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pasi paruppu dal, moong dal for chapathi, chapati dal recipe

  • Author: Kannamma - Suguna Vinodh
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


This is a very simple pasi paruppu dal, chapati dal recipe. A very easy to do recipe that can be prepared in no time.


  • 1 teaspoon ghee
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • 1 inch ginger, minced
  • 1 medium sized onion, chopped fine
  • 3 green chillies, chopped
  • 1 ripe tomato, chopped
  • 1/3 cup moong dal
  • 2 cups veggies
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 4 sprigs coriander leaves, chopped


  1. Heat a pressure pan and add in a teaspoon of ghee. Add in the cumin seeds and curry leaves. Let it splutter. Add in the chopped ginger. Fry for a minute until the ginger turns very aromatic.
  2. Add in the onions and green chillies. Fry till its soft.
  3. Add in the moong dal, chopped tomatoes and the veggies.
  4. Add in the water and cover the pan and cook for 3 whistles. Switch off the flame and wait for the pressure to release naturally.
  5. Open the cooker and add in the salt. We add the salt at the last so the dal gets cooked well in the cooker. Add in the lime / lemon juice and coriander leaves. Mix well to combine.
  6. Serve with chapati.


A note on Veggies:
Potatoes is a must as it makes for a thick gravy . You can use carrots, potatoes, cauliflower peas and beans etc…

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Cuisine: Tailnadu