Pasi paruppu sambar / moong dal sambar

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Sambar Powder
Carote Pan

Here is the video of how to make Pasi paruppu sambar / moong dal sambar

This sambar made with Pasi Paruppu / Moong Dal is so light on the stomach and very easy to digest. As its so good and so easy to digest, you will find a version of this sambar in almost all the Tamil kitchens all the time. Especially pasi paruppu sambar is what you will be made to eat when you are pregnant, nursing, or when you have aged people at home who want to eat light food. If you are down with flu or tired from work, then this sambar is what you should be making as its very light and very healthy. Here is how to do it. There is no tamarind used in this sambar and its so easy to make this recipe.
Take a bowl and add in the washed moong dal. Add in the chopped onion, tomatoes, curry leaves and vegetables of your choice. The curry leaves can be also added while tempering. Both give a different flavour. Try whatever you may be in the mood for. I added carrots, brinjal and yellow pumpkin today. You can add whatever you have in your fridge. Add 2 cups of water and cook in a pressure cooker for 2 whistles. Not more than that. You want the dal to have a little texture. If you cook moong dal for a long time, it will become slimy and mushy and the sambar wont have the right consistency. So do not overcook your lentils. After the 2 whistles, switch off the flame and allow the cooker to release its pressure naturally. Set aside.

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Heat sesame oil in a pan and add in the mustard seeds when the oil is hot. Add in the cumin seeds and the fenugreek (vendhayam) seeds. Let the seeds splutter. Add in the asafoetida (perungayam). Add 1/2 a cup of water to the pan. After adding the water, add in the sambar powder and turmeric powder. If you don’t have home made sambar powder, no worries. Any store bought sambar powder will do. Add in the salt. Let it cook for 3 minutes so the masala powders gets fully cooked.

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Add in the boiled lentil mixture and mix well. If you think the sambar is too thick, then add 1/2 a cup of hot water to the pan. Add only if you think its really necessary. Let it simmer on low flame for a couple of minutes. The dal will have a nice texture and should not be mushy. Add in the coriander leaves and switch off the flame.

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Serve the pasi paruppu sambar hot with south Indian tiffin items.

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Pasi paruppu sambar / moong dal sambar

Recipe for pasi paruppu sambar. Sambar recipe made with moong dal. Very light recipe which is easy to digest.

  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 4 persons 1x

Ingredients

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Lentils and Veggies

  • 1/3 cup split moong dal (paasi paruppu)
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 1 sprig curry leaves (can also be added while tempering – see notes)
  • 2 cups vegetables of your choice
  • 2 cups water

For the Tempering

  • 1 teaspoon Indian sesame oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1/8 teaspoon fenugreek seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon asafoetida
  • 1 teaspoon sambar powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 sprigs coriander leaves, chopped
  • 1 cup water, divided

Instructions

  1. Take a pressure cooker and add in all the ingredients listed under Lentils and Veggies. Add 2 cups of water and cook in a pressure cooker for 2 whistles. Switch off the flame and allow the cooker to release its pressure naturally. Set aside.
  2. Heat sesame oil in a pan and add in the mustard seeds when the oil is hot. Add in the cumin seeds and the fenugreek (vendhayam) seeds. Let the seeds splutter. Add in the asafoetida (perungayam). Add 1/2 a cup of water to the pan. After adding the water, add in the sambar powder and turmeric powder. Add in the salt. Let it cook for 3 minutes so the masala powders gets fully cooked.
  3. Add in the boiled lentil mixture and mix well. If you think the sambar is too thick, then add 1/2 a cup of hot water to the pan.
  4. Let it simmer on low flame for a couple of minutes. Add in the coriander leaves and switch off the flame.

Notes

The curry leaves can be added while boiling the veggies or while tempering.

  • Author: Kannamma - Suguna Vinodh
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Cuisine: Tamilnadu

Keywords: moong dal sambar

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26 thoughts on “Pasi paruppu sambar / moong dal sambar”

  1. Hi we usually won’t use sambar powder it is compulsory we will use red chilles when tempering it is okay and I really want to tell I will see your blog when ever I got doubt in my dishes really super






  2. Shivashankari Prasanna

    Hi , made this moong dhaal sambhar first time and it came out really well. My husband liked it very much. Usually he is never fond of sambar. This one is a perfect light recipe. Thank you very much for posting this recipe. God bless you!






  3. This actually makes a great meal in itself if one wants to stick to a light meal at all times. Adding beans and peas also adds to the fun and I eat this as a bowl for dinner at 6 30 pm. Really pleasing and satisfying,

  4. Hi Suguna,
    I keep coming back to this one. Love it!! Like all your other recipes I have tried. If I want to try out something new, I first check your site..thank you for sharing your talent and hard work with the world.






  5. Just had to say this today. This is the third time I’m making this sambar and each time my daughter polished off two bowls of it in quick succession. We now call this the ‘toddler sambar’ at home. Thank you for this recipe!






  6. Hi Suguna . I have always failed to impress my better half when it comes to Moong Dal recipe until I found this recipe of yours . Made this one for a simple Saturday night dinner . I paired this sambar with super soft Idli ( Again recipe of yours ) .Thank you so much . Your blog is my Go-to for any traditional recipe 😊

  7. Hi naan innaki try panni paarthen.migavum arumaiyaana suvai. naan unga puli kulambu variety’s paarthu than nalla kathukitten adhuku munnadi correct a puli evalavu podananumnu teriyadhu.thank s for wonderful recipes. Priya from uk

  8. Hi,

    Thank you for the recipe, great stuff. Question: how does ‘pressure cooker for 2 whistles’ convert into time and pressure setting, is it high pressure for 20 mins?

    Thanks

    Simon






  9. Hi suguna,
    Pasi paruppu sambar was really very tasty and comes out good..All my family members are like the sambar especially my husband and thank you for the wonderful dish..






  10. This one was super easy and came out yummm….one sitting, all gone! Awesome! Thanks πŸ™‚






  11. Hi Suguna,

    I love your blog and easy-to-make recipes. I have a question about this. My veggies did not cook well (and seemed undercooked) when I pressure cooked them with the payatham parupu. The next time I made, I cooked the vegetables separately and the parupu separately and followed the rest of the recipes and it tasted yum. Do you have any idea why cooking the veggies and the lentils together was such a disaster for me ?

    Also, can you add a recipe for thakkali kootu (if you don’t already have one) ?

    Thanks !






  12. Suguna, we call this poricha (poritha) kozhambu. Yes, this is definitely a comfort food. We usually top it with a seasoning of vadagam.

  13. Hi, pics are awesome. Whenever I moong dhal, it always turns out slimy. I will try to do it this way next time. No tamarind for this sambar.

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