Moong Dhal Savory Puttu /Paasiparuppu Kaara Puttu

Ending the legumes and lentils series in Protein Rich Dishes in mega marathon edition with savory puttu.
I have already shared the sweet puttu with moong dhal,but today's version is a savory one .The procedure is almost same as sweet puttu.Instead of jaggery syrup it needs tempering with basic ingredients.
This puttu can be eaten as such,we prefer to sprinkle boondi or sev.Even spicy idly podi/chutney powder can also be sprinkled and eaten.My kiddo loves to top it with sugar and eats.Off to the recipe.......

                                                                   Moong Dhal Savory Puttu/Paasiparuppu Kaara Puttu

   Basic Information

   Preparation time ~ 10 minutes
   Soaking time ~ 2-3 hours
   Cooking time ~ 20-25 minutes
   Serves ~ 3


Moong dhal/paasiparuppu
1/2 cup
Channa dhal/kadalaparuppu
2 tbs
Raw rice/pacharisi
2 tbs
Curry leaves/karivepillai
few leaves
Green chilly/pachamilagai
2 (chopped finely)
1/2 tsp(grated)
Turmeric powder/manjal podi
1/4 tsp
3-4 tbs
Coriander leaves(finely chopped)
1 tbs
Lemon juice
2 tsp
1 tbs

 For tempering

Mustard seeds/kadugu
1/2 tsp
Urad dhal/uluthamparuppu
2 tsp
Channa dhal/kadalaparuppu
1 tbs
a pinch
  • Wash and rinse the dhals and rice with water,soak it together for 2-3 hours with enough water.After soaking completely drain the water and keep it aside.
  • Now in a blender jar take the dhals and rice and grind it to a bit coarse paste along with salt.
  • Grease the idly plate,put the batter in each mould and keep the plate in the idly maker.
  • Steam it for 10 minutes.Remove the plate from the steamer and let it cool,take out the idlys from the plate and sprinkle some hot water and crumble it.Keep it aside.
  • Keep a pan with oil and do the tempering,toast the curry leaves.Add in the chopped green chilly,grated ginger and coconut .
  • Give it a mix,add in the turmeric powder and a pinch of salt.Add the crumbled idly.
  • Mix it well and keep it on the flame for 2-3 minutes. Finally sprinkle the coriander leaves and some grated coconut and lemon juice,give it a mix.

  • Serve it warm

  • The amount of lemon can be altered depending on the sourness of the lemon.
  • Cashews can also be added along with the tempering for extra crunchiness and rich taste.
  • While crumbling the idlys,if you feel dry sprinkle some hot water.
  • The crumbled idlys can be pulse it in a blender for 30 second with regular intervals.Otherwise it will be like a paste.



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Excellent recipe ! I have read about Kerala Puttu, this one is new to me , although I know that dumplings are made and crushed and added to beans , serving as a snack is absolutely fantastic , must try this asap.

I have only knew about the traditional rice puttu and never heard of this moong dal one. It looks very inviting and filling too.

I have tried sweet puttu with moong but have never tried this savoury version. Topping it with boondi sounds like a great idea. The puttu looks awesome..

almost like how I make Usli (dal soaked- ground- steamed - crumbled). this looks fab as a snack !

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Love this savoury version of the puttu. That is one delicious bowl out there. Must try asap!

This is totally a new dish to me. So tempted to go and soak the dals immediately. Come to think I will do it.

Wow... Puttu with Mooing dal simply awesome... I think we can keep this handy and make usli with any vegetables of our choice anytime!!

What a wonderful recipe. I've never made something like this and it looks so delicious. Bookmarking the recipe.

I second Kalyani. Somewhat similar to usili naa... but yeah we don't add rice though. This is great share nalini. will definitely try it.

Awesome one Nalini!..I simply love this dish and its so healthy too!

I have never heard of the savory version. I have to try this one too. Have been bookmarking so many dishes from your space!

My paternal grandmas make this savory puttu often, makes me nostalgic seriously, and that bowl loos absolutely irresistible.

This puttu has always looked like a lot of effort for me, but with stepwise pictures here it doesn't look that scary.

I see 2 recipes here. Moong dal idlis and moong dal puttu :) Will try this soon.

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