Parippu thoran Recipe ? How to make toor dal thoran

Thoran is served as a side dish for rice along with sambar or any other curry.  Thoran can be made with various vegetables, like beans, long beans, okra, potato, and so many other vegetables.  Parippu thoran is made with toor dal and it goes wvery well with rice and other dishes. Though this thoran can be served with any curry like theeyal, moru curry and so on but usually, I don’t serve parippu thoran with sambar as sambar contains toor dal.  Now let us see how to make dal thoran or parippu thoran

parippu thoran

Ingredients required

Dal / thuvara parippu – ½ cup

Water  – ¾ cup

For grinding

 Coconut (grated)  – ½ cup

Fennel seeds  – ¼ teaspoon

Green chilly  – 1 – 2

Shallots  – 2 – 3

Turmeric powder – ¼ teaspoon

For tempering

 Dry red chilly – 2

Curry leaves – few

Oil  – 1 tablespoon

Mustard seeds – ½ teaspoon


1.  Clean and wash toor dal.  Pressure cook  toor dal with salt for 2 whistles with ¾ cup of water.  Keep it aside.



2.  Meanwhile, grind coarsely grated coconut, fennel seeds, green chilly, shallots and turmeric powder.  Keep aside.

3.  In a pan heat oil. When oil becomes hot, add mustard seeds.  When it splutters, add dry red chilly, curry leaves and sauté for a few more seconds.


4.  Then add the ground coconut mixture, and sauté for few more minutes.


5.  Then add cooked dal , gently mix it , add required amount of salt. Gently mix well. Simmer for 5 more minutes.  Turn off the stove.



toor dal thoran

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