8 hours or overnight. Now drain them and add it to a sauce pan. Cover with water. Bring it to boil and simmer the pan. Cover partially and cook for 15 mins till the dal is cooked completely. Once they are done,drain them and set aside.

Now heat oil in a pan. Add all the ingredients given for tempering. Saute them for a min.

Now add in onions and mix well. Cook them for a min.

Now add in the cooked dal and toss well. Season with salt.

Once they are mixed. Add in the coconut and mix well.

Toss this for a min. 



Soak Green gram
Boil them till tender

drain em

Take all your ingredients

Heat oil

saute the tempering spices

Add in some shallots

fry them for a min

Add in cooked gram

season with salt

mix well

Add in some coconut

toss well


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