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Masala Moong Dal Sundal

Masala Moong Dal Sundal is a spicy sundal made with moong dal. This is an excellent sundal to make during Navrati or just as an evening snack.
Cuisine South Indian
By Cook Method Pressure Cooker, Stovetop
Occasion Evening Snack, Navaratri
By Diet Healthy Recipes, Vegetarian
Dish Type Dry Side Dishes
Author Srivalli


For the Moong Dal

  • 1/2 cup Moong Dal
  • A Pinch Salt

For the Spice Powder

  • 3 nos Dry Red Chillies
  • 1/2 tsp Peppercorns
  • 1 tsp Chana Dal / Bengal Gram
  • 1 tsp Urad dal
  • 2 tsp Coconut grated

Other Ingredients for making the Sundal

  • 1 tsp Cooking Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Urad dal
  • A Pinch Asafoetida
  • A Pinch Salt
  • Handful Curry Leaves
  • 2 tsp Coconut grated


For the Moong Dal

  • Wash and soak the Moong Dal for an hour. Change water couple of times, pressure cook with a pinch of salt for about 3 to 4 whistles till it gets cooked soft.

For the Spice Powder

  • Dry roast all the ingredients listed under spice powder. Allow to cool and grind to a smooth powder. Keep it aside.

Making the Sundal

  • Heat a nonstick pan with oil. Temper with curry leaves, mustard, urad, hing and add the cooked moong dal. Combine everything well.
  • Then add the ground spice powder, grated coconut and toss.
  • Serve as prasadam or as your evening snack.
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