BM #127 Week 3 Day 3 - 

Today's recipe had to start with the letter 'X' and so I had to use the word Xtra to add in front of the humble moong dal sundal.

This is one of the most popular Sundal (aka salad) recipes from the state of Tamil Nadu. Many communities make this as part of Navratri celebrations. This is a perfect dish to offer to the Lord.

Recipe Source here 
Ingredients -
Moong Dal 1 cup
Coconut grated 1/2 cup
Salt, Green chilies as needed
Lemon Juice 2 tsp or as needed
Seasoning (Oil 2 tsp, Mustard seeds 1/2 tsp, Red chili 1-2, Asafotida, Curry leaves few)

Method Of Preparation -

In a heated pan add about 5-6 cups of water and allow it to come to a boil.

Wash moong dal and add it to boiling water.

Add salt to the cooking dal and let it cook until it is just about cooked through. It takes about 7-8 minutes on medium heat.

Drain the cooked dal in a colander and keep aside.

In a heated pan, add oil and mustard seeds and after they crackle, add red chili, green chili and asafotida. 

Add the cooked dal and grated coconut and mix it well.

After about 2-3 minutes, remove from heat and squeeze some lemon juice. Mix well and serve.


Preparation Time 20-25 minutes
Makes 1.5 cups


  1. Srivalli Says:
  2. This is surely healthy and tasty too...makes an excellent filling meal too..good pick Harini...we are always short on X..hahah..what to do..

  3. Radha Says:
  4. This is an amazing sundal that I love. My mom used to make in the same way, the ratio of dal to coconut. Simple and amazing!

  5. Suma Gandlur Says:
  6. Love it. Kannadigas call it kosumbari and it is a must on Sri Rama Navami day. We sometimes add cucumber as well.

  7. Mung Dal is a regular one on our menu, at least twice a day. Next time, I will make the Sundal. It's simple yet delicious. Good puck for X.

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