Payaru (Green Moong Dhal)



  • 1 cup payaru (moong dhal)
  • enough water to cover the payaru
  • 1/4 cup grated coconut
  • 1 tbsp sugar


  1. Place the moong dhal in a medium-sized bowl, and add enough water to just cover the moong.
  2. Let the moong dhal soak in the water overnight.
  3. When ready to cook, remove the excess water from the bowl and wash the moong dhal a few times before placing it in a medium-size pot.
  4. Add enough water to just cover the moong dhal and cook on low heat for about 15 – 20 minutes.   If you find that the water runs out before the moong dhal is cooked properly, again add a bit more water and cook until desired tenderness is reached.
  5. Remove the moong dhal from heat and add grated coconut and sugar.
  6. Mix all ingredients until fully combined, and serve.

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