August 24, 2011

Payiru Sundal ~ Green gram steamed stir fry ~ Moong Dal Sundal

I have often wondered what the English equivalent of Sundal is .. (Sundal in Tamil / Husli in Kannada). While curries are generally used to denote anything between Sambhar, Rasam and Kootu even extending sometimes to Poriyals, can we also then define what a sundal is, in English?? May be my dear readers will enlighten me... Coming to today's post, I have made a very simple Payiru Sundal with green gram sprouts. This Sundal can be made even without sprouting too, but somehow these sprouts are very common in my family, even with kiddo liking some dishes made out of it (need to see how long this 'like sprouts' flavour lasts....)

Quick to make, the procedure for making this and other gram Sundals is almost the same, and 9 (nine) varieties of this is generally made as Naivedyam for the Goddess during each day of Navratri. Also Sending this to my own event - Fasting foods (Vrat Ka Khaana special) along with Blogging Marathon # 8 - week 2 under "Cook with 5 or less ingredients" theme as also Flavours of the South event You could also make this for a very healthy & filling evening snack.Let's get on to the recipe.... Check out my other blogging friends here. Other dishes using Moong Sprouts that might interest you are:






Prep time : 15 mins (apart from Soaking and Sprouting). Cook time : 20 mins. Serves : 3

Ingredients:
  • Moong Dal / Green gram (whole) - 1 cup
  • Tempering : Oil (1 tsp) + mustard, curry leaves, green or red chillies (2 nos) + Asafoetida (a pinch) + grated ginger (1/2 tsp)
  • Lemon juice - 1/2 tsp (optional)
  • Salt - to taste
  • Grated coconut and /or coriander - for garnish

Method:
1) Soak green gram for 8- 10 hours. Drain and tie it in a muslin cloth / cheese cloth overnight or over 12 hours to get fine loong Moong sprouts.
2) Pressure cook this with minimum salt and water for 3 whistles. Drain the water.
3) In a pan, prepare tempering with all the ingredients. Add the cooked moong dal. Stir lightly. Adjust salt and seasonings. Add grated coconut, coriander and lemon juice.
4) Serve warm. This also goes well with hot phulkas for a very proteinicious meal :)

29 Foodie Comments:

Sharmilee! :) on August 24, 2011 said...

Wow this is such a healthy snack...I luv this..Thanks for ur comments and keep visiting :)

jayasree on August 24, 2011 said...

Healthy sundal..A bowl of sundal with a cup of curd will be a filling meal for me.

vaishali sabnani on August 24, 2011 said...

super ...like the healthy dish.

Kalpana Sareesh on August 24, 2011 said...

very healthy sundal..

simply.food on August 24, 2011 said...

Very healthy and delicious.

Priya on August 24, 2011 said...

Nutritious n protein packed sundal,i can finish that bowl anytime..

Srivalli on August 24, 2011 said...

I guess in english we can call it a salad on a general note..:)..as you can make a sundal with just sprouts and onions, tomatoes which make a great salad. Curry acc to my dictionary usually means to a gravy dish made with masala. Only tamilians esp tambrahims, call the dry side dishes (poriyals) as curry. Rest of the clad refer curry to the gravy kurmas etc..but then come to think of it, there are so many names for the same dish that it's not surprising if one gets confused..:)..lovely picture by the way

Kalyani on August 24, 2011 said...

@ valli - u r right to an extent : Curry is more a legacy by the British RAj in India (like the way they anglicised so many of our disehs). But the authentic tam brahms actually call any dry dish as "karamudhu" (tamil) or max poriyal . Curry is more used colloquially !

Prathibha on August 24, 2011 said...

very yummy snack..looks delicious..:)

Chandrani Banerjee on August 24, 2011 said...

Healthy snacks...

Santosh Bangar on August 24, 2011 said...

healthy stire for fast or otherwiise

Rani acharyulu on August 24, 2011 said...

Healthy yummy sundal looks delicious!

Harini on August 24, 2011 said...

protein packed snack!

Usha on August 24, 2011 said...

I would call it salad or a sauteed green gram sprouts.

Archana on August 24, 2011 said...

Would love to eat it just plain as a snack also.


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Premalatha Aravindhan on August 24, 2011 said...

wow healthy recipe,luks so delicious and tempting...

Kalyani's Platter on August 24, 2011 said...

Looks delicious ...

Aarthi on August 24, 2011 said...

very healthy looking dish

Smitha on August 24, 2011 said...

one healthy and tasty dish!...love to eat it just like that!

Neha on August 24, 2011 said...

very nice recipe...

Priya's Feast on August 25, 2011 said...

Nice sundal..A useful recipe during this festival time..

Krithi's Kitchen on August 25, 2011 said...

Fav kind of evening snack!!
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Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal on August 25, 2011 said...

Love this version of sundal, mouth watering and healthy :)

Suma Gandlur on August 25, 2011 said...

One of my favorites. I usually call it a salad. :)

Pavani on August 25, 2011 said...

Healthy & nutritious Sundal. Lovely clicks.

Vardhini on August 25, 2011 said...

I make this too .. looks good Kalyani. Healthy.

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mykitchentrials on August 25, 2011 said...

thats one yummy click!

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Nirmala's kitchen on August 25, 2011 said...

My favourite sundal and usually I make during Navratri!!

Cool Lassi(e) on August 25, 2011 said...

Salad is an apt title to Sundal! Lovely and healthy sundal, Kalyani!

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