Sunday, November 20, 2011

Green Moong Salad/Sundal

I had a taste of many sundals for the first time this Navratri, since I live in a largely Hindu locality i had a good experience of those festive 9 days and also got a lot of awareness about the Hindu religion.I particularly took an instant liking to this green moong sundal/salad.I even make it for dinners now with a little addition.


Sundal is just lentils or legumes tossed and tempered with the traditional south indian curry leaves,mustard seeds and coconut.Its such a tasty and nutritious dish all in one shot.My mom used to run after me to have these moong and now I should tell her how i love it!

As a tradition, during each of the 9 days of Navratri a different type of sundal has to be served to the Goddess (scribbles from my gathered knowledge).This year i had a taste of black chick peas sundal (the common of these),green peas sundal, green moong sundal, channa dal sundal, and funnily I didn't even know there were so many types!! :)

How i make it..

Green Moong beans boiled and cooled 2 cups
Sambar Powder 1tsp(optional)
Salt to taste
Cilantro chopped

Tempering
Coconut oil 1 teaspoon (add more if u like of any oil, i just think coconut oil adds to the flavor try it!)
Mustard seeds 1 tsp
Cumin seeds 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves 2 3 sprigs
Dried Red chillies 2nos
Coconut scrapped 1 tablespoons (or more as much as u like)


  • Cook the moong beans and set it aside.
  • Heat the oil in a pan, add the mustard seeds, cumin seeds,curry leaves,dry chillies and coconut scrappings.
  • Next add the cooked green moong and toss well in this tempering.Add the sambar powder(its optional).

  • Garnish with cilantro and serve hot with chapatis or have it as it is!
Linking this to 



and to Smita's and Edible Entertainment's HCC


You May also like

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

ShareThis