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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Paruppu Thuvaiyal/ Paruppu Thogaiyal

School started for my daughter yesterday and today she is at home sick. She demanded my attention the whole time and I hardly got any time to cook. So made rasam and this thovaiyal to keep it simple.
Paruppu thovaiyal is the kind of spicy lentil chutney served as an accompaniment with the rice.

What are the ingredients needed?

Toor dhal/ Yellow pigeon peas/ Thuvaram paruppu, 1/2 cup
Oil, 2-3 tsp
Red chillies, 3-4 nos
Garlic, 5-6 cloves
Asafoetida, a pinch
Coconut, 3-4 tablespoon
Tamarind, size of a gooseberry
Salt, as per taste
Water, as needed

How it is made?
  1. Heat oil in a skillet.
  2. Add red chillies and garlic and fry them for a minute or two.
  3. Then add the toor dhal, a pinch of asafoetida and roast it in low heat till the dhal turns in color and nice aroma comes out of it. 
  4. Then add the coconut, tamarind mix well and turn off the heat.
  5. Let it cool off, add salt to taste and required water and grind it into a coarse paste.
  6. Thovaiyal is ready to be served.
Serve with Rice and rasam or just this thovaiyal with dollop of ghee in the rice. Serves 3-4 persons.


  1. Comfort food. Simple and healthy.

  2. Paruppu thovaiyal with rice porridge,my fav combo.I can survive for many days with it.

  3. using coconut for this chutney is new to me. looks delicious. love this with rice and ghee

  4. Perfect combination. Rasam and thovaiyal. With roasted appalam.

  5. perfect with hot rice.....click looks tempting...

  6. Love it for hot rasam rice....Yum..Yum...

  7. in our home too rasam n paruppu thuvaiyal is best combo when any one sick... btn... take care of ur daughter, get well soon baby...

  8. mm mm - this with some vethakozhamu and appalam = heavenly!!! Thovayal looks Fab Divya!!!

  9. Paruppu thuvayal, rasam and papad....don't disturb me...Very nice combo Divya, looks awesome!!!

  10. Lovely pics Divya. Ww make this without the garlic and coconut

  11. perfectly preparation...nice presentation

  12. Like Priya said, love this with rice porrige and ofcourse as a side to rasam rice.Yummy clicks

  13. I would love to relish this with some boiled rice and a dollop of ghee!!super recipe!

  14. I love paruppu thuvaiyal anytime:-)


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