Tuvaram Paruppu Masiyal

Simply Tuvaram Paruppu Masiyal
Toor Dhal Curry

"I'm stuffed and full with all the non-veggie items you have being consuming for the holiday my dear",cried my tummy."I want to taste some Traditional South Indian Food", begged my tongue. Actually I have forgotten about simple comfort food for sometime as my mind is set on trying out new dishes and still in Thanksgiving Spirit and looking forward for Christmas Holidays.My mind was asking" Have you forgotten the first course in traditional South Indian Meal consist of paruppu ,kulambu and yogurt with steaming rice topped with ghee and accompanied by spicy pickles- yummy yum yum". Well what else could be compared to a simply comforting Tuvaram Paruppu Masiyal!!!

Serving Size: 4

1 cup toor dhal
1 large tomatoes
1/2 cup finely minced shallots
5 garlic cloves
1/2tsp turmeric powder
1/2tsp sambar powder
salt to taste
a pinch of hing powder

For tampering:
a sprig of curry leaves
1/2tsp mustard seeds
1/2tsp cumin seeds
few dried red chillies broken
chopped coriander leaves

Preparation Methods:
Add 1tsp caster oil in a wok and fry the toor dhal till browned. Transfer the dhal to a pressure on medium flame with all the remaining ingredients and 3 cups of warm water. Pressure cook to about 5 whistle. Wait for the pressure to be released. Transfer the mixture a large bowl. Using a spatula mash the dhal til soft. Splutter the tampering ingredient in 1tsp oil and pour over the dhal mixture. Garnished with finely chopped coriander leaves.


Sushma Mallya said…
even i love dal anytime with rice,real comfort food...urs looks very delicious and nice tempering for it as well
Vikis Kitchen said…
Totally agree with what you say on festive treats and our tongue longing for some traditional food:) Paruppu masiyal looks like a grand treat to me...Good tip on adding oil to paruppu, but never knew about frying before cooking..must try your way next time.
Priya dharshini said…
this looks yum..in chettinad they make this
Priya Suresh said…
Real comforting food, just love this with hot rice topped wiht ghee..mouthwatering!!
Sarah Naveen said…
Simply yummy curry..Perfect with rice anytime..
gtyuk said…
paruppu preparations will always be my favourite comfort foods if they've nice side dishes, yum yum!!
Sunitha said…
Yummy, I agree with you.. after a lot of thanksgiving food I crave nice dal chaval.. south indian style
Lavanya Siva said…
simply dhal, yet delicious. just love it
Sunanda said…
Thanks a lot Saraswathy for visitng my blog and for those wonderful comments.. U too have a awesome blog and a grate collection of recipes... Keep in touch..
Thank u so much for the lovely encouraging comments friends:)