Thursday, May 3, 2012

Moong Dal / Paasiparuppu Sambar (For Idli)


Moong dal / Paasiparuppu - 1 cup
Small onions - 8
Tomato -2
Green chili - 2
Turmeric powder-1/2 teaspoon
Oil, Salt - as needed

To be powdered:

Red chili - 3
Corriander seeds - 3 tablespoon
Fenugreek - 1/4 teaspoon

For seasoning:

Oil, Mustard seeds, fenugreek, cumin, red chili - 1, asafoetida, curry leaves

  • Add turmeric powder to moongdal; pressure cook.
  • Dry roast all the things to be powdered, and make a powder.
  • Season the items mentioned, add long sliced onions, green chilli, finely chopped tomato and saute well.
  • Add moong dal, powdered items and allow it to boil.
  • When it boils well, switch off the stove.


Can be taken with rice; but for idli it is a very exclusive combination.

Leant from: Mrs. Padma, my mother