“Paruppu” (dhal) is the first dish served in South Indian Weddings and also the first solid food given to kids. Normally, when we cook Thuvar dhal for Sambar, we will take little from that and add a pinch of salt and serve as “Dhal” for Rice. I saw a different Kongunadu preparation of the dhal in a TV Show, where the Chef added a teaspoon of castor oil in the dhal and cooked in open vessel. Adding castor oil remove gas from the dhal. However, most of us do not keep caster oil and cooking in the open vessel take long time, I just modified the recipe and added a teaspoon of gingelly oil and pressure cooked it.
Serve this dhal with hot plain rice mixed with a teaspoon of ghee and with fried appalam/papadam. Green Chilli Pachadi also goes well with this Dhal Rice.
Green Chili PachadiCooks in 70 minutesDifficulty: Easy
This pachadi pairs well with Dhal Rice and curd rice.
super dish. karam ellai, quickly digesttion, suprb, please send to summer dishes.
Hi Hemalatha Pandi,
Thank you for your kind comments. I have already posted some less spicy Kootu varieties. You can check it in the “Kootu” section in my site. I will post more recipes shortly.
I hav tried coriander rice. It came very well. Thanks. It is easy and healthy for my kids for lunch.
If you make this rice for kids lunch, then you can add chopped carrot and other vegetables too.
Thank you for this wonderful recipe. I love this so much. Tried it and it is a regular item in my kitchen.
shall i add perunkaya podi with this..??
because its dhal na…………..
In this recipe, I followed the Chef’s instructions to get authentic Kongunadu dhal. If you want you can add little perunkaya podi. However, we are adding garlic, it is not necessary to again add perunkayam.
Kamala, your recipes are awesome and yummy. Thank you.
Thank you Vanitha Sundaramurthy.
Its gud and easy
Hi kamala… Shall I add pasi apayir instead of thuvar dal
Authentic Kongunadu dal is prepared with Thuvar dal.