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Pea pod Moong dal Curry Recipe

I love adding moong dal with beans/cluster beans. I thought of adding the same in pea pod sabji and tried it. Mushy pea pod tasted gud with crunchy moong dal!

Though I like the veggie, I always feel that pea pod has a sour taste compared to beans. Adding moong dal washed out the sour taste and the sabji tasted really gud!

Peapod payatham paruppu poriyal
Peapod payatham paruppu poriyal


Pea pod: 250 gms (chopped)
Moong dal (payatham paruppu): Handful (or more)
Salt: to taste
Chilli powder: 1/2 tsp
Turmeric: a pinch
Asafetida (hing): a pinch
Mustard & Cumin seeds: 1/4 tsp each
Cooking oil: 1 tsp
Curry leaves: few

Pea pod
Pea pod (Thanks:

Nutrition Info: Pea pod is the shell that holds green peas. Pea pods are good source of protein and dietary fiber.

Note: I have not pressure cooked the dal. Instead I boiled it with water. This way, I can ensure that the dal is cooked to the extent that it retains its crunchiness. Pressure cooking dal may turn it very mushy.

Peapod Moong Dal Curry
Peapod Moong Dal Curry

Preparation Method:

  • Boil dal in water adding turmeric and salt to it.
  • Meanwhile heat oil and do seasoning with mustard, cumin seeds, asafetida and curry leaves.
  • Toss chopped pea pod adding chilli powder and salt to it.
  • Stir fry for 2-3 minutes.
  • Sprinkle water and steam cook the veggie.
  • Once done, drain water from cooked dal and add it to the curry.
  • Stir and mix well.
  • Serve hot with rice.

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