Paruppu Thuvayal / Lentil based chutney

Paruppu Thuvayal , Paruppu – meaning lentil and Thuvayal is another name for chutney in thamizh . The most simplest chutney to be ever made. Requires only two ingredients and is generally served with Milagu Kuzhambu.


  • Cuisine: south indian
  • Yield: 4 helping
  • Course or type: main course
  • Preparation Time: 10
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Cooking Time: 10


2 tbsps Oil / Ghee
7 – 8 tbsps Toor dal
Rock salt


  1. Take a kadaai , keep it on medium high heat . Add oil/ghee , once it gets heated up add toor dal and salt and saute them until the dal turns brown.
  2. Transfer this to a blender and add little water. And grind. It’ll be very coarse , add some more water and grind it again , check for the consistency as shown in the pic above.
  3. Remove from the blender and transfer it to a serving bowl. The consistency should not be too thick or too thin.


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