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Pachai Payaru (Green Gram) Sundal

Pachai payaru sundal is a traditional South Indian snack made with green gram (moong dal). It is a healthy and nutritious dish that is often served during festivals like Navarathri and special occasions. The green gram is cooked and tempered with spices, coconut, and curry leaves to enhance its flavor. Pachai payaru sundal is also considered a good source of protein and fiber, making it a popular choice for a light and filling snack.

Pachai Payaru (Green Gram) Sundal

Recipe by S Kamala
Recipe rating: N/A
Course: Others, Sides, SnacksCuisine: Indian, TamilDifficulty: Easy


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Pachai Payaru (Green Gram) Sundal is a nutritious and protein-packed dish that’s not only healthy but also easy to prepare, making it an ideal evening snack.


  • Pachai Payaru (Green gram) – 1 cup

  • Oil – 1 teaspoon

  • Mustard – 1/2 teaspoon

  • Urad dhal – 1 teaspoon

  • Red chilli – 2 Nos

  • Fresh Ginger – a small piece

  • Asafoetida – a pinch

  • Curry leaves – few

  • Lemon juice – few drops

  • Coconut gratings – 1 tablespoon

  • Salt – 1/2 teaspoon or as per taste


  • Soak the Green Gram in water for about 4 to 5 hours.
  • Wash well and boil it in sufficient water along with salt till it is soft, but not mushy.
  • Drain the excess water and keep it aside.
  • In a frying pan add the oil and when it is hot add mustard. When it pops up, add urad dhal and fry till it become light brown.
  • Add asafoetida, red chillies (cut into pieces), finely chopped ginger and curry leaves. Fry for a second.
  • Then add the cooked gram. Mix well.
  • Then add the coconut gratings and combine it. Switch off the stove.
  • Before removing add lemon juice and mix everything well once again.

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  • You can also pressure cook the soaked gram for two whistles.
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