Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Paruppu / Dhal Curry / Dhal Fry

Generally this Curry is served first along with Ghee in every Vegetarian Virundhu Sapadu (Feast). Babies are given this as first food after Milk and Cerelac. This is a favourite Curry for many adults too..
It is a protein rich recipe, especially for vegetarians. Whenever I am bored of making Sambar, I prepare this Curry. This tastes very good though only few ingredients are used. 


Thuvaram Paruppu / Toor Dhal ¾ cup (200ml cup)
Turmeric Powder ¼ tsp
Asafoetida crystal  1 / Asafoetida Powder ¼ tsp
Dried Red Chillies  2-3
Pearl Onions 4
Curry Leaves 4
Split Urad Dhal ½ tsp
Mustard Seeds ¾ tsp
Water (approx 4 cups)

Chop Pearl Onions.
Cut Red Chillies into two pieces.

Cook Toor Dhal till it turns to a paste.

Heat Oil in a pan. When it is hot, add mustard seeds. Wait till it pops up, reduce flame.
Add Split Urad Dhal, Red Chillies and Curry Leaves now. When it starts changing its color, add cooked Toor Dhal. Add enough water. Add Turmeric Powder, Asafoetida and Salt. Cook till done.

Serves: 3
Serve with Rice and Rasam.

To make Dhal cook well, soak it for 30-45 minutes before cooking.

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