Paruppu Thogayal

This is an authentic Tamil Brahmin dish  served with rice . It goes very well with vetha kuzhambu, jeera rasam and any vegetable subji. This is a very simple dish. You can adjust the spice level according to your taste.  I like to mix paruppu thogayal  with plain rice adding a spoon of ghee. Let us see how to make this.

Preparation time approx 10 to 15 minutes:


  • 1/2 cup thuar dhal
  • 1/4 cup grated coconut
  • 9 red chillies
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp asafotedia
  • Salt to taste
  • Small gooseberry size tamarind
  • 1 tsp  coconut oil( can use any oil of your choice)


In a pan heat coconut oil. Add thuar dhal. Fry till it turns brown colour.
Take out from oil. Add red chillies fry for few seconds take out.
Add pepper corns fry for few seconds take out. Add tamarind and fry to this add asafotedia and fry for seconds. Take out.

In a mixer add coconut gratings and chilies, tamarind,pepper salt. Grind  this. Add very little water.
The consistency of the thogayal should be thick. So do not add too much water.
Let the coconut and all other ingredients ground well. Now add thuar dhal.
Grind  everything together. Thuar dhal should not grind smooth. Take out .

Serve with hot rice and ghee.


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