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September 25, 2017

Pachai Payaru Sundal Without Soaking – Green Gram Sundal Recipe( Sweet & Spicy)

Green gram sundal without soaking

Easy Green gram sweet sundal and kara sundal recipe without soaking with step by step and Video – We call it as Pachai payaru sundal / Pasi payaru sundal in Tamil. Generally We South Indians make sundal recipes for neivedyam without fail during navaratri festival. So I thought of sharing some sundal varieties this week. To begin with, I have come up with an easy green gram sundal recipe without soaking . Usually people make green moong dal sundal by soaking it for hours together. But my MIL always make it instantly by roasting the dal. This year I followed her method as it is so easy and quick to make.

If you forget to soak the legumes or when you want to make sundal instantly, you can go ahead with this recipe. I prepared green gram sweet sundal and spicy sundal varieties. Both came out very well and tasty. But the color of this sundal won’t be green. Hope you will try this easy sundal recipe and share your feedback with me. Ok, Lets see how to make pachai payaru sundal recipe with step by step pictures and video.
You can also check out my green gram sundal with soaking and my other sundal varieties.

Green gram sweet sundal

Pachai Payaru Sundal Without Soaking - Instant Green Gram Sundal - Sweet & Spicy

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How to make Green gram sundal without soaking

South Indian
Festival recipes

Ingredients (1 cup - 250ml)

  • Green gram / Pachai payaru - 1 cup
  • Cooking oil - 1 tbsp (to roast dal)
  • Water - 2.5 to 3 cups (For pressure cooking dal)
  • Salt - 1/4 tsp

    Green Gram Sweet Sundal recipe

  • Cooked green gram - 1 cup(Heaped)
  • Grated jaggery - 1/3 cup
  • Water - 1/4 cup
  • Cardamom powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Grated coconut - 1/4 cup

    Green Gram Spicy Sundal recipe

  • Cooked green gram - 1.5 cups
  • Coconut oil - 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal - 1/2 tsp
  • Red chilli - 1-2 no(pinched)
  • Curry leaves - few
  • Salt - as needed
  • Hing/asafetida - 1/4 tsp
  • Grated coconut - 1/4 cup

How to make the recipe

  1. Heat oil in a cooker base. Roast green gram for 5 minutes.
  2. Nice aroma arises. Add water & cook in high flame for 7 whistles.
  3. Remove & drain excess water.
  4. For sweet sundal,melt jaggery adding water.Strain & boil for a minute.
  5. Add cooked green gram, cardamom powder, coconut.Mix & boil till slightly moist.Serve!
  6. For spicy sundal, temper mustard,urad,curry leaves and hing in oil.Add cooked green gram,salt and grated coconut.Mix well and serve.

Green Gram Sundal Recipe / Pachai Payaru Sundal - Step by step photos

  • Heat oil in a cooker base and roast green gram till it gets roasted smell and turns slightly golden brown in color.
    Green Gram Sundal Recipe without soaking
  • Add 2.5 to 3 cups of water and pressure cook in low flame for 2 whistles or in high flame for 7 whistles.
    Green Gram Sundal Recipe without soaking
  • Remove after the steam is released.Drain the excess water using a colander.Let it become warm.
    Green Gram Sundal Recipe without soaking
  • For green gram sweet sundal : Heat and melt jaggery adding little water in a pan.Strain the syrup.
    Green Gram Sundal Recipe without soaking
  • Wash the pan.Add the syrup in the same pan. Let it roll boil. Put 1 cup of cooked green gram. Mix well.
    Green Gram Sundal Recipe without soaking
  • Add cardamom powder, grated coconut and mix well. Make sure this sundal is slightly moist in texture. Do not mix till its dry. Dal will become hard.
  • So switch off the flame when there is slight wetness. It will become normal when sundal cools down.Serve & enjoy !
  • For green gram spicy sundal: Heat coconut oil in a pan. Temper mustard seeds, urad dal, curry leaves, hing and pinched red chillies.
  • Saute for a minute and then add cooked green gram, salt and grated coconut. Mix well & serve.
    Green Gram Sundal Recipe without soaking
  • Green gram sweet sundal and spicy sundal are ready !
    Green Gram Sundal Recipe without soaking


Pachai payaru sundal without soaking


  • This sundal won't be bright green in color as we are roasting the green gram.
  • To get green color sundal, you need to soak the dal for 6 to 8 hours without roasting.
  • For sweet sundal: if the jaggery is pure, you can add grated jaggery directly to the cooked green gram. Mix till it melts.
  • You can add some lemon juice to spicy sundal if you like. But add it after switching off the flame.

Try this easy, no soaking, Instant green gram sundal recipe and enjoy !
Pachai payaru sundal without soaking
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October 9, 2016

Kadalai Paruppu Sundal Recipe – Bengal Gram Sundal–Sundal Varieties

Kadalai paruppu sundal
For this Navratri, I din’t  try any new sundal variety. As I have kept Golu in my house, I was busy in inviting guest, giving thamboolam and other household works. So I prepared Green gram sweet sundal, Green gram masala sundal, Badam burfi, Black chana sundal, sweet corn sundal, Rava kesari and Sweet pongal in these 7 days. This morning I prepared Kadalai paruppu Sundal keeping Saraswathi Pooja/Ayudha poojai celebration in mind. 

My MIL usually makes Chana sundal i.e Konda Kadalai sundal (In Tamil) along with 5 rice varieties and Vada whereas my mom makes Kadalai paruppu sundal / Bengal gram sundal adding more coconut. As my dad is not fond of chickpeas sundal, mom makes either Kadala paruppu sundal or paasi paruppu sundal(Moong dal sundal) for neivedyam.  Its a very easy, quick and no soaking sundal variety. When we forget to soak the legumes, this kadala paruppu sundal will come to rescue. Its healthy as well.You can use the cooked dal water to make rasam or drink it as a soup. Fine, lets see how to make South Indian style Kadalai paruppu sundal / Bengal gram sundal with coconut.

Do check out my other Sundal varieties in this link !

Bengal gram dal sundal

Kadalai paruppu sundal / Bengal gram dal sundal recipe

Kadalai paruppu sundal / Bengal gram dal sundal recipe How to make Kadalai paruppu/ Bengal gram dal sundal recipe - Easy, no soaking sundal variety for Navrarti !
Cuisine: South Indian
Category: Sundal varieties
Serves: Serves 2
Prep time: 5 Minutes
Cook time: 15 Minutes
Total time: 20 Minutes

1 cup - 250ml
  • Bengal gram dal / Kadalai paruppu - 1/2 cup
  • Salt & water - as needed
  • Grated coconut – 3 tbsp
To temper
  • Coconut oil - 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal - 1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves - few
  • Green chillies - 1 no ( slitted or finely chopped)

  • Wash and take the dal in the cooker base. Add enough water ( I used 2 cups) and pressure cook for 2-3 whistles in very low flame. Kadalai paruppu won’t become mushy very easily. So It would be perfectly cooked in low flame in just 2 whistles. Remove the lid after the steam is released. Check whether it mashes in your finger. Drain the excess water if any and use it for making rasam or dal soup. Make sure you keep 1 tbsp of water in the dal.
    Kadalai paruppu recipe
  • In a kadai, heat oil and splutter mustard seeds, urad dal, cumin seeds. Add slitted or finely chopped green chillies, curry leaves & hing. Saute for a minute. Add the cooked dal along with the little water in the cooker. Add the required salt, Mix well & boil till all the water evaporates. Mix it gently without mashing the dal. Lastly add the grated coconut, give a quick stir & switch off the flame. Remove from the kadai & transfer it to a vessel. Offer to God & serve ! This sundal will become grainy once it starts to cool down. So do not panic if it looks slightly mushy while hot.
    Kadalai paruppu recipe
    Kadalai paruppu recipe
  • Enjoy !
  • Do check out my other Sundal varieties in this link !

  • Use finely chopped chillies for spicy taste. I use slit chillies.
  • You can also use finely chopped ginger if you like its flavor.
  • Optionally, you can garnish this sundal with coriander leaves.
  • Add more coconut for rich taste.
Easy, quick and healthy Kadalai paruppu sundal is ready to offer GOD and serve !
Kadalai paruppu sundal recipe
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October 14, 2015

Thenga Manga Pattani Sundal Recipe-Beach Style Sundal

Thenga manga pattani sundal
I wanted to try this thengai mangai pattani sundal(Coconut,Raw mango,peas) during last year Navaratri.But I couldn’t do it.So this year I was very much stubborn & determined to start my Navratri Sundal recipes posts only with this most popular Chennai Marina Beach style sundal recipe.Luckily I found a raw mango in the market yesterday and bought it even though it was too costlyTongue.Generally when we think about Chennai beach, apart from the wonderful sea breeze,snacks like Kara pori,Green peas masala chaat, fire roasted corn, sweet cotton candy ( Panchumittai) and thenga manga pattani sundal flashes in our mind.But frankly speaking,I have never tasted any one of them in the beachSad.I visit Chennai very rarely and that too to attend weddings and other family functions.So when I go there,I directly go to our relatives house.As soon as the function gets over,we would be off to Bangalore immediatelySigh.This year too we have planned for a Chennai trip in a month or two.This time I have demanded few things to Sendhil like Shopping in T Nagar,Food at Saravana Bhavan especially Vada curry & Kaima idli and most importantly,a visit to Marina beach.I think Sendhil would keep up his promise and take me to all these placesWinking.After I taste the real sundal in the beach,I will update this post to match its original taste.Today I made this sundal following the recipe from Radhika’s blog.It came out very well and tasty.With the flavor & tanginess of raw mango,it tasted awesome !! Friends,do try this sundal for Navratri neivedyam and share your feedback.If you don’t have raw mango in hand,add more lemon juice and use grated carrots.After doing the pooja,you can also add finely chopped onions & relish this sundal.Lets see how to make this yummy Beach style Thenga Manga Pattani Sundal .
Check out my beach style Kara pori/Spicy puffed rice recipe if interested !!

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September 30, 2014


sweet corn sundal recipe
Sweet corn sundal is a very easy and super tasty sundal recipe & this must be kids most favourite among all the navratri sundal recipes. But most of us don’t do it just thinking about its difficulty in removing the kernels from the boiled corn.Many of us use frozen corn & microwave it to make our job simple. But you can easily remove corn kernels from fresh corn too. Last year I found this simple & quickest way to remove corn kernels from a road side corn wala. With this method, making corn based recipes has become a breeze for me. To make you feel the same, I have shared that easy method with stepwise pictures,just go thro it and make this sundal instantly. Actually I wanted to post this sweet corn sundal recipe during last year navratri but I couldn’t.

So this year, as an interesting addition, I have shared two versions here. One is sweet corn spicy sundal(the normal one) and the other one is sweet corn sweet sundal. I hope this sweet version may be new to some of you.As spicy sweet corn sundal is common and well known to everyone, I wanted to try a sweet version with it. I just followed my Green gram sweet sundal & karamani sweet sundal recipes and prepared it.It was very nice n I loved it a lot. Basically I love the combination of sweet n spice. So I tempered this sweet sundal with a red chilli for mild spiciness and it lend a nice flavour to it. Do try this sweet sundal version. U will love it like me. The second version is a very simple one like other sundal recipes. To make it more colorful n healthy for kids, you can add grated carrot and boiled green peas. It will be more appealing to the kids and they will sure love it. U can try this sundal with American sweet corn or Indian corn. Tastes good for both. Ok,lets see how to make this sweet corn sweet sundal and kara sundal with video. 

Do check out my Colorful Rangoli sundal too !

sweet corn sweet sundal

Sweet corn sundal recipe - 2 verisons

Sweet corn sundal recipe - 2 verisons Sweet corn sundal recipe for Navratri naivedyam !
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Navratri
Serves: Serves 2
Prep time: 15 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 35 Minutes

For sweet sundal
  • Boiled Sweet corn - 1 no
  • Grated jaggery - 2-3 tbsp
  • Cardamom seeds - 1 no (crushed)
  • Grated coconut - 2 tbsp
  • To temper
  • Cooking oil - 1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal - 1/2 tsp
  • Red chilli - 1 no ( pinched)
For spicy sundal
  • Boiled Sweet corn - 1 no
  • Salt - as needed
  • Grated coconut - 3 tbsp
  • Ginger - 1/2 tsp ( finely chopped)
  • Lemon juice - as needed
  • To temper
  • Cooking oil - 1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal - 1/2 tsp
  • Red chilli - 1 no
  • Green chilli - 1 no
  • Curry leaves - few
  • Coriander leaves - few

  • Peel the corn and wash it.Cut into two pieces and pressure cook it adding enough water. Remove n let it cool.
  • Take a piece of corn in a plate and hold it straight.Run your knife from top to bottom by cutting the kernels. Collect the kernels in the plate.Separate it and keep it ready.U can refrigerate in a zip lock bag till use..
How to remove corn kernels easily
  • For sweet sundal, melt grated jaggery adding enough water to cover it. Strain the syrup and collect in a bowl. (You can add jaggery directly if its pure). Add cardamom powder and set aside. Heat oil in a kadai and temper all the ingredients given above. Add the sweet corn and jaggery syrup. Mix well till the syrup is absorbed. Lastly add grated coconut and mix well.
sweet corn sundal sweet
sweet corn sundal sweet-1
  • For spicy sundal, heat oil in a kadai and temper all the ingredients given above. Add the boiled corn kernels and mix well. Add salt, grated coconut, coriander leaves and lemon juice. Mix well and switch off the flame immediately.

Enjoy !
Sweet corn sundal video 


  • For sweet version, you can replace jaggery with sugar. Adjust the quantity of jaggery based on the sweetness you like.
  • For spicy version, you can add grated carrot. 

Do try this kids favourite sweet corn sundal for today’s navaratri neivdeyam !
sweet corn sundal for navratri
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September 29, 2014


Instant Karamani sundal recipe

Generally sundal varieties with lobia / karamani / Black eyed peas/ thatta payaru, green gram/pacha payaru and lima beans/mochakottai can be prepared without soaking. We can make sundal instantly by roasting them. Roasting gives a nice flavour to these legumes and makes the sundal tastes yummy too. 

I won't say it cooks super soft at the same time it won't be hard to chew. Last year I shared Instant white karamani sweet sundal with jaggery using the same method. Here you go, spicy instant karamani sundal for this year Navaratri. Lets see how to make this easy navratri sundal recipe today ! Do try this easy,instant sundal and offer for today's neivedyam.


Instant Karamani sundal recipe

Karamani sundal recipe Instant karamani sundal / thatta payaru sundal for Navarathri naivedyam
Cuisine: Indian
Category: side dish
Serves: 4
Prep time: 5 Minutes
Cook time: 15 Minutes
Total time: 20 Minutes

1 cup - 250ml
  • Karamani/Lobia/Black eyes peas/thatta payaru - 1/2 cup( white or brown)
  • Grated coconut- 1/4 cup or 3 tbsp
  • Water and salt-As needed
To temper
  • Cooking oil - 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds-1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal-1/2 tsp
  • Red chillies - 2 nos
  • Curry leaves-few
  • Lemon juice - few drops
  • Coriander leaves-few
  • Hing - 2 big pinches


  • In a pressure cooker base,heat a tsp of oil and roast the karamani till it crackles. Keep the flame medium. The color turns dark and skin cracks with a noise. Press the grains well using the back of ladle. Add the required water & a pinch of cooking soda(optional to cook soft, but I dint add) and pressure cook in   low flame for 3 whistles.
Karamani sundal

  • After the steam is released, open the cooker and keep aside. Do not drain the excess water. Heat oil in a kadai and temper as said above.
Karamani sundal

  • Add the cooked karamani along with water. Let it boil for sometime. Leave little water behind( say 1 tbsp) and add the grated coconut. Mix well till water drains. Switch off the flame and drizzle lemon juice as needed ! Garnish with coriander leaves. 
Instant karamani sundal

Offer God n Enjoy !


  • U can replace brown karamani with white ones.
  • If u want to make very soft sundal,soak karamani for 2-3 hours after roasting and before pressure cooking.

Black eyed peas sundal

Make this healthy karamani sundal instantly and offer God !

Karamani sundal

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September 25, 2014

Navratri Recipes - South Indian Navratri Sweets & Sundal Varieties

Navratri recipes south indian

Navratri 2023 starts on October 15th and ends on 24th October. Here is the collection of South Indian Navarathri prasadam recipes/Golu special recipes like Sweets, sundal and navratri snacks from my blog. Click on the pictures to see the recipe. Hope you find it useful. I am yet to add more sundal varieties and fasting recipes from this week. I will update this page as & when I add it. Thanks for visiting this page. Have a great Navratri celebration !




Rangoli sundal
Rajma sundal

 Karamani sundal

  Peanut sundal 

Moong dal sundal

 Thenga manga pattani sundal

 Karamani sundal

 Sweet corn sundal





   Atta ladoo/ Wheat flour ladoo


Wish you all a very happy Navratri celebration !

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