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Paruppu Thuvaiyal

Paruppu thuvaiyal, also known as dal chutney, is a delicious South Indian side dish made with lentils and spices. It is typically served as a condiment with rice, dosa, idli, or roti. Serve the paruppu thuvaiyal as a side dish or dip with your favorite South Indian meal. Enjoy!

Paruppu Thuvaiyal

Recipe by S Kamala
Recipe rating: N/A
Course: ChutneyCuisine: Indian, TamilDifficulty: Easy


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A simple and quick side dish that is made with dhal, garlic and red chilies.


  • Thuvar dal – ½ cup

  • Red Chilli – 2 to 3 Nos

  • Garlic flake – 2 Nos

  • Coconut – a small piece (Optional)

  • Salt – ½ teaspoon or as per taste


  • Dry fry the dal in a kadai without oil till it turns light pink. Before removing add red chillies and fry for a second. Remove and Cool it.
  • Put it in a mixie the fried dal, chilli, garlic, coconut and salt. Add little water and grind to a coarse paste.
  • This will go well with Rasam Sadam. You can also mix it with hot plain rice along with a teaspoon of ghee and have it with appalam/papadam.

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  • Adding coconut is optional. If you do not want, you can omit it and make it only with the dal.
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