Paasiparuppu Thogayal

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.


  1. She gave a list of what her son likes best to you, eh? Did he get the list from your mom what YOU like? Hahaha!!! That's how World works, not fair!!
    Atleast you got the yummy recipe, I bet it tastes great too. I will try it!:)
    (Psst..make him buy you something every time you make his fave dish! That's a good deal!;D )

  2. Forgot! Enjoy the well deserved award, you are a sweet girl!:)

  3. Wonderful looking thogaiyal, Laavanya! I love the use of paasi paruppu here instead of tuvaram paruppu. Will try it out! :)

  4. Congrats on the well deserved award as well, dear!! Enjoy! :)

  5. You have got a nice recipe bcos of your MIL..
    Really very yummy one..!!
    My hubby's fav too.. :)

  6. aha! here we go!! i am sure i can also score brownie points with this one :D bookmarked for later use :D

  7. Congrats on a well deserved award! Mil giving u sons fav list.. My Mil did that too :-)
    Thanks for passing it to me :-)

  8. congrats on your award and love your thogayal

  9. lovely thogayal.....congrats!!!

  10. u got all the right recipes jotted
    thogayal w/ mung sounds really good.
    Congrats on a very well deserved award & am very happy to rcv it from a lovely friend like you :)

  11. Congrats on the award. Ashaji ne sach kaha, we should tell our moms to give the list of our favs to our hubbies.

  12. congrats on the award..well deserved!! n well said, just isnt fair!!

  13. Congrats laavanya! I love Kadalai parrupu thogaiyal, so i should love this one too :)

  14. Congrats on ur award dear, well deserved :) I have another one for on my blog :)

    The recipe is good and new to me, one more thing to try :D

  15. I always make paruppu thogayal with thuvaram paruppu. Paasi paruppu thogayal is new to me.

  16. Congrats on ur award...thogayal looks yummy...

  17. I like poli and parippu payasam, but then I have thing for sweet stuff. H makes a fabulous PP but the problem is that he can never make it the same way twice!:-( Want to see your/MIL's version of the PP(or has it been posted already?)
    Paasi paruppu thogayal is something I have never heard of.I should give this a shot. So a thoviayal and a thogayal are essentially the same thing?

    Moving on- Congrats on your well deserved awards(I see that Namratha has something for u). Thanks for thinking of me too.:-)

  18. Congrats and thanks Laavanya for your thoughtfulness. This thogayal is a great combo to all kuzumbus laavanya. The moong dhal gives a unique taste to it. Nice recipe. Viji

  19. Even I learnt this thogayal from my MIL. My mom makes of thuvara parippu only. MIL also adds cooked peerthangai to it.

  20. Never tried thuvaiyal with paasiparuppu...thanks for the idea

  21. And ya, congrats on the award...u do deserve it

  22. this thuvaiyal should be a tasty looks great in the picture.

  23. Guess what I have vathal kulambu in the fridge... and all the ingredients for this thogayal too.. If I get time this week, I'd definitely try this one... Great recipe Laav! And congrats on the well-deserved award.. :)

  24. Really looks delicious and congrats with the award

  25. wonderful recipe. it would go with a whole whole host of entrees.

  26. congrats for award lavanya and very nice recipe

  27. Good one! I luv thogayals of all kind.

    Congrats on the award :)

  28. We don't make this stuff or the toor dal chutney at home, and the one time I tried one of these, it tasted like batter. Yech! But then, I soaked the dal and ground it raw, according to the instructions.

  29. Thanks Asha.. Actually I was the one who asked what he likes. Now, why do we do that when the men don't care what we like? :)

    Thank you Kalai, do give it a shot sometime.

    Seena, that's really good to know. Thanks.

    Nags, Thanks.. :) Hope it does hit the mark.

    Thank you Seema.

    Thank you Sagari and Remya.

    Richa, oh sure.. the others are more elaborate so this is the one I actually make often. Oh I'm very glad to be passing it onto you.

    Ha ha.. true Vimmi & Superchef. How I wish.. Thanks girls for dropping by.

    Thank you Cham... I don't suppose I've had kadalai paruppu thogayal. Do post it sometime.

    Namratha, thank you so much for the award! :) You are such a sweetie.

    Thank you Dhivya.

    Thank you TBC, I will get the paruppu thogayal recipe and send. I tend to make this quite often.

    You are welcome Viji and thanks for your sweet words.

    Same here Jayasree.

    Thank you EC & Lavanya.

    Sig, do let me know if you get a chance to try it. Thank you.

    Thanks Happy Cook, Sagari, Bee and DK.

    Sra, Oh no roasting? That may have given it the raw taste... Try this, if you dare.. :) I know how difficult it is to try something again after such a put-off.

  30. oh wow!! what a simple and nice recipe... Looks good. And its indeed an award season in the blogging world....Congratulations, on yours! :)

  31. I'm sorry! I make up my own silly abbreviations if the words are too long!:-)
    Laavanya, it was the Parippu Payasam recipe that I was looking for (if possible)- no rush- before Vishu is good enough for me.

  32. I'm going to try making this.

    Congrats on the award.

  33. Hey I too learnt this thogaiyal from my mother in law...B4 that I knew only that made with thoor dhal which doesnt uses coconut..this one looks more yellow when we compare wiht the thoor dhal one!
    congrats on your award!

  34. Hi Laavanya,
    This goes right in as a model recipe in the One page cookbook - 1001 Thogayals.



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