Sunday, April 02, 2006


Paruppu Thuvaiyal ( Dal Chutney )

Paruppu thuvaiyal is made of lentils and coconut, serves as a good accompaniment for rice. I think this is quite common in South India for lunch. I learned this recipe from my mother-in-law. This is easy to make and can be stored in the fridge.


  • 1 cup toor dal
  • ½ cup coconut
  • 2 pods of garlic
  • 4 red chilies
  • Salt for taste


  • In a pan dry roast the toor dal on a low medium heat until a nice aroma comes out of the toor dal. Keep aside.
  • In the same pan, dry roast the garlic, red chilies and the coconut. Keep aside.
  • Allow everything to cool and grind all together with salt in a mixi or a blender. Add required water and grind them coarsely.

Serve as a side dish for the rice.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Priya!Welcome back!How nice it is to see U in action again.Have tried atleast 3 of ur recipes with Ishtu becoming a fav.with my hubby and kids.This will be next on my target list.It is called Kandi pachhadi in Telugu,but adding the coconut will be a variation!
The pictures are damn clear and infact the way ur veggies are similar sizes and the neat display of the ingredients is something pleasing.Keep up the excellent work!

12:38 AM   Edit
Blogger RP said...

I love all kinds of chutneys. Haven't made this one yet. But will be trying it out soon. Thanks for sharing.

9:57 AM   Edit
Blogger Shammi said...

I've never heard of paruppu thuvaiyal like this... I've got to try it!

10:19 AM   Edit
Blogger Luv2cook said...


That looks good. I should try this. This would be what I would call "pappu podi" in Telugu :-p..

10:54 AM   Edit
Blogger Vineela said...

Hi Priya,
Nice for idlis and dosa.
I will do podi by using kadalaparupu,ullundu,redchilli,perumgayam&salt.I will try yours.

1:15 PM   Edit
Blogger Kitchenmate said...

Priya, we make paruppu thogayal, but with split moong dal. This is somethhing new to us and definitely goin to try this. Looks very yummy:)

2:06 PM   Edit
Blogger Lakshmi said...

looks good Priya, will try.

12:27 PM   Edit
Blogger Priya Bhaskaran said...

Raakhee, thanks for your kind words.Let me know how it came in your kitchen!!

Shammi, I thought it was quite common in south India.

santhi,rp,luv2cook,vineela,Kitchenmate and lakshmi let me know your experience when you try this recipe:)

9:39 PM   Edit
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Priya - this looks great. I will try making it this week. One question - how long does this save in the fridge? I am thinking since it has coconut, not that long...

10:10 PM   Edit
Blogger Priya Bhaskaran said...

Hi Diane, It will come about for 4-5 days:) Let me know how it turned for you.

10:59 PM   Edit
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Priya,

Though a Malayalee I am always on the look out for good Tamizh recipes. Tried your paruppu chutney yesterday...amazing...thanks for the recipe....

9:39 AM   Edit
Blogger Priya Bhaskaran said...

shyama, That's a lovely name. same here shyama. Though a malu was born and brought up in coimbatore. I love tamilnadu recipes. It is so yummy. I am happy that i could enjoy both kerala and tamilnadu dishes.

7:48 PM   Edit
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Priya,

I love thuvaiyals...we actually call it thogayals in our place. Especially paruppu thogayal as a side dish for milagu rasam is a good combination. It is really soothing to have this combination when you are down with fever.

I actually visit another site regualrly, where a lady Mrs. Chithra Vishwanathan gives out lots of traditional recipes. She had made a post about tips on thogayals.

If anyone interested can visit this link for more about thogayals...

tips on thogayals


6:01 PM   Edit
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi priya,I tried this pacchadi today and i really liked it.Simple to make and tastes great with plain rice and ghee.Thanks for the recipe priya.

10:28 AM   Edit
Blogger Priya Bhaskaran said...

Rathi, Sorry for the late response. Was little busy with my college. I love the combo of rasam and thuviyal. Thanks for the website rathi. Actually the website takes me to Is that the right site??

Jayasri, Good to hear that it turned out great. Hope you and your family enjoyed it:)

9:57 PM   Edit

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