Parippu Thoran / Toor dal stir-fry with coconut

Parippu thoran

Ingredients (Serves 5)

1. Toor dal /thuvara parippu – 1 cup

2. Grated coconut – 1 cup

Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp

Cumin seeds – 1/4 tsp

Green chilies – 3

Garlic – 3 small cloves

3. Coconut oil – 1 – 1.5 tbsp

4. Mustard seeds – 3/4 tsp

Dried red chilies – 2, broken

5. Onion – 1/4 cup, finely chopped

Curry leaves – A few

6. Crushed red chilies – 1/4 – 1/2 tsp

7. Salt – To taste

Method

1. Soak toor dal in enough water for 6 – 8 hrs. Drain and set aside.

2. Crush grated coconut along with turmeric powder, cumin seeds, green chilies and garlic in the small jar of a mixie (or crush cumin seeds, garlic and green chilies in a mortar and pestle and then combine it with coconut and turmeric powder).

3. Heat oil in a wok / cheena chatti over medium heat. Splutter mustard seeds and fry dried red chilies. Add chopped onion,little salt, curry leaves and cook for 2 minutes. Add crushed red chilies and stir for a few seconds. Add grated coconut and stir for a minute. Finally add toor dal and mix well. Sprinkle 2 – 3 tbsp water. Bring everything to the center. Cover and cook for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally until done. Switch off. Serve with rice and other side-dishes.

Parippu Thoran

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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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