Jul 18, 2015

South Indian Paruppu Kuzhambu Recipe - Basic South Indian Dal Recipe


When we think of India,mainly south india the thing which gets into your mind is dal. India is known for their different types of dal. Dals are one of the staple dish all over india. Dals are prepared different ways in different region. In south india they use lot of curry leaves and tamarind for sour taste,In the north they use lots of onions and tomato for sour taste….This dish is very easy and simple dish to make.


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This is one of the basic dal in south india.This is really very mild and flavourful dal recipe,Since it is so mild in taste it goes extremely well with the spicy potato chettinad...So please give this a go and let me know what you think.


Preparation Time : 5 mins
Cooking Time : 25 to 30 mins
Serves : 4

Ingredients:

Toor Dal - 1/2 cup
Tomato-1 chopped
Garlic - 4 cloves peeled
Turmeric Powder / Manjal Podi - 1 tsp
Water - 1.5 cup
Salt-to taste
Coriander leaves- a handful finely chopped

For Grinding:
Coconut - 1/2 cup
Green chilli -2
Cumin seeds / Jeerakam -1 tsp


For Seasoning:
Ghee or Oil -1 tblspn
Mustard seeds - 1tsp
Asafoetida / Hing / Kaya podi - 1/4 tsp
Curry Leaves - 1 sprig

Method:

Take the grinding ingredients in a mixer and grind it into a smooth paste.

Wash toor dal well. Take dal, water, tomato, garlic, turmeric powder in a pressure cooker. Cover and pressure cook for 3 whistle. Turn off the flame and let the steam go all by itself. 

Now open the cooker and mash the dal roughly.

Add in the ground paste and mix well.Let it come to a boil again.Season with salt.

Now in a small pan,Heat ghee and add in the mustard seeds, asafoetida and curry leaves.Now pour this tadka into the dal and mix well.

Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with rice.

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Pictorial:
First lets make the masala..Take coconut in a blender


add in green chillies


and cumin seeds


make it into a smooth paste


Now take washed toor dal in a pressure cooker


cover with water, add in garlic


and some tomatoes


add in turmeric powder


cover and pressure cooker


now dal is cooked


mash it roughly


add in ground masala


mix well


add in salt


simmer for few mins


heat oil or ghee in a pan


add in mustard seeds


add in asafoetida


and some curry leaves


fry them and pour it into the dal


mix well


add in lots of chopped coriander leaves


Mix well


Serve

3 comments:

  1. Fantastic Recipe! I tried it out last night, and it was absolutely delicious. Very simple to make.
    Thanks for the recipe!

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  2. Plz tell me How to prepare snake guard dal

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  3. Looks delicious. Going to cook this now!!

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