Thursday, May 26, 2011

Mung Bean Sundal(Snack)

Sundal is a cooked bean snack garnished with some spices and coconut or onion and veggies. If you are from South India this is one of the most common dish. I have lot of such common dishes  in my house hold cooked every day lying in my drafts and wasn't sure whether to post it or not. One of my reader after going through my recipes gave a feed back to post common and easy recipes, so that people like him "new bes " to cooking can start learning from them. So you will start seeing lot of easy to make and nutritious dishes in my every day cooking more.

Now coming back to this recipe, if you are weight watcher or a carb watcher or a if you want to feed a protein rich dish for your growing child. Then this is "The Snack" for that. Rich in protein, iron and dietary fiber and low in carbohydrates, they are super delicious too. With a cup of yogurt these make a perfect snack or with some salad and yogurt they make a light and nutritious dinner too. If this recipe is new for you, try it out and let me know how you liked it.

Preparation Time - 0

Cooking Time - 20 Minutes

Serves - 2


Green Mung Bean - 1 Cup

Salt - 1/2 Tsp or to taste

Grated Coconut - 2 Tbsp

Curry powder - 2 Tsp or to  your taste

Lemon juice - 1/2 Tsp or to taste


Coconut Oil - 2 Tsp

Mustard seeds - 1/2 Tsp

Asafoetida powder - 1/4 tsp

Curry leaves - few


1) Soak mung bean over night and in the morning drain the water completely, add the salt with 1 Tsp of water and pressure cook for 2 Whistles (3 whistles if you are cooking along with some thing else).

2) Let this cool  completely before you saute them in the tempering or you will end up with a mashed paste.

3) Heat a pan and add the coconut oil. Once the oil is hot add the mustard seeds. After the seeds stop spluttering add the asafoetida powder, curry leaves and cooked Green Mung Bean.

4) Add more salt if required now or just add the curry powder and saute for few seconds and switch off.

5) Now add the grated coconut and combine well. To this add the lemon juice and mix well. Enjoy..

Note - I had lot of sprouted mung bean left, so used it for this sundal. But it is better to use the bean soaked over night instead of the sprouted one. The reason is the sprouted one's loose lot of their nutrition when cooked and also turn slightly bitter after sprouting. Sprouts are best if eaten raw then cooking them.


sangee vijay said...

sundal are my comforting snack...protein packed snack...tempering with coconut oil must have nice aroma n like your sundal version without onion but with full of flavors...super...s as u said sprouted ones are best to have without cooking :)

Swathi said...

Mung bean sundal looks yumm, amma used to make them sweet while we are young. Now i go for savory version.

Reshmi Mahesh said...

This is a healthy snack...I usually make it for dinner with kanji....Nice click..

Swathi said...

Mung bean sundal looks yumm. Amma used to make them sweet while we are young. Now i go for savory version.

Priya said...

Protein rich sundal,my fav..

Sunanda said...

Wow! Sundal looks healthy and delicious..Thanks for dropping by and giving such wonderful comments..

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Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

I love this snack anytime, even for breakfast :)

Sobha Shyam said...

a perfect protein rich snack..used to have this a lot when I was a kid..

Ms.Chitchat said...

Very healthy sundal, love to have this as a snack.

Vardhini said...

I make this too. Healthy snack for the evening cravings.


Indian recipe corner said...

Very healthy snack. Its yumm.

SravsCulinaryConcepts said...

Nice healthy snack !!

Sowmya said...

Good snack....simple and delicious!

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SouthIndianHome said...

Looks so yummy.Tempting clicks
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Vimitha Anand said...

Healthy snack dear...

Prathima Rao said...

Makes a healthy & tasty snack!!
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Maria said...

Perfect! I still have some mung beans that need to be used so I'll give this recipe a go!

Prathima Shivraj said...

Healthy snack, looks yummy too.

Nandini said...

This sundal is very tempting and awesome! A nice snack!

Radhika said...

so healthy. clicks are awesome.

Hari Chandana said...

Healthy and delicious recipe.. looks perfect !!
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