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Pasi Paruppu Puttu / Moong Dal Puttu

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As I said in my last post, I learnt many recipes from my grandma. I make her recipes on my own here at my home. If she comes here, I ask her to prepare few delicacies. She uses the same utensils, same ingredients and measurements what I use. But I don’t know how her recipes alone taste heaven. Guess she has some secret with her hand :-). Fine, I’ll come to today’s recipe. It is also from my grandma. She prepares this recipe for breakfast or tiffin and sometimes as a mid morning snack.

It is a vegan, guilt free, protein rich recipe which can be enjoyed by everyone. If you have concern about coconut and sugar, do the following alternate. Skip the coconut and add palm sugar instead of white sugar.

Basic Information:

Preparation Time: <10 minutes

Soaking Time: 1 hour

Cooking Time: 15 minutes

Serves: 2 persons


Yellow Split Moong Dal / Mung Dal / Pasi Paruppu – 1 cup

Salt – a small pinch

Fresh coconut – 3 tablespoons, grated

Sugar – 3 tablespoons

Green Cardamom – 2 nos, crushed


1) Soak yellow moong dal for an hour.

2) After an hour, drain the water from it. Grind the moong dal to a fine paste without adding water. Transfer the paste to a bowl and add a pinch of salt. Mix well.

3) Take Idly pan and pour a ladle of batter to the idly moulds. Steam it for 10 minutes or until it gets cooked well.

4) Once it is cooked, transfer the steamed idlies to a bowl or plate.

5) Make a crumble of it.

6) Add sugar, grated coconut and cardamom. Mix well.

7) Serve it for breakfast or tiffin.


1) Instead of sugar you can add palm sugar to this puttu. Instead of whole cardamoms, you can also use cardamom powder.

2) You can also soak moong for whole night. Make sure not to add more water while grinding. If you have added more water while grinding, sometimes, the moong dal idlies may become hard. If so, break the idlies into four and just pulse it using mixer to get crumble.

3) Increase or decrease the grated coconut and sugar quantity based on your taste.

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Healthy putti m-in-law makes the savory version of this.


wow.. that is an interesting recipe.. hope u share more of ur grandma's recipes.. 🙂

Nalini's Kitchen

I thought it is moong dhal puttu only when you shared the picture in the FB.
A healthy version of puttu,we do make it often almost the same way.Instead of adding sugar we make syrup of single string and mix it..


wow..very healthy it..

Hamaree Rasoi

Your Grandma is so talented. She has been a great coach to you.


This is so easy n healthy it


This is so easy n healthy it


looks yummy. kids will love it.

Santosh Bangar

gr8 recipe


inviting clicks,sounds so healthy and idea.thanks for sharing .


this one is new to me…looks really yummm.

Priya Suresh

This is one of my favourite, but its been ages i prepared it. Grandma's recipes tastes always divine Uma,its still a mystery u know.


looks sooo awesome n delicious…wonderful clicks

Biny's Recipes

dats a pretty long process but the end result is yummy and healthy one


very easy and healthy recipe…


grandmas are always great 🙂 interesting and delicious..


wow so yummy, inviting and healthy….bookmarked it should try it….
nice clicks too.
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wow gorgeous looking puttu….i want to taste it

Vimitha Durai

Healthy and delicious puttu…

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Fantastic recipe..very new to me…i will sure try this…

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