This was among the very first recipes I got from my MIL, soon after I was married. She told me that my husband loves this thovaiyal and I wrote it down rapidly in my little notebook along with Poli and Paruppu Paayasam which are his other favorites. This is very simple and uses Mung dhal (paasi paruppu) as opposed to the ones made with toor dhal. Goes great with rice & vathal kuzhambu.
Paasi Paruppu (Mung Dhal) Thogayal
Yellow (Split) Mung Dhal - 1/2 cup
Garlic - 2 small cloves
Dried Red Chillies - 3
Grated Coconut - 2 to 3 tbsp
Curry leaves - few
Asafoetida - a pinch
Salt, to taste
Oil - 1 tsp
1) Heat oil and toast mung dhal, curry leaves, asafoetida, dried red chillies and garlic cloves till golden.
2) Grind this with coconut and salt with as little water as possible to a thick paste. Mix this with rice and ghee for a comforting meal.
Also, It definitely seems to be award season here in the blogging world and I've been given the Nice matters award by sweet Easy Crafts. Thank you so much EC - it really made my day.
I would like to pass this onto:
TBC of The Budding Cook
Rajitha of Hunger Pangs (who is on a break now)
Seema of My Randap
Richa of As Dear As Salt &
Viji of Vcuisine
for their sweet words of encouragement and support ! :)
I would also like to pass this onto the many people who have left comments on my blog after trying out my recipes - it really gives me a boost and serves as an immense encouragement to continue blogging. Thank you all.