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Moraiyo Mung Suran Kichadi | Saamai PayathamParuppu Karunaikizhangu Kichadi | Wholesome One-Pot Meal

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Saamai-Payathamparuppu-Karunaikizhangu Kichadi

Serves: 2

Ingredients : (Visit English – Tamil – Hindi translation/ஆங்கிலம்-தமிழ் மொழி பெயர்பு)

  • Moraiyo/Saamai – 1 cup
  • Mung Lentil – 1/2 cup
  • Juice of Thai Sweet Tamarind – 1/2 cup (Squeezed from a 2″ pc Sweet tamarind)
  • Suran/Karunai Kizhangu/Elephant Foot Yam – 1/2 cup (Peeled and Thinly sliced)
  • Homemade Masala Powder – 2 tsp
  • Black pepper powder – 1/4 tsp(or to taste. Skip if you are high Pitta)
  • Mustard seeds – 1/8 tsp
  • Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Asafoetida – a pinch
  • Curry leaves – 5
  • Finely chopped cilantro – 1/4 cup(for garnishing)
  • Ghee – 1 tbsp
  • Olive oil – 1 tsp(Optional. Use if you are a Vata or Pitta body type)
  • Salt – to taste

Get Started

  • Soak moraiyo/saamai and mung dhal overnight or for atleast 7 hrs.
  • Discard the water and keep it aside.
  • Heat ghee in a pan and add mustard seeds.
  • Once the seeds pop, add cumin seeds, curry leaves, asafoetida and saute for few seconds.
  • Then add suran/karunaikizhangu, tamarind water, turmeric powder and let it cook covered on low-medium flame for 5 mins.
  • Than add soaked moraiyo-mung dhal, 4 1/2 cups of water, salt, masala powder, black pepper powder and mix well.
  • Let it come to a brisk boil.
  • Reduce the flame to low and cook it slightly ajar till it turns mushy.
  • Switch off the flame and add chopped cilantro and drizzle a tsp of olive oil.

Tasty and healthy Moraiyo-Mung-Suran kichadi is ready!Moraiyo Mung Suran Kichadi


  • Millets aggravate Vata and Pitta but pacifies Kapha.
  • Mung dhal is tridoshic (in moderation for Kapha).
  • Suran aggravates Pitta but pacifies Kapha and Vata. It helps in balancing the hormones.
  • I always prefer Thai Sweet tamarind instead of the regular tamarind to avoid pitta aggravation. However, in moderation.

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