Pachai Payaru Sundal | Green Gram Sundal | Sprouted Moong Sundal

Stepwise Recipe to Make Pachai Payaru Sundal, Sprouted Moong or Green Gram Sundal for Navaratri prasadam

Pachai Payaru Sundal | Green Gram Sundal | Sprouted Moong Sundal

Pachai Payaru Sundal or Green Gram (Green Moong) Sundal is a Navaratri festival Special snack recipe made with sprouted moong beans. Healthy, protein rich and vegan snack recipe for all age groups.

If you sprout moong beans at home regularly and if you love South Indian recipes that are vegan and protein rich, you should definitely try this recipe.

As vegetarians, it is forever our quest to increase protein intake and hence such recipes that require minimal effort are life-saving.

We make Payaru Sundal often at home and not only during Navaratri season. This tastes more or less like a Side Dish or Stir Fry with Kuzhambu and Rice.

Traditionally Sundal is consumed as a tea time snack and it is also a popular temple food or prasadam in South India.

However, during Navaratri, this snack is made and distributed as prasadam on a large scale in homes and temples.  

By the way, Payaru Sundal can be made without sprouting. Since Sprouts are something that is always available in our refrigerator at home, we prefer the same.

Soaking the Green Moong takes around 5 to 6 hours. I tend to soak all legumes overnight for convenience. When I wake up, they are ready to either be pressure cooked for curry or salads or to be sprouted.

It takes anywhere between 36 to 48 hours for the beans to sprout and once they do, store the sprouts in the refrigerator for use up to one week.

You can eat sprouts without cooking as well but we generally prefer steaming them slightly for easy digestion. Steaming is a preferred method of cooking the sprouts than cooking it with water on the stove top.

Other Recipes using Moong Sprouts are SPROUTS CHILLA, NO OIL MOONG SPROUTS SALAD and CHERUPAYAR CURRY.

I have made the Sundal using freshly grated coconut. You can make the Sundal using the Sundal Masala Podi or Powder, if you are avoiding coconut for some reason.

Let us now check the detailed recipe below.

Step-wise Pachai Payaru Sundal Recipe

Steam the 2 cups of Moong sprouts for 3-5 minutes.

Sprouted And Steamed Moong Beans

Once the sprouts have steamed, heat a pan, add coconut oil, mustard seeds, urad dal and whole red chillies.

tempering in coconut oil for the pachai payaru sundal

Once mustard crackles, add hing and curry leaves.

Add the steamed sprouts, salt to taste and mix well. If there is any residual moisture, let it evaporate.

Sprouts and salt added to the tempering

Now add the freshly grated coconut, mix once and switch off the flame.

freshly grated coconut added to the sprouts and sundal is ready to serve

Sundal is ready to be served as snack or offered as prasadam.

Recipe Notes

  • You can use regular oil instead of coconut oil.
  • If using Sundal podi, please add the same along with sprouts and salt.

Other Navaratri Sundal Varieties on the blog –

Pattani Sundal with Sundal Masala (White or Yellow Peas)

Kadalai Paruppu Sundal (Chana Dal)

Kondakadalai Sundal (Brown Chickpeas)

Pachai Payaru Sundal | Green Gram Sundal | Sprouted Moong Sundal

Pachai Payaru Sundal | Green Gram Sundal | Sprouted Moong Sundal

Vidya Narayan
Pachai Payaru Sundal or Green Gram, Green Moong Sundal is a Navaratri festival Special snack recipe made with sprouted moong beans. Healthy, protein rich and vegan snack recipe
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine South Indian
Servings 2 people

Equipment

  • Steamer

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups Green Moong Sprouts 1 cup is 250 ml measurement
  • 1 tbsp Coconut oil 1 tbsp is 15 ml
  • 1/2 tsp Urad Dal or Ulutham Paruppu 1 tsp is 5 ml
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard Seeds, Kadagu or Rai
  • 3 – 4 nos. Whole Red Chillies
  • 3 tbsp freshly Grated coconut
  • A pinch of Hing or Asafoetida
  • A sprig of curry leaves or few as required
  • salt to taste

Instructions
 

  • Steam the 2 cups of Moong sprouts for 3-5 minutes.
  • Once the sprouts have steamed, heat a pan, add coconut oil, mustard seeds, urad dal and whole red chillies.
  • Once mustard crackles, add hing and curry leaves.
  • Add the steamed sprouts, salt to taste and mix well. If there is any residual moisture, let it evaporate.
  • Now add the freshly grated coconut, mix once and switch off the flame. Sundal is ready to serve.

Notes

  • You can use regular oil instead of coconut oil.
  • If using Sundal podi, please add the same along with sprouts and salt (step 4 ) above.
Keyword Green Gram Sundal, Pachai Payaru Sundal, Sprouted Moong Sundal
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This post appeared on Masalachilli in September 2017. I have added step wise pictures and fresh content to this post.

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Vidya Narayan

Hi Everyone, I am Vidya Narayan & Welcome to my blog MasalaChilli. Born in a Traditional Palakkad Iyer (South Indian) Family with strong value systems to an exceptionally strong and independent Single Mom, spent most of my childhood studying well (as most Iyer girls do).

This Post Has 20 Comments

  1. InspiresN

    love this time of the year, nice share of sundal .Happy festivities !

    1. Vidya Narayan

      Absolutely I love the festivities & food ! Thank you & wish you the same.

  2. Megala

    Healthy & tasty sundal ! Looking forward to your post on golu celebrations !!

    1. Vidya Narayan

      Season of Sundals ! Shall post very soon. Thank you for reading.

  3. dimplescookbook

    Happy Navratri Vidya. Tomorrow I am planning to prepare this sundal.
    Waiting for your visual treat dear!

    1. Vidya Narayan

      Wish you the same dear. I am yet to decide what to make tomorrow. Glad you are making the green gram one though. Shall soon post the Golu pics.

  4. Sandhya

    Vidya, I cannot wait to see the photos of your Golu. Loved how you describe the hustle and bustle of the Navrati season in your home. I am a big fan of sundals. Love your recipe.

    1. Vidya Narayan

      Thank you so much .. All my loved ones, friends, family & my virtual family too are in my prayers these 9 days.

      1. Sandhya

        Thanks dear Vidya

  5. anushascuisines

    I love sundals and this one is damn healthy!!!!!awesome share vidya ????

    1. Vidya Narayan

      Me too .. I love eating sundals with curd rice or just curd too at times .. extremely filling. Thank you so much dear.

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