Green gram curry – Pachai Payaru Kuzhambu- Whole Moong Dal Curry

Simplest recipe on the earth i can say 😉  . Try and enjoy.


Green gram – 1 cup
Onion – 1 medium size
Green chilies – 7-8
Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds – 1 tbs
Coriander seeds – 1 tbs
Curry leaves
Cilantro leaves (for garnishing)

Ingredients for Green gram dal


1) Pressure cook green gram with enough water and turmeric powder.(3-5 whistles, depending on the variety of green gram).

2) Add required amount of salt ,mash the cooked green gram and keep it aside. Green gram gets dry easily so may have to add more water.

3) Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds, coriander seeds (crush the coriander seeds between your palms before adding), curry leaves, chopped onion and green chilies.Saute these items.

4) When the onion gets translucent , transfer the contents to mashed green gram.Mix well and garnish with cilantro leaves.

Serves : 2

Green gram dal curry


12 comments on “Green gram curry – Pachai Payaru Kuzhambu- Whole Moong Dal Curry

  1. Sumitha Ganesh says:

    Dhivyaa, I tried this recipe yesterday and it came out very well. It took very less time but nutritious. Keep posting some quick recipes like this. 🙂
    Sumi Ganesh

  2. Arun Kumar says:

    I tried the recipe. Thanks for ur posting

  3. Sudha says:


    Thanks for this tip. I had been searching for some curry out of pachai payiru for a long time. Seems it’s not time-consuming.

  4. Sundar says:


    Thanks for the recipe. Can I use coriander powder instead of seeds(I dont have them).

    • Dhivyaa says:

      Hi Sundar,

      You may skip the coriander seed part if you don’t have ’em. Adding powder might change the taste.


  5. harini says:

    Thanks for this recipe.. Is this the one that is used as side dish for kerala puttu or Aapam?.. I mean Will this go well with Puttu or Aapam?

    • Dhivyaa says:

      Hi Harini,
      I have heard Sundal curry goes well with puttu & aapam, not sure about this recipe. I don’t think this curry would go well with puttu or aapam. But certainly you can make a try. 🙂

  6. Vinitha says:

    Hi Dhivyaa , I tried this wonderfulll…….Thanks a lot for posting this recipe…

    Thanks ,

  7. Aubi says:

    does it need soaking?

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