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Mashed Green Moong Dal
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Mashed Green Moong Dal

Pachai Payaru kadayal is one yummy recipe it is so easy to prepare no soaking or grinding is required
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Kuzhambu
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4
Author: sharmila kingsly


  • Green Moong Dal – ½ cup
  • Oil – 1 tbsp
  • Cumin Seeds – ½ tsp
  • Whole Pepper Corns – ½ tsp
  • Garlic pods – 5
  • Curry Leaves a spring
  • Shallots / Small Onions – 1 cup approximately 20
  • Tomato – 1
  • Coriander Powder – ½ tsp
  • Red Chilli powder – ½ tsp
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
  • Salt as needed
  • Water – 3 cups
  • Coriander leaves – ¼ cup to garnish


  • In a cooker dry roast the moong dal for about 5 mins or until it turns slightly aromatic. Switch off the flame. Allow it to cool down completely
  • Wash the green moong and set it aside. In the same cooker heat a tbsp of oil ,once its hot add in the cumin seeds and pepper corn .
  • Fry for few secs and then add in the garlic pods and curry leaves.
  • Next add in the Shallots and fry in a low flame until its glossy.
  • Next add in the tomatoes and cook till it leaves oil. Now add in the washed green moong dal.
  • Saute for few mins and then add in the coriander powder Chilli powder.
  • And then add in the turmeric powder. Combine everything and cook for 2 mins and then add in the 3 cups water.
  • Mix everything and cook till it comes to a boil and then close the cooker and cook in a low medium flame for 4 whistles. Wait till the pressure is released on its own and then open the cooker. Mash everything well.
  • Add in ½ to 1 cup of water to bring in to the gravy consistency.
  • Add the required salt. Cook it for another 5 mins and then garnish with coriander leaves and switch off. Serve hot.



  • It goes very well with rice ,roti ,idli or dosa.
  • If using for roti you can add a tbsp of fresh cream after you switch off the fresh cream. It tastes really delicious
Keyword Green Gram Curry, Mashed Green Moong Dal, Pachai Payaru Kadayal
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