Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Mung Bean Salad / Pachai Payaru Sundal

Healthy , protein packed salad with mung beans / pachai payaru. Seasoned with mustard seeds, urad dal , red chilli and sprinkled with fresh grated coconut and lemon juice. One of the healthiest snack to serve after school that will keep your kid active all evening.


  • 1/2 Cup Green Grams
  • 1 Teaspoon olive oil or vegetable oil or sesame seed oil
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Mustard Seeds
  • 1/2 Teaspoon urad dal
  • One sprig of curry leaf
  • One dry red chilli broken
  • 1 Tablespoon of grated fresh coconut
  • 1/2 Teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Salt to taste

Preparation :  

Soak whole green grams overnight in plenty of tap water. Next day morning, drain water completely. 


1. In a sauce pan add the previously soaked mung beans along with 1 cup of water , 1/4 Teaspoon salt and a pinch of turmeric powder for 10 minutes until the mung beans are just cooked. Do not overcook, they become mushy when overcooked
2. In a small pan, heat olive oil. When the oil is hot, add mustard seeds and urad dal
3. Fry until the mustard seeds splutter and urad dal is golden
4. Then add curry leaves and broken red chilli and fry for 10 seconds
5. Add mung beans to the tempering and give it a nice stir
6. Sprinkle fresh grated coconut and fresh lemon juice and toss
7. Healthy mung bean salad is ready to be served

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