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Veg Paya Recipe, Vegetable Paya for Idli Recipe

Recipe for Paya – Veg version. Perfectly goes will with idli. Recipe for veg paya with step by step pictures.

  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Yield: 4 generous servings 1x



Veg Paya Masala

  • 78 cashew nut
  • 1 tablespoon khus khus, white poppy seeds
  • 1/3 cup fresh shredded coconut
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 2 teaspoon ready made chicken masala
  • 2 green chillies
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 inch piece ginger
  • 6 cloves garlic

Other Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoon moong dal
  • 2 tablespoon vegetable oil / sunflower oil
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 1 inch piece cinnamon
  • 1 clove
  • 1 cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon kalpasi (stone flower)
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 3 whole green chillies
  • 2 tomatoes, finely chopped


  1. Cook the moong dal and set aside. Grind all the ingredients listed under paya masala to a smooth paste adding about a cup of water while grinding. Set aside
  2. Heat oil in a pan and add in the fennel seeds, cinnamon, clove, cardamom and kalpasi.
  3. Add in the finely chopped onions, whole green chillies and saute for five minutes.
  4. Add in the tomatoes and saute till the tomatoes are soft.
  5. Add in the ground masala paste, two cups water and the cooked moong dal. Cover the pan and let the veg paya simmer for 15 minutes on a low flame.
  • Author: Kannamma - Suguna Vinodh
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Category: curry
  • Cuisine: South Indian
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