Moong Dal Sambar



  • One cup Moong dhal
  • Two cups of Mixed vegetables*
  • One Tomato
  • Few Curry leaves
  • One tbp of Oil
  • One tsp of Mustard seeds
  • One tbs of Tamarind 
  • A pinch of Turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste
  • One tsp of powdered Jaggery
  • One green chilli (optional)

*Mixed vegetables may consist of potato, brinjal, carrot, red pumpkin, peas, etc.

To Dry Roast and Powder:
  • One tsp of Channa dhal
  • Three Red chillies
  • Half a tsp of Fenugreek seeds
  • One tsp of Coriander seeds
  • Boil the dal  in the pressure cooker for two whistles or until mushy. Soak Tamarind in hot water for thirty minutes and extract pulp three times. Chop all the vegetables (dice them).
  • Roast the ingredients given under roast and grind in half tsp of oil and make it into a coarse powder.
  • Heat oil in pan crackle mustard seeds and fry chopped tomatoes and cook till mushy. Add green chilli and curry leaves.
  • Add rest of the vegetables and fry for a minute. Add tamarind water, salt, turmeric powder and let it boil till vegetables are cooked.
  • Once the vegetables get cooked add the powder and some salt if required and some jaggery.
  • Add the cooked dal and some water to adjust the consistency.
  • Garnish with some coriander leaves.

Courtesy: Smt Uma

General guidelines for healthier food – Both body and mind:

  • One should be thinking about Perumal (Nama Smaranam) while cooking, and the purpose should be to offer the preparation to Him.
  • Once the food is prepared, it should be offered to Perumal first. While offering, one should make sure that the food is neither too hot nor cold. It should be offered with love and affection.
  • Please do not offer either pre-cooked food bought from outside or any pre-consumed food.
  • Please follow thiruvaradanam kramam as instructed by your respective acharya. (
  • Follow ahara niyamam as much as possible. Atleast make sure that onion and garlic are not used at all.(
  • Please ensure that food which are not prasadams are not consumed.

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  1. Jai Srimannarayana. Feeling so nice to know this page which is associated to news and informations for Sri Vaishnavas. I hope, regular visiting this site is gonna help us gain more knowledges about our sampradayam and many secreter related to our sampradayam. Who ever is the founder of this site, we all are grateful to you and have many many mangalasasanams for you. Always do the best. Best of luck.

  2. Jai Sriman Narayana. When you say “Channa Dhal” is it Kadalai Paruppu or Pottu Kadalai? Both terms are used interchangebly some times. Thanks


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