Moong Dal Stew | Pasi Paruppu Kulumbu

Moong Dal Stew


  • Moong dal ~ ½ cup
  • Corriander seeds ~ 2 Tbsp.
  • Urud dal ~ 2 Tbsp.
  • Onions, chopped fine ~ ½
  • Coconut ~ 2 Tbsp.
  • Oil ~ 2 tsp.
  • Mustard seeds ~ 1 tsp.
  • Red chilies ~ to taste
  • Salt ~ to taste


  • Pressure cook moong dal with sufficient water until done.
  • In a skillet add 1 tsp. of oil along with the corriander seeds, red chilies and urud dal and fry until the dal turns light golden. Now add  the onions and saute until the onions are done. Mix in the coconut, and saute for a couple more minutes.
  • Once cool, blend the above with little water to a coarse paste.
  • In the same skillet, add the remaining oil and splutter the mustard seeds. Now add the cooked moong dal along with the blended paste, salt and water (adjust this as per desired consistency), and let it come to a boil.

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