May 24, 2013

Whole Moong Dal / Green Moong Dal Curry / Pachai Pasi Paruppu Curry

Moong dal curry is a very healthy and yummy side for rotis as well as rice.  I like this curry along with hot steamed rice with few drops of ghee over it. This dal is rich in protein and loaded with lots of nutrients. My mom used to make this curry often as it can be made in no time  and also so good for health.  It is called as pachai pasi paruppu in Tamil. You can make this so quick ,15 mins is more enough. And the cool thing is there is no need to soak the dal . Just wash with lots of water and pressure cook and make your curry . Normally I use sprouted mung beans for the same recipe . And I love that with fluffy pooris . Try this simple yet yummy side with your rotis / pooris / rice and let me know your views….








Green gram / Whole moong dal  - 200 gms

Onion – 1 chopped

Tomato – 1 chopped

Green chilli – 1 chopped

Ginger garlic paste – 1tsp

Turmeric powder / Manjal thool – 1/4 tsp

Chilli powder / Milagai thool – 1/2 tsp

Corriander powder / Kothamalli thool – 1 tsp

Garam masala powder – 1/4 tsp

Cumin seeds / Jeeragam – 1/2 tsp

Asafoetida / Perungaya thool – a pinch

Dry red chillies – 3

Corriander leaves – few  chopped , for garnishing

Oil – 1 tbsp

Salt to taste


Wash the moong dal and pressure cook it with enough water and salt for 2-3 whistles . ( If there is any water left with the dal , don’t throw away , use it for curry. Take care not to make them mushy ) . Grab your needed ingredients.

Heat oil in a kadai . Add  the cumin seeds and wait for spluttering . Then add the red chillies and asafoetida and fry for few seconds . Add the chopped onions and green chillies and fry till they turn soft and transparent .

Add the ginger garlic paste and fry for 2 mins or till the raw smell goes off.

Now throw in the chopped tomatoes and fry till mushy.

Add the turmeric , chilli and coriander powders and give a good mix.

Add the cooked dal with enough water and required salt and mix well ( Don’t forget that salt  is added at the time of cooking the dal too , so add a little ) .

Allow to boil and keep in  low medium flame for another 10 mins stirring in between .

Add the garam masala powder and give a mix and boil for 2 more mins .

Garnish with corriander leaves and switch off the flame.


Green Moong dal Curry                               What are you waiting for ? Dig in and Enjoy ….

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Beena said...

Yummy and healthy curry.

Shama Nagarajan said...

delicious and inviting dear

divyagcp said...

Delicious and healthy curry..

Vimitha Durai said...

Very healthy curry. Do visit my blog when u find time

virunthu unna vaanga said...

very delicious and one of my fav. dal akka...

Ruxana Gafoor said...

comfort dish...

Vidya Chandrahas said...

Yummy tempting curry..neat presentation and nice clicks.

meena said...

looks delicious and healthy curry too.

Akila said...

Wow great to go with chappathi

Anonymous said...

yumm! One of my fav daals :)

Priya Suresh said...

My kind of dal, love this super nutritious dal curry simply with rotis.

Unknown said...

this is my favourite curry....very healthy n filling meal...

Aruna Manikandan said...

healthy and delicious curry :)

Chitra said...

Will try soon and let u know :)

Neela said...

Healthy and delicious recipe.

Nilu A said...

Loved this healthy and yummy daal dear :-)

preethiDhinesh said...

Yummy Curry

Amelia said...

Hi Tamilarasi, excellent dal curry, I love this to go with any rotis. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

Have a nice day.

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Shruti J said...

100% comfort food!!! :)

hospitality management courses in kolkata said...

I came across your blog while looking for some moong dal recipes and liked a lot. How amazing! I will keep an eye on your post.

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