Moong Dal Sambar (Tiffin Sambar) - Pasi Paruppu Sambar

Moongdal Sambar is a healthy & Protein Rich Sambar Goes well with idli,Dosa & Pongal Recipe. It is prepared with Pesara Pappu or yellow Moongdal  & little quantity of Toor dal. Yellow moong dal  sambar is extremely light and easy to digest.Moongdal  is good source of protein and dietary fiber.Moongdal is also rich in iron & pottasium. Today we will learn about comforting & protein rich sambar.

Moong Dal Sambar

 Prep Time :  10   min. 
Cook Time : 20 minutes.
Recipe Category: Sides
Recipe Cusine :South Indian


Moong dal - 1/2 cup.
Toor dal - 2 tbsp.
Pearl onions - 15.
Tomato - 2.
Red chillies -2.
Green chillies -2.
Sambar Powder - 1 tsp.
turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp.
salt - as needed.
coriander leaves - 2 tbsp.(to Garnish)
oil - to fry.
cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
curry leaves - 1 sprig.
hing - Generous Pinch.
Water - as needed.


Pressure cook  Moong dal & toor dal with 2 cups of water for 3 whistles. When pressure subsides open the cooker & mash the dal till it turns mushy.keep it aside.


  • Heat the oil, add mustard seeds. When mustard seeds splutters add cumin seeds.
  • When cumin seeds sizzles add curry leaves,Red chillies & Green chillies.
  • When chillies turns the colour, add Pearl  Onions.

  • When onions turns Golden brown colour add tomatoes.
  • Saute till tomatoes turns mushy. Then add sambar powder & hing. Give a Quick mix.

  • Now add cooked dal & water. ( i have added around 2 cups of water). Sambar consistency should be thin, so adjust water accordingly.
  • let it boil for few minutes, till it gets light sambar consistency.
  • Garnish with fresh cilantro.
  • if you want to add  veggies like carrots or potatoes, chop it & pressure cook it along with dal , or you can cook seperately & add before adding cooked dal .
  • Consistency of sambar should be thin for tiffin sambar.
  • Adjust the chillies according to your taste.
  • It pairs  well with idli,dosa, pongal & also with chapathi's.

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