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.

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

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.


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


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

  3. lovely chutney... looks very tasty..

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

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

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

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

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

  9. This looks so easy and tasty !

  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..

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

  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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