Spring Onion Dal | Spring Onion Moong Dal

Spring Onion Kootu

A very easy and simple dal to make.  Spring Onion Moong Kootu goes well with Chappathi and rice.


Yellow moong dal (pasiparuppu) – 1 cup
Spring onion (chopped) – 1 bunch
Tomatoes (chopped) – 1 no.
Turmeric powder – 1/2 teaspoon

To Season

Oil/Ghee – 2 teaspoons
Mustard seeds (kadugu) – 1/2 teaspoon
Urad dal (ulutham paruppu) – 1/2 teaspoon
Channa dal (kadalai paruppu) – 1/2 teaspoon
Cumin seeds (seeragam) – 1 teaspoon
Red chillies – 2 to 4 nos. (as desired)

Note. The ingredients shown will vary with the original quantity.


1. In a pressure cooker, cook Yellow moong dal (pasiparuppu) using 3 cups of water until 3 whistles. You can also boil the moong dal in an open container for 20 minutes.

2. Meantime, heat oil or Ghee in a frying pan. Add mustard seeds and when it starts to splutter, add urad dal, channa dal and cumin seeds. Add red chillies and chopped spring onions. Fry for 3 to 4 minutes. Now add chopped tomatoes and fry until tomatoes become soft.

3. Then add a pinch of turmeric powder and fry for a minute. Add the boiled and mashed moong dal. Stir well and add desired quantity of water (say a glass of water). Mix well.

4. Add curry leaves and then boil for 3 to 4 minutes. Stir well and serve.

Now Spring Onion Kootu is ready!

Serve. Chappathi and Rice.

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