April 04, 2013

Pacha Payar Chundal

Sundal is an important dish prepared everyday during Navratri festival. It is rich in protein and can also be had as an evening snack. Today let us learn how to prepare green gram sundal using our easy pachai payaru (green gram) sundal recipe-

Ingredients needed

Green gram - 1/2 cup
Grated coconut - 2-3 tbsp

For the seasoning

Mustard - 3/4 tsp
Hing - a pinch
Urad dal - 1/2 tsp
Green chilli - 1 finely chopped
Red chilli - 1
Curry leaves - few


Soak green gram for 5-6 hours or overnight. Wash and pressure cook with less water, salt needed for 1-2 whistles.The green gram should be soft but not mashed up. Drain any excess water.


Heat a tsp of oil in a kadai/pan, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add hing, urad dal, red chilli, curry leaves and green chilli. Toss till dal changes to golden brown in colour.

Add the cooked green gram, grated coconut and mix it well. Check for salt and remove from flame.

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