This is a very simple recipe which goes well with rice and jeera rasam. It is so easy to make and is also good for health. This is an authentic Tamil brahmin recipe. Whenever I prepare this, I make jeera rasam and vegetable curry or just any vegetable kootu to go along with it. Today let us learn how to prepare paruppu thogayal following this easy recipe.
How to make Paruppu Thogayal /Lentil thuvaiyal
Prep time - under 15 mins
Cook time - under 15 mins
Serves - 3- 4
Tur dal - 1/4 cup (thuvaram paruppu)
Bengal gram/kadalai paruppu - 1/4 cup
Whole black Pepper - 1/2 tsp
Red chillies - 4-5
Grated coconut - 2 tbsp
Hing - a pinch
Oil - 1 tsp
Salt as needed
Heat a tsp of oil, fry red chillies, hing and keep it aside.
In the same pan, add tur dal, bengal gram, whole black pepper and saute in medium flame until dal turns golden brown.
Add grated coconut, saute for 2-3 seconds and switch off the flame.
After it cools, grind it with little water, needed salt to a coarse paste.
Serve it with hot rice topped with ghee.
Variations- You can prepare this thogayal with tur dal alone.
You can add 2 garlic cloves while frying the dal if you like the flavor of garlic.
Adding grated coconut is optional but recommended.
Refer more Chutney and thogayal varieties
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