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January 12, 2009

Easy Moong Dal Sambar | Pasi Paruppu Sambar Recipe For Idli -Tiffin Sambar

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I learnt this easy one pot moong dal sambar recipe for idli dosa from my mom. We call it as pasi paruppu sambar/ Payatham paruppu sambar in Tamil. It’s a great side dish for idli, dosa. I usually make this for breakfast during busy morning hours. This recipe is apt for bachelors and working women as it has no grinding jobs.Just mixing and pressure cooking is needed :). 

As Moong dal is good for stomach and mouth ulcers, I make this sambar very often. Its an easy way of including moong dal/Paasi paruppu in our daily food. Sometimes I add vegetables like potato and carrot to make it more healthy. Ok, lets see how to make this easy payatham paruppu sambar for idli, dosa.

Moong dal sambar/Paasi Paruppu Sambar for idli

Moong dal sambar/Paasi Paruppu Sambar for idli Easy one pot moong dal/Pasi paruppu sambar for idli, dosa
Cuisine: South Indian
Category: Side dish
Serves: 4
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 10 Minutes
Total time: 20 Minutes

1 cup - 250ml
  • Moong dal – 1/4 cup
  • Tomato – 2 nos ( Finely chopped)
  • Green chilli – 2 nos (Increase if you want more spicy, use 1 for less spice)
  • Small onions or Big onion – 15nos /1 no (Finely chopped)
  • Turmeric powder – 1/8 tsp
  • Sambar powder -1 tsp
  • Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Kadalai maavu/Besan flour - 2 tsp ( dilute it with 1/4 cup of water )
  • Salt & water - as needed
To temper
  • Cooking oil or ghee - 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal- 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin seeds/Jeera – 1/4 tsp
  • Asafetida /Hing– 1/4 tsp
  • Curry Leaves – A sprig
  • Salt – to taste
  • Coriander leaves – To garnish

  • Heat oil in a pressure cooker. Splutter mustard seeds, urad dal, jeera and saute well. Now add the chopped onions, slit green chilli and curry leaves. Mix until onion turns transparent.

  • Add the finely chopped tomato and saute until mushy. Add moong dal and quickly mix them. Add water, sambar powder, salt, hing and turmeric powder. Mix well.

  •   Dilute besan flour in water without lumps and add it to the boiling sambar. Add coriander powder and mix well. Pressure cook everything in low flame for one whistle.

    After the steam is released, open the cooker and mash the dal well. Add some water to adjust the consistency of sambar. Boil for few seconds if needed. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with idli, dosa. Add a tsp of sesame oil/Gingely oil while serving. Enjoy !

    Note:Asafetida and coriander leaves are most important for this sambar. Only these 2 ingredients gives the flavour.

    Try this easy protein rich Moong dal sambar for idli, dosa and enjoy adding a tsp of gingely oil!

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    FH said...

    Moong dal sambhar sounds delicious. I will try next time.I always think of Tuar dal in Sambhar, nice twist! Thanks!:))

    Sunshinemom said...

    I made this once by mistake because I did not know which dal was added in Sambar! It was good! Thank you for the twist and do take time to check out the new thief on the block!

    Anonymous said...

    THis is new to me. I have never had mung dal sambar! must try it out for a change.

    Gita Jaishankar said...

    I have never tried moong dhal sambar, will give it a try, thanks for the nutritional informations, definitely useful :)

    Unknown said...

    wow..this is a nice recipe..looks good..

    lubnakarim06 said...

    Wow sounds yummy. Informative facts about Moong dal.

    Chitra said...

    Thanku asha,do try this.moong dal is more nutritious than toor dal:)

    Thanks a lot sunshinemom:)
    Thanku srilekha!!

    Thanks soma and gita.DO try this .waiting for ur comments:)

    thank u so much sowmya!!

    thanku kitchen flavours for ur nice comment!!

    Raks said...

    I would lov eto have those two hot idlies with that sambhar,missing a lot for a while ....!

    Usha said...

    Looks delicious !

    Finla said...

    Woow that last pic with the idlies wish i had them now.
    I love idlies but hubby and daughter don't like them, they prefer dosa.
    Love this moongdal sambar eventhough i have never made them, it looks yummy.

    Chitra said...

    Thanku all for ur wonderful comments!!

    Cham said...

    My mom makes this for idlis too! She calls Gotsu Don't know why :) You ve a great place too !

    anudivya said...

    I have not made sambhar with moong dhal before, and this looks like a nice place to start.

    Chitra said...

    Thanks cham. we do make gotsu but that is slighly different from this sambhar!will post it soon!!

    Thanks anudivya:)

    Mahimaa's kitchen said...

    hey u have a very nice blog.. just my kind of recipes...thanks for visiting my blog.

    i will bookmark this sambar.. will try with dosas..

    Le @HC said...

    Love this combo. am enjoying your hints about the ingredient.

    Unknown said...

    Hi chitra,
    Really impressed by ur blog n recent days. Made this moong dhall sambar & my husband finished the entire sambar wit dosa thanks a lot chitra

    Chitra said...

    Thank u so much Srilakshmi :)