Monday, May 12, 2014

Kadalai Paruppu Thuvayal - Channa Dal Thuvayal

Kadalai paruppu thuvayal is a simple recipe that goes well with plain rice and rasam. Or you can also mix this with rice along with a tsp of ghee/oil and have it with papad. This is a brahmin recipe and I learnt it from VJ after our marriage. Whenever I feel bored of doing sambar/ kuzhambu, this kadalai paruppu thuvayal is a best substitute. You can also make this as a chutney by adding little more water and do the tempering and serve as a side dish for idly/dosa. It will taste great.


Bengal gram/kadalai paruppu - 4 tbsp
Grated coconut - 2 tbsp 
Red chillies - 2 or 3
Hing - a pinch
Salt as needed

Optional Ingredients

Garlic - 1 or 2 pods
Whole black Pepper - 1/2 tsp
Jeera - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves few


Heat a pan, add the channa dal and red chillies and fry until the dal turns golden brown. If adding the optional ingredients add them too along with the dal and fry them.

 Add grated coconut, saute for 2-3 seconds and switch off the flame. After it cools, grind it with little water adding required salt to a coarse paste.

Serve it with hot rice topped with ghee/oil or with Pepper rasam.

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