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Pachai Payaru Sundal | Whole Moong dal Sundal

This whole moong dal sundal also known as Pachai Payaru Sundal is a nutritious and healthy salad made with Moong / Mung bean. Perfect Sundal not just for the Navaratri festival but any time as a side or snack.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Soaking time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 35 mins
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian, South Indian
Diet: Vegan
Servings: 6
Calories: 160kcal


  • Instant Pot


  • 1 cup Pachai Payaru/Whole moong dal
  • cup Coconut grated
  • 2 teaspoon Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • 3 Red chilies
  • ¼ teaspoon Asafetida
  • few Curry leaves
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon/lime juice optional


  • Dry roast the moong in a pan, until slightly brown and aromatic.
  • Soak the roasted moong in enough water for about 2 hrs.
  • Drain the water and add fresh water to the beans. Add salt and cook it in instant pot for 4 minutes on high pressure. Release the pressure in 10 minutes. Drain the lentil and keep it aside.
  • If cooking on stove top, add fresh water in a pot and let the lentil cook until it crumbles easily between fingers. Add salt during the last 5 minutes of cooking time.
  • In the same pan, add oil and fry the seasonings (mustard seeds, asafetida, curry leaves and red chilies).
  • Now add the drained the moong and stir well. Add the coconut gratings and mix well.
  • Take the sundal off the flame and add the lemon/lime juice if using. Mix well and serve.


Calories: 160kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 518mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 254IU | Vitamin C: 35mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 3mg