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Monday, June 20, 2016

Moong Dal Sambar (Tiffin Sambar) - Pasi Paruppu Sambar

Moongdal Sambar is a healthy & Protein Rich Sambar Goes well with idli,Dosa & Pongal Recipe. It is prepared with Pesara Pappu or yellow Moongdal  & little quantity of Toor dal. Yellow moong dal  sambar is extremely light and easy to digest.Moongdal  is good source of protein and dietary fiber.Moongdal is also rich in iron & pottasium. Today we will learn about comforting & protein rich sambar.

Moong Dal Sambar

 Prep Time :  10   min. 
Cook Time : 20 minutes.
Recipe Category: Sides
Recipe Cusine :South Indian


Moong dal - 1/2 cup.
Toor dal - 2 tbsp.
Pearl onions - 15.
Tomato - 2.
Red chillies -2.
Green chillies -2.
Sambar Powder - 1 tsp.
turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp.
salt - as needed.
coriander leaves - 2 tbsp.(to Garnish)
oil - to fry.
cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
curry leaves - 1 sprig.
hing - Generous Pinch.
Water - as needed.


Pressure cook  Moong dal & toor dal with 2 cups of water for 3 whistles. When pressure subsides open the cooker & mash the dal till it turns mushy.keep it aside.


  • Heat the oil, add mustard seeds. When mustard seeds splutters add cumin seeds.
  • When cumin seeds sizzles add curry leaves,Red chillies & Green chillies.
  • When chillies turns the colour, add Pearl  Onions.

  • When onions turns Golden brown colour add tomatoes.
  • Saute till tomatoes turns mushy. Then add sambar powder & hing. Give a Quick mix.

  • Now add cooked dal & water. ( i have added around 2 cups of water). Sambar consistency should be thin, so adjust water accordingly.
  • let it boil for few minutes, till it gets light sambar consistency.
  • Garnish with fresh cilantro.
  • if you want to add  veggies like carrots or potatoes, chop it & pressure cook it along with dal , or you can cook seperately & add before adding cooked dal .
  • Consistency of sambar should be thin for tiffin sambar.
  • Adjust the chillies according to your taste.
  • It pairs  well with idli,dosa, pongal & also with chapathi's.


jeenaskitchenrecipes said...

Healthy delicious sambar... looks soo tempting with that neat presentation...

Anonymous said...

Believe it or not, but your cooking style is very similar to ours. We do follow similar dal recipe except the addition of sambar masala powder... which sounds great to me.. Very good healthy share my dear friend👌👍.

priya said...

I will try this because I have never tried sambar with moong dal

Srividhya G said...

Love this sambar. Very yummy and great side for tiffins. Nothing can beat the taste of pearl onions naa..

Siri said...

Simple but superb

Vishalu's Creative World said...

Simply superb