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May 20, 2010

Mung Bean Sprouts Pappu

Mung Bean sprouts are rich in protein and vitamins C and B complex. I added these to the regular pappu to make it healthier. It tasted so delicious too.


  • 1 cup Pigeon Peas (Kandi Pappu, Toor Daal)
  • ¼ cup chopped Mung Bean Sprouts
  • 2 Tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 to 3 Green Chilies
  • 1 tsp dry Coconut powder
  • A small piece of Ginger
  • Few Curry Leaves
  • Few Cilantro Leaves
  • 1 tsp Oil
  • ½ tsp Mustard Seeds
  • ¼ tsp Cumin Seeds
  • A pinch of Asafetida (Inguva, Hing)
  • A pinch of Turmeric
  • Salt

Mung Bean Sprouts (Picture Courtesy: Chinesefood.about.com)


Wash and pressure cook toor daal for 3 whistles (until cooked).

Meanwhile, grind ginger + green chilies + coconut powder into a fine paste.

Heat oil in a pan/bowl and add mustard seeds. When they splutter, add cumin seeds + ginger paste + tomatoes + curry leaves + asafetida + turmeric and sauté well for some time.

Then add chopped bean sprouts and pour little water and allow the sprouts to cook for some time and become soft.

Later add cooked daal and mix well. Add salt as required. Keep it on low flame until bubbles are formed on top, mix well and turn off the flame. Finally add chopped cilantro and mix well.

Enjoy this yummy and healthy pappu with rice or chapathis.


On a Different Note:

Check out my daughter’s blog where she blogged about 2 beautiful Mother’s Day Poems that she has written for the Mother’s Day.


Pavithra Srihari said... [Reply]

Looks yummm !!!!

jayasree said... [Reply]

Nice idea to combine sprouts and dal. Never cooked this way.

Unknown said... [Reply]

nice and comforting..

Finla said... [Reply]

Love the idea of using bean sprouts with paripuu.

Indian Khana said... [Reply]

Interesting and healthy....looks yummy

Priya Suresh said... [Reply]

Comforting food, healthy and absolutely looking delicious..

Raks said... [Reply]

Dal looks so comforting! Wish to have this right now with steamed rice!

FH said... [Reply]

Healthy Dal and sprouts gravy, must be very tasty!:)

Unknown said... [Reply]

Healthy pappu recipe Uma beautiful pic. too

Gita Jaishankar said... [Reply]

Very healthy dhal Uma...looks colorful and tasty :)

Rachana said... [Reply]

Thats a really healthy and delicious dish!

Your daughter is really sweet and talented. I loved her poems :)

Indranee Batabyal said... [Reply]

Lovely Uma! Looks so healthy and delicious!

Hari Chandana P said... [Reply]

Wow.. pappu looks healthy and delicious.. as usual mouth watering clicks..
Ur daughter is really talented.. Lovely name.. CHAITRIKA..

Chitra said... [Reply]

New to me,,dal looks very nice and healthy .. have bookmarked !!

panchpakwan said... [Reply]

Looks healthy dish..
wonderful poems by your daughter.

Rajee Mani said... [Reply]

Yummy and healthy dal. I have never used sprouted mung beans other than in Chinese food. Using it in dal is very interesting.

Unknown said... [Reply]

What a healthy pappu :)

sra said... [Reply]

That's a great idea, Uma! I never thought of combining sprouts with dal.

Urmi said... [Reply]

Very nice, lovely, healthy and delicious dish. Looks yummy and tempting.

Anonymous said... [Reply]

When do we add the sprouts

Uma said... [Reply]

@ Anonymous:

Thanks for pointing out the mistake. I updated my post about adding the sprouts. Somehow I forgot to type it :)

priya said... [Reply]

hi dear,

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Sindhura said... [Reply]

Chala bavundi me blog,e recipe kuda bavundi.....annam loki perfect ga set avuthundhi......
Drop in sometime to my blog

AdukalaVishesham said... [Reply]

very healthy dish... looks good..

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