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pasi paruppu sundal
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Moong dal sundal

Moong dal sundal or pasi paruppu sundal is one staple recipe mom makes so easily and perfectly. Teeny tiny moong dal cooked softly and perfectly made to sundal tastes great.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Soaking (optional)1 hr
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Indian, South Indian
Servings: 3 people


  • ½ cup Moong dal Paasi paruppu
  • 4 tablespoon Grated coconut
  • 1 teaspoon Sesame oil optional
  • Salt as needed

To temper

  • 1 teaspoon Oil
  • ½ teaspoon Mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Urad dal
  • 2 Red chilli
  • 1 sprig Curry leaves
  • 2 pinches Asafoetida


  • Soak moong dal for 1 hour for easy cooking and soft, moist results.
  • Boil 3 cups water with sesame oil and add the soaked dal (strain from water and add it to boiling water).
  • Furthermore boil for 5 minutes. Once it starts to boil, simmer to prevent overflowing. in between add salt.
  • Drain from water once its cooked soft from inside. Do not overcook or under cook.
  • Now heat oil in kadai and temper with the items given under ‘To temper’ table.
  • Add the cooked dal and mix well.
  • Lastly add coconut and mix well for a minute.Transfer to the serving bowl.


  • Soaking makes the dal cook fast as well as gives moist results.
  • As it overflows easily keep an eye all the times and stir then and there. Always cook in medium or low flame after it starts boiling.