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Dal Curry / Paruppu Kulambu

Written By Angela Steffi on Sunday, July 24, 2016 | 5:03:00 PM

Dal Curry / Paruppu Kulambu is a very popular dish is all wedding lunches and it is also extremely healthy and nutritious and rich in protein.This is quick and very easy to make I always make this whenever I dont have enough time to Cook or when i am bored. Dal with potato fry is a stunning combination with rice and also goes excellent with Chapathi.

Serving Size      : 4

Cooking Time   : 20 minutes
Difficulty: Spice Level:



1 Cup

Thoor Dal / Thuvaram Paruppu
10 Shallots / small onions
Cloves of garlic
3Green chilies
1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
1/4 tsp Hing / Asafoetida 
1 tsp Chili powder
Salt to taste
Water as required

To Temper
1 tsp
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
3 Dry Red chilies

Curry leaves

Cooking Method

Step 1) In a pressure Cooker add the cleaned Thoor Dal, add enough water, shallots, garlic, green Chillies, turmeric powder, hing/asafoetida, chilli powder, salt to taste and cook for 4 whistles until the dal is fully done (100% cooked) we dont want any chunks

Step 2) To temper heat 1 tsp oil, once the oil is hot enough add mustard seeds once you hear the popping sound add dry red chilies , curry leaves and turn off the heat .Add the tempering to the cooke dal and mix well.

You can adjust the consistency as per your taste.(for Chapathi make it a little thicker and for rice the dal tastes good when it is little thinner)


About Angela Steffi

I am an avid food blogger with a great passion for food. I am always eager to try new recipes and modify recipes and experiment with them. I have two cooking channels on Youtube CLASSIC MASALA HUT (for english recipes) and MADRAS SAMAYAL (for Tamil recipes).


  1. Hey Steffi made your dal the 5th time now and its delicious :)

    1. oh nice. Thank you so much for your feedback Roanne. I am very happy that you liked :)