how to cook simple dal /uppu paruppu

how to cook simple dal /uppu paruppu

simple dal/uppu paruppuAlmost all the Indian homes have this mandatory ingredient stocked in their pantry!its split yellow pigeon peas commonly called toor dal(thuvaram parrupu) in India.Every day Indian cooking is never complete without these lentils.In here our community in South India have a customized serving procedures!in any festivals or special functions primary serving(s) of this simple toor dal is a must then other kootu and kulambu varieties are served behind.simple dal/uppu paruppuHere in my place we don’t add tadka(thalipu/tempering)while making this simple dal/uppu paruppu!its as simple as that.The rice should be hot enough to add a dollop of ghee to it and then the dal is added and mixed making it an extreme comfort food.Usually even chillies(green or red) are not added but if you need you can add and its a kids friendly easily digestible soothing diet.Lets now see how to cook this simple dal…

how to cook simple dal /uppu paruppu

INGREDIENTS:

Toor dhal/thuvaram parrupu/split yellow pigeon peas  – 1 cup
Salt as needed
Asafoetida/hing – 1/2 tsp
Ginger – 3/4 inch piece(crushed
Garlic cloves – 4-5 (crushed)
Water – 4 cups(approx)
Turmeric powder – 1 tsp,castor oil – 1 tbsp.

METHOD:

1.Wash dhal nicely and in a pressure cooker add castor oil, crushed garlic,crushed ginger,salt and add needed water and pressure cook.
2.For my cooker I leave two to three whistles(it depends on the cooker).
3.When cooked mash it nicely with a masher and add hing and turmeric powder and allow to boil for 10 minutes till slightly thick,add coriander leaves.
4.Take out and transfer to suitable vessel.
5.This type of dal needs no tadka and when serving add ghee to hot rice,add dal mix and enjoy.

 

how to cook simple dal /uppu paruppu

Total Time: 20 minutes

how to cook simple dal /uppu paruppu

Ingredients

  • Toor dhal/thuvaram parrupu - 1 cup
  • Salt as needed
  • Asafoetida/hing - 1/2 tsp
  • Ginger - 3/4 inch piece(crushed)
  • Garlic cloves - 4-5 (crushed)
  • Water - 4 cups(approx)
  • Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
  • Castor oil - 1tbsp

Instructions

  1. Wash dal nicely and in a pressure cooker add castor oil, crushed garlic,crushed ginger,salt and add needed water and pressure cook.
  2. For my cooker I leave two to three whistles(it depends on the cooker).
  3. When cooked mash it nicely with a masher and add hing and turmeric powder and allow to boil for 10 minutes till slightly thick,add coriander leaves.
  4. Take out and transfer to suitable vessel.
  5. This type of dal needs no tadka and when serving add ghee to hot rice,add dal mix and enjoy.

Notes

Adding ghee with dal when serving makes it super delicious. No need to add any tempering. Adding chillies are optional and i have not added. Its a total comfort food for all ages.

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14 thoughts on “how to cook simple dal /uppu paruppu

  1. I actually made dal today after looking at your recipe last night:)Felt like having it and so made it for lunch:)Simple and soothing dal dear:)

  2. I’m loving this too 🙂 instead of adding garlic, ginger to the tempering, cooking it this way makes it so much easier. I might just try it today! 🙂 tnx for sharing Vani.

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