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Pachai Payaru Sweet Sundal | Whole Moong Dal Sweet Sundal

Pachai Payaru Sweet Sundal is a traditional South Indian whole green gram sweet sundal recipe. This sweet version of sundal is made using whole moong dal / passi payaru legume and sweetened with jaggery.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Snacks
Cuisine: Indian, South Indian
Diet: Vegetarian
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 274kcal


  • ¾ cup Whole Moong dal/ Pachai payaru
  • ½ cup Jaggery
  • ¼ cup Coconut grated
  • ½ teaspoon Cardamom powder
  • 1 teaspoon Sugar
  • a pinch Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Ghee optional


  • Dry roast the whole moong until fragrant. This should take about 8 mins. Do keep stirring when roasting the dal because they tend to burn easily. You will notice that the color changes from green to brown. At this point take it off the flame.
  • Wash the fried dal and soak it water for about 1-2 hrs.
  • Boil the soaked dal in enough water for about 15 – 20 mins until the dal is cooked. The dal should be mushy when crushed in between the fingers. At this stage drain it in a colander and keep aside.
  • I use my IP these days to cook the Moong dal and it takes about 4 minutes on high pressure. Release the pressure in 10 minutes and then drain the lentil and keep it aside.
  • Measure the jaggery in a pan and add about ½ cup of water to it. Bring it a boil.
  • When you see that the jaggery is all melted and is foaming, add the coconut and the cooked dal. Also add the cardamom powder and mix well. At this stage also add the sugar. You will notice that once you add the dal the mixture becomes watery. Cook it for 5-8 more mins, until the excess water cooks out.
  • Now add the ghee (if using) and take it off the flame. You will notice that the sundal is little wet, but it will dry out and become separated when cooled.
  • Enjoy Pachai Payaru Sweet Sundal with friends and family!!!


Calories: 274kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 12mg | Potassium: 18mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 75IU | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 2mg