Green gram dal

Written by: 7aumsuvai

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.


Thanks for leaving your comments.