Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Day 2#: Moong dhal Sundal / Paasi Paruppu Sundal | Navarathiri Recipes

For day 2 of Navarathiri, I made this moong dhal sundal for neivedhiyam. Moong dhal is rich in Vitamin A, B, C, E and minerals like calcium, iron and potassium. Well known benefits are ~ its aid in loss of weight and lowering cholesterol levels. According to Chinese medicine it is said that these tiny pulses has anti-cancer properties. And according to paati kaivaidhiyam, moong dhal cools the body. After pregnancy, I was advised to replace toor dhal with moong dhal in my diet as toor dhal gives uneasiness to the baby.

I am totally in love with making different sundal varieties as they make a fuss-free and healthy snack for our tea-time. Again this is gluten-free and diabetic friendly and so can be easily served to anoyone of any age.

~*What U Need*~
Moong Dhal - 1/4 cup
Grated Fresh Coconut - 2 tbsp
Mustard Seeds - 1/4 tsp
Urad Dal - 1/4 tsp
Dried Red Chillies - 1-2
Curry Leaves - 1 sprig
Turmeric powder - a pinch
Hing - a small pinch
Salt, Oil

How I Made it:
Soak the moong dhal for 1 or 2 hours. Rinse and drain. Add the moong dhal with some water and turmeric powder and cook for 10-12 minutes till soft but the dhal should retain its shape. Drain and set aside.

Heat 1 tsp oil in pan. Add the mustard seeds, urad dal and let them splutter. Add the broken red chillies, curry leaves and hing and fry for a few seconds.

Now add the cooked moong dal and saute for a couple of minutes. Add the grated fresh coconut and salt to it and mix well. Remove from flame.

Serve as snack!!!

So thats it Folks...
With Love,

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  1. looks so colorful and delicious, festive wishes to you dear

  2. Looks absolutely yummy. I love any type of sundal. Happy Navratri dear.

    Today's recipe:

  3. Happy navrathri & good to see u in action so soon :) such a healthy dish!

  4. Yummy bowl of nutritious sundal, delicious.

  5. We have something similar in Punjab . which is called Dry Amritsari Daal, but thats made up with Urad Daal. this is new and fresh recipe, with use of coconut ..

    Good one !

  6. We use whole moong dhall usually...nvr tried this..looks lovely....

  7. Delicious and healthy recipe...

  8. Never had moong dal this way. Looks yumm and delish

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