Green Moong Pirattal Recipe

Green Moong Pirattal Recipe
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Green Moong Pirattal is a spicy dish that forms a part of the Chettinad cuisine. Learn how to make/prepare Green Moong Pirattal by following this easy recipe.
Green Moong Pirattal Recipe
Difficulty Average
Recipe Type Veg.
  • 150 g Whole Green Gram
  • 2 Onions (thinly sliced)
  • 2 Tomatoes (cut into 6 pieces each)
  • 1/2 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tbsp Salt
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 2 sprigs Curry leaves
  • Cinnamon (for tempering)
  • Bay Leaf (for tempering)

    For Paste3 tbsp Coconut (grated)
  • 3 Red Chillies
  • 1 tbsp Dalia
  • 1 tsp Fennel Seeds
  • 1 tsp Khus-khus
  • 2 cloves Garlic
How to make Green Moong Pirattal:
  • Sprout the green gram by soaking it in water and keeping it overnight. Drain the water in the morning.
  • Now, put the sprouts in 200 ml water and boil them till the time they are almost cooked.
  • Drain the sprouts and use the water to grind all the ingredients needed for making the paste.
  • Heat oil in a pan. Add cinnamon and bay leaf to the oil. Add curry leaves and onions after a few seconds. Sauté for 2-3 minutes.
  • Then, add red chilli powder, turmeric powder and salt. After 2-3 minutes, add tomatoes.
  • Stir for a few minutes and add in the sprouts.
  • Cook the sprouts for 5 minutes and pour in the paste. Continue to cook till the paste is well immersed. Lower the flame and stir on and off for 10 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and serve.