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Payatham Paruppu Sundal


  • Payatham Paruppu (Green Gram dhal) – 1 cup
  • Red or green Chillies – 2
  • Curry leaves – few
  • Coconut gratings – 1 tablespoon
  • Oil – 1 teaspoon
  • Mustard – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Asafotida – a pinch
  • Salt – 1/2 teaspoon or as per taste


  1. Soak payatham paruppu for about 1 hour and cook in open vessel till it is soft but not mushy. Drain the excess water and keep aside.
  2. In a kadai put the oil and when it is hot add mustard. When it pops up, add chillies cut into pieces along with asafotida powder and curry leaves. Fry for a while. Add cooked dhal. Mix well. Add salt and coconut gratings. Mix once again and remove.
  3. Note: You can cook it without soaking also. If you soak it, it will get cooked fast. If you want to prepare a quick “Neivedhyam”, you can go for this sundal.

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