Thuvaiyal or Thogayal is similar to chutney but slightly more tick in texture. It is made of dhal (Tur dal) / lentils and is served with rice dishes.
If one wants to have a simple meal any day doing away way with elaborate cooking of vegetables etc, “Paruppu Thuvaiyal” is prepared quickly to be mixed with plain rice and eaten. Also it can be consumed along with packed lunch like lime rice, tamarind rice etc or as a side dish with rice and ‘rasam” or “pulikuzhambu”. In this recipe “tur” ( Red gram) dhal is the main ingredient.
COOKING TIME: 15 mins
1. Red Gram Dhal ( Tur Dhal) : 1/2 Cup or 75 grams
2. Dry red chili: 3
3. Garlic: 2 cloves
4. Grated Coconut : 2 Tablespoons
5. Tamarind : one small piece
6. Oil: 1 Tablespoon
7. Salt: 0.25 Teaspoon
Heat the oil in a skillet and fry all the above items except salt and tamarind. Fry till the dhal turns to a golden brown color. Remove and cool the contents. Put all the ingredients along with salt and tamarind in a blender and grind to a coarse consistency adding 1/4 cup water.
TIP: You can replace Tur dhal with any other dhal like Bengal Gram, Black Gram, Green Gram or Cow Pea and make it.