Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Parrupu Thogayal(Yellow Split Peas Chutney)


Are you worried about your cholesterol level? Eat split peas! Full of soluble fiber, peas help to bind up

cholesterol-containing bile and move it out of your body. If you are diabetic, or have it in your family,

split peas can be your best friend. Peas help stabilize your blood sugar levels while providing a steady

supply of energy. Studies have shown that type 2 diabetics who eat at least 50 grams of fiber per day

can lower their cholesterol, their triglycerides

Preparation Time – none

Cooking Time - 20 minutes

Serves – 4 to 6


Split Yellow Peas / Toor Dal – 1 cup

Red chili – 4 to 6 or to taste

Black pepper – 1/2 tsp

Grated Coconut – 1/2 cup

Salt – 1 tsp or to taste


Coconut Oil – 2 tsp

Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp

Urad Dal – 1 tsp

Asafoetida powder - pinch

Curry leaves – 4 to 5

Coriander leaves chopped – 1 tbsp


1) Heat a pan and add a tsp of oil and to this add the Toor Dal, red chili and black pepper and saute for

few minutes till the yellow color of toor dal turns slight golden brown. Do not keep till it is dark brown

other wise you will get a bitter chutney.

2) Switch off and let this cool, after it is cold enough to handle by your blender transfer all the

sauted contents and the coconut, salt to a food processor and grind till a fine powder. Now add water

little by little and grind it into a smooth paste.

3) Heat oil , add mustard seeds, once this stops spluttering add the urad dal , asafoetiday powder,

curry leaves and leave till golden brown and then transfer this to the ground paste and combine evenly.

4) Serve this with hot rice and ghee (clarified butter).

Notes – This is one of the simplest dish one can prepare but it does taste awesome. My mom doesn’t

do any tempering and serves the ground paste as it is with some pepper stew for which i will post the

recipe later.


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