Mung/Moong bean is called pachai payaru in tamil. This green gram is packed with nutrition. Its a perfect addition to a vegetarian healthy diet. Here's a sundal recipe with this bean.
Green gram / Moong / Mung bean - 1 cup
Oil for tempering - 1 tablespoon
Mustard seeds - 1 teaspoon
Green chillies - 1 or 2 depending upon the heat. It can be vertically slit or chopped.
Curry leaves - 2 sprigs
Ginger - 1 inch - peeled and minced
Asafoetida powder - 2 pinches
Salt as required
Desiccated coconut or Fresh grated coconut - half cup
Coriander leaves - roughly chopped
Lemon juice - 2 tablespoons
Soak Mung bean over night in water.
Next day, drain the water.
Heat 3 cups water with a tablespoon of salt. When the water comes to a boil, add the soaked beans.
Let the content boil for 5 to 6 minutes.
Turn off heat and drain the water using a colander and allow the mung bean to rest until all the water is drained.
Meanwhile, heat oil in a kadai, preferably non stick. Temper the mustard seeds.
Add the green chillies, ginger and Curry leaves. stir for a minute.
Add the Mung beans and asafoetida powder. Sprinkle salt as it is already boiled in salted water.
Mix well and garnish with coconut - grated fresh or desiccated and coriander leaves. Turn off heat and stir lemon juice and the Sundal is ready to be served.