Broccoli Parippu (Dal)Thoran

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Ingredients (Serves 6 – 8)

1. Broccoli – 2.5 – 3 cups, chopped

2. Toor dal / thuvara parippu – 1/2 cup

     Turmeric powder – 1 pinch

     Water – 1/2 – 3/4 cup or as required

3. Grated coconut – 1/2 cup

    Pearl onions – 3

   Green chilies – 3

   Cumin seeds – 1 pinch

   Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp

4. Salt – To taste

5. Coconut oil – 2 tsp

6. Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp

    Dried red chilies- 2

    Curry leaves – A few


1. Place toor dal, turmeric powder and enough water (1/2 – 3/4 cup) in a vessel. Cook covered until water is completely evaporated and dal turns tender (do not overcook).

2. Crush the pearl onions, green chilies and cumin seeds in a mortar and pestle. Combine it with grated coconut and turmeric powder. Set aside.

3. Heat oil in a deep pan/ cheena chatti. Splutter mustard seeds and fry dried red chilies and curry leaves. Add chopped broccoli, grated coconut mixture and cooked toor dal. Add enough salt and mix well. Cook covered for 4 – 5 minutes until broccoli gets cooked. Switch off. Serve with rice and any side-dishes.

Broccoli parippu thoran

Broccoli parippu thoran

Maya Akhil

Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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