Green gram dal

Written by: 7aum Suvai

Green gram/ Pachapayaru/ Mung beans is a small, oval-shaped bean that you can cook before or after soaking. Like other beans, mung bean is a rich source of low-fat protein, high fiber. Here comes simple, healthy and tasty recipe with whole green gram.

Green gram dal


      • 1/2 cup – Whole green gram / Pachapayaru
      • 5 nos – Sambar onion (chinna vengayam) (Chopped finely)
      • 1/2 no – Tomato (chopped)
      • 2 nos – Garlic (chopped)
      • 1 or 2 nos – Green chilly (slit open)
      • 1/4 tsp – Cumin seeds
      • 5 nos – Peppercorns
      • 1/4 tsp – Turmeric powder
      • Salt to taste


      • 2 tsp – Oil
      • 1/4 tsp – Mustard seeds
      • 1/4 tsp – Split black gram
      • 2 nos – Dry red chillies
      • 4 or 5 nos – Curry leaves
      • 1 pinch – Asafoetida

Green gram dal process

Green gram dal

Preparation method:

  1. Pressure cook whole green gram, tomato, garlic, green chillies, cumin seeds, peppercorns and turmeric powder in enough water for upto 6 whistles or until well cooked.
  2. Remove from stove and allow them to cool. Open the pressure cooker and mash up the dhal with a ladle. Set aside.
  3. Heat oil in a pan, season with items given for seasoning. Add chopped onion and saute until translucent. Then add mashed up green gram mix along with required salt and cook for 5 to 10 mins or until you reach the desired consistency.
  4. Switch off the stove now and serve hot with white rice or even with chappathi.

Green gram dal


  • No need to soak whole green gram for this recipe.


  1. Very healthy and simple dhal Shanthi.. thanks for sharing

  2. Can have this thick,nutritious dal simply with some rotis,love it.

  3. Love this dal with rotis and rice.

  4. I like that you have made a thick delicious dal.. love to eat it that way.. so conforting


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