Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Paruppu Thakkali/Thakkali Paruppu/Tomato Dal

Paruppu Thakkali is a very healthy and yummy dal that can be prepared very fast and served with white rice & ghee or idlis, chapathis and rotis. In this dal we do not use tamarind instead the tomatoes give the sour taste and balance the taste of dal.

Here’s how to make Paruppu Thakkali with step by step photos...


Thoor dal/Thuvaram paruppu
1 cup
3 (big)chopped
Green chillies
2 slit
Chilli powder
1 tsp
Turmeric Powder
½ tsp
¼ tsp
As needed

For Seasoning

Mustard seeds
½ tsp
Cumin seeds
½ tsp
Urad dal
½ tsp
Dry red chillies
Curry leaves
1 tsp


Add washed dal, tomatoes, green chillies, red chilli powder, turmeric powder with about 2 ½ cups of water for about 3 whistles.

After the steam releases mash the dal well with matthu or potato masher.

Heat oil in a pan, splutter mustard seeds, next add cumin seeds, urad dal, red chillies, curry leaves and asafoetida. Now sauté it for about 5 to 10 sec then add it to the dal.

 Add enough salt and let the dal simmer for about 3 min and then switch off the stove.

Hot and yummy paruppu thakkali is ready, serve it hot with white rice and ghee or roti.

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  1. Yummy dal.. perfect with rice and even chapatis :)

  2. Yummy and delecious dal preparation Priya!

  3. பருப்பு + தக்காளி டால் அருமையான சுவையான பகிர்வு. பாராட்டுக்கள். படங்களும் ஜோர் ஜோர். ;)

  4. parippu thakkalikuzhambu looks delicious Priya. Amma used to make it.

  5. Love this recipe.. It is a 2 in 1 recipe which goes well with rice and chappati..

  6. my mum makes it a lot and we all love it.. :)
    keep in touch,

  7. Yet another simple & healthy preparation.. Goes well with rice & rotis as well..

  8. I use Moong dal for such preparation Priya, and with Urad dal its a must to have lots and lots of Garlic and ginger.. All punjabi style ! :)

  9. Delicious and comforting Dhal.. Very healthy too..

  10. i love daal varieties...they are so perfect comfort food...love using tomatoes for more flavour and juice

  11. Nice and of course you know how I simply adore such lovely dish.

  12. simple and healthy dal...perfect for chapathi and rice

  13. deliciously done looks wonderful

  14. Great recipe.. Dal looks yummy and tempting Priya :-)

  15. Ah! who can go wrong with this dish. Thanks for sharing the classic dish at my event. :)

  16. my fav recipe priya...very comforting recipe...

  17. simple dal ,perfect with pickle and pappad.

  18. Aha, a humble dal!! Simple and quick to make! Looks yummy!
    Anytime a staple at home!

  19. delicious recipe looks very tempting...

  20. I love diff kinds of dal. this looks really easy and quick and delicious.


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