Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Simple Paruppu Thogayal Varieties

Click the image to view and print the cookbook. This cookbook lists variations of the following Paruppu Thogayals ( roasted and ground lentil - chili paste)  from Tamil cuisine 

0.: Ver Kadalai Thogayal

1.: Pattani Kadalai Thogayal

2.: Uppu Kadalai Thogayal

3.: Paasi paruppu Thogayal

4.: Kadalai paruppu Thogayal

5.: Tuvaram paruppu Thogayal

6.: Kollu Thogayal

7.: Ulutham paruppu Thogayal

8.: Mysore Paruppu Thogayal

 Paruppu Thogayal :
When roasted lentils are ground into a powder with dry red chilies , we get a podi. When they are ground to a paste with water, we get paruppu thogayal. Mung dal, Tuvar dal and Chana Dal are most commonly used for traditional paruppu thogayals. But a variety of other paruppu can be used to cook up delicious thogayals. Unlike a podi, a paruppu thogayal cannot be stored for long. Refrigerated, they last for a week. They can be eaten mixed with rice and ghee / sesame oil. They also serve as an excellent side dish for Milagu rasam / Milagu kulambu / Vatral Kulambu / Kaara Kulambu
 & kootu. Rasam, Parupu Thogayal and sutta appalam is a very popular combination. 

·   After roasting lentils, soak in water for 10 minutes for a softer thogayal.  

·   Heat a spoon of oil. Add two pinches of mustard and 3 curry leaves. Mix in with thogayal for an extra burst of flavour.

·   Ver Kadalai / Uppu Kadalai / Pattani are available in shops  selling puffed rice. These are already roasted and so can be used to create instant thogayals.

·   If you make paruppu thogayal without coconut / tamarind / garlic / other strong flavourings, it becomes a pathiya thogayal, and can be served  to  invalids.

·   Instead of roasting lentils, you can also stir fry them with a bit   of oil to create thogayals with a different taste. Fried mung dal / Chana dal / Peanuts are available as snacks and you can use them to make instant thogayals.

Check out detailed recipes and great pictures from fellow bloggers.....

1. Rajeswari's Tuvaram Paruppu Thogayal

2. Vibass' Tuvaram paruppu Milagu Thogayal

3. Kribha's Poondu Paruppu Thogayal

4. Vidhya's Kadalai paruppu Thogayal

5. Ulutham paruppu Thogayal

6. Komala's Pasi paruppu thogayal

Since Paruppu thogayals are built on red chiles & lentils, the chili part of them take them to  
Kitchen Chronicles' "Think Spice- Red Chilies", an  event  started by Sunita Bhuyan, and the lentils take them to Mosoon spice's MLLA, an event started by Susan.


Santhiya said...

Hi Ramki,

"If you make paruppu thogayal without coconut / tamarind / garlic / other strong flavourings, it becomes a pathiya thogayal, and can be served to invalids.
IS this a typo? Why does it says invalids?

Ramki said...

Hi Santhiya,
I meant invalids in the sense of 'people who are sick or those recovering from illness', as in the dectionary meaning of "invalid : One who is incapacitated by a chronic illness or disability'.

Unknown said...

Thanks for the wonderful recipes.
Yesterday I had 20 guests and I made the whole south indian meal varieties (veg kootu, peas sagu, shunti thambuli, carrot kheer, aloo palya, variety rice, kosambari, pachadi) all from your one page recipes + jolada rotti and curd rice. Everything came out so well, my guests were impressed with the variations..thank you so much for making our lives so easy! I have really started loving cooking after I have come across your blog!

I would like to make a request to you if you have made similar 1001 gojju and 1001 sagu varieties!! Looking forward to it! Thanks so much and we really appreciate your passion and hard work that is helping so many of us from other side of the world!

Santhiya said...

I do concur with Anitha. The receipes looks great and inspires me to cook. [though the end result is always different]. Thanks for posting nice receipes Ramki.

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