Sunday, January 23, 2011

Toor dhal Chutney / Paruppu Chutney | Side Dish for Idli Dosa

I always look for ideas for side dishes to go with idli and dosa. This toor dhal chutney is a great combination for idlis particularly with the Fenugreek Idli. This is a subtly spiced earthy flavored chutney.


Ingredients:
Toor dhal / Thuvaram paruppu - 3 tbsp
Coriander Seeds - 1 tsp
Cumin seeds -  1 tsp
Garlic -  3 cloves
Pearl onions - 3 or Chopped onions - 3 tsp
Red chillies - 2
Tamarind - Size of a cranberry
Salt - to taste
Grated Coconut - 3 tsp
Oil - 2 tsp
For seasoning:
Oil - 1 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Urad dhal - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - a few


Method:
Heat oil in a kadai and roast all the ingredients, except coconut and salt in medium heat. When the dhal turns light brown, turn off the heat and add the coconut and give a quick mix. Allow it to cool and grind in a mixie/blender with salt and water. This should be of a Chutney consistency.
Heat 1 tsp oil in the same pan and add the mustard seeds. When they splutter add the urad dhal and curry leaves and saute for 2 mins. Pour the seasoning over the chutney and serve with Idli or dosas. This chutney is a great combo for Fenugreek Idli.


17 comments:

  1. Toor dal chutney is very new to me..Looks great.

    G
    http://ensamayalarangam.blogspot.com

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  2. nice procedure easy...................

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  3. You have a nice blog Keep rocking.

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  4. lovely chutney... looks very tasty..
    Reva

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  5. we call it as thuvaya.....lovely ,for idlies...

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  6. Great chutney goes so very well with idlis..Yum!

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  7. Delicious chutney..the last pic is very nice :)

    US Masala

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  8. ooh i love kandi pachadi.. we call it like that in telugu :) but never got the recipe.. thanks for sharing :)

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  9. Havent prepared this paruppu chutney since a long,love with porridge..

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  10. Only thing i knew to make with toor dal was sambhar... thanks.. now i have so much more to do in the kitchen trying out such dishes..

    ammaandbaby.blogspot.com/

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  11. First time here, you have good space of traditional recipes, Glad to follow you.. & thanks for your lovely comment..

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  12. I wish I could taste some your chutney. The photos are very nice. Thank you so much for contributing to MLLA!

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