Greengram dal (Payamtamparuppu) sambhar

Ingredients (Translation)

1 cup green gram dal
2 tsp oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
A bit of asafoetida
Salt to taste
2 tsp sambar powder
1 tomato
Few curry leaves
Finely chopped coriander leaves to garnish

Soak the dal for half an hour and cook in a microwave safe bowl with adequate water for 15 minutes, stirring twice in between. Add more water if required. To prevent it from spilling over, add a bit of turmeric powder and few drops of oil.

In a different microwave safe bowl, add the rest of the oil,mustard seeds and curry leaves and micro high for 30 seconds.Add chopped tomatoes, cooked dal, turmeric powder, asafoetida, salt and sambar powder and micro high for 3 minutes. Stir and add more water if required and micro high again for 3 more minutes.

Garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves. Serve hot with rice, idli or dosa.

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AnuSriram said...

You have a wonderful blog here... For person like me who does't do microwave cooking, This blog shares many tips and recipes....

Asha said...

Great dish with Moong dal EC. I made one MW Chana dal,posted it at Aroma. Easy to cook in MW too!:)

KayKat said...

Love green gram! Have you tried sundal with it?

Namratha said...

Looks delicious E and its different than how I make it too...good one!

DK said...

oh this is so good..I never knew of this one before. A Must try. thanks EC

Miri said...

I have never tasted or heard of Moong dal sambar before this,sounds interesting and I will be trying this...

Kribha said...

My mom makes this one too. Usually I don't need any vegetable to accompany this sambar. Appalam and this sambar rice are a perfect pair. Totally love it.

easycrafts said...

Thanks Anu...glad that u liked the blog

@ Asha...Thanks , i checked out urs too

@ Kaykat....thanks, i made it during navratri once...i too love green gram

@ Namratha...thanks, waiting to check out ur version too

@ DK...thanks, do try out

@ Miri...thanks, its different and tasty too. do try out

@ Kribha...thanks, even i can do only with appalam for this type of sambar

Ramki said...

Hi ,

I've blogged your Sambar as a model recipe in the 1001 South Indian Curries cookbook at

/Thanks for the detailed recipe


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