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Oct 13, 2013

Pachai Payir Sundal / Mung Bean Salad / Green Gram Sundal Recipe

Happy Dussehra / Dasara Wishes to all who celebrate this special occasion. Dasara/Vijayadashami  is a Hindu festival that celebrates the victory of good over evil, the victory of Goddess Durga over the demons Mahishasur. As the name suggests Vijayadashmi or Dussehra is celebrated on the tenth day of the month of Ashwin according to the Hindu lunisolar calendar which corresponds to September or October of the Gregorian calendar. The first nine days are celebrated as Maha Navratri or Sharada Navratri and culminates on the tenth day as Dasara. On this Day people of the Hindu faith observe Dussehra through special prayer and food offerings to the gods at home or in temple. Many people also believe that it is lucky day to start a new venture, project or journey on Dussehra. So on this special occasion i wish all my readers & blogger friend and family a good health, wealth & peace.
Now coming to the recipe, a savory healthy & low calorie snack made using Mung bean/Pachai Payir. And this sundal makes a easy Nivedayam to God on Navarathri / Dasara or any special festivals /occasions. Generally sundals are made without onions when we offer to God but here i used onions as i made it for our tea time snack. So adding onions is purely optional. I have already posted the sweet version of this Pachai Payir Sundal and now will move on to the savory version of Pachai Payir Sundal.
  1. Green Gram/Pachai Payir     1/2 cup
  2. Salt    to taste
  3. Cilantro    few finely chopped
  4. Onions    1 medium(finely chopped)
  5. Ginger   1/2" piece
  6. Green chilli     2 no.
To Temper
  1. Oil     1 tsp
  2. Mustard seeds    1/4 tsp
  3. Urad dal     1 tsp
  4. Chana Dal     1 tsp
  5. Curry leaves     few
  6. Dry Red Chilli    1 no.(broken)
  • Soak mung bean with enough water for 4-6 hours or over night.
  • Then Cook with 2-3 cups of water with enough salt until it turns soft and cooked but not mushy. 
  • Once done drain excess water and keep aside. Then in a mixie/blender add ginger n green chilli and pulse it for few seconds or pound it using mortar n pestle.
  • Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds allow to pop and then add chana dal, urad dal and fry till golden brown.
  • Add dry red chillies, curry leaves and fry and add onions, crushed ginger-chilli and saute until onion gets translucent.
  • Now add cooked mung bean and fry for 2 minutes.
  • At last add some chopped coriander leaves stir well and switch off the stove.
  • That's it...Healthy & Tasty Mung Bean Salad/Pachai Payir Sundal ready.

This is off to  Priya Veena's Lets Brunch on Sundays Event & Priya's Healthy Diet - Fat Free Recipes Event @ My Sri Lankan Recipes


  1. Nutritious and protein packed mung bean sundal..Love to finish that bowl.

  2. Beautiful and inviting sundal Sangeetha!

  3. 1 of my fav sundals. clean presentation

  4. very very healthy and delicious salad makes me hungry :) wud love to skip my lunch for this healthy bowl of sundal :)

  5. I want to eat it all. Beautiful.
    Thanks for sharing.

  6. Healthy sundal. Photography is also carrying with green colour..nice akka

  7. Healthy and filling sundal :) sure a diet friendly recipe


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