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Green Lentil Sundal | Whole Masoor Dhal Sundal

Green lentil sundal is a healthy evening snacks prepared with green lentil.
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Course: Sundal
Cuisine: Indian
Prep Time: 2 hours
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
Servings: 3
Author: Vidya Srinivasan


  • Green Lentil - 3/4 cup
  • Salt - as needed
  • To grind:
  • Coconut - 3 tablespoon +1 teaspoon
  • Cumin Seed - 1/8 teaspoon
  • Green Chilli - 1 medium size ( Adjust according to your taste)
  • Ginger - 1/8 teaspoon peeled and cut into pieces
  • To temper:
  • Coconut oil - 1/2 tablespoon
  • Mustard seeds - 1/8 teaspoon
  • Urad Dal - 1/2 teaspoon I used split one
  • Channa dal - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Curry leaves - few
  • Red Chillies - 1 Adjust according to your spice level
  • Asofetida/Hing - generous pinch


  • Soak green lentil in Luke warm water for 1-2 hours and strain it. In pan on medium heat boil water (around 2 cups + 1/2 cup) with little salt, once the water starts boiling add the green lentil, cook for 12-15 minutes or till the dal is soft when pressed with fingers (that ensures the dal is cooked), stirring occasionally to prevent dal from sticking to the bottom of the pan. Switch off, wash it with cold water and strain the water and drizzle a drop of oil and mix gently
  • Grind the items listed under "to grind" into coarse powder
  • Add coconut oil to pan and when oil is hot add the ingredients listed under "to temper" and let the mustard seed crackle. Add the cooked dal, little salt ( as we have already added salt while cooking dal) and mix well; cook for a minute. Add the grind mixture and cook for 2 minutes and switch off. Serve hot. Great evening snack is ready:-)
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  1. Dal can be pressure cooked for one whistle if you prefer mushy sundal
  2. Onion can be added for extra flavour
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