Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Green tomato dal/ Pacha thakkali parippu curry (Serves 4)

Green tomato dal/Pacha thakkali parippu curry

Toor dal/ thuvara parippu ½ cup
Green tomato 1 big, cut to cubes
Green chilly 2 nos
Turmeric powder ¼ tsp
Grated coconut 3-4 TBSP
Cumin seeds ¼ tsp
Salt as needed

Pacha thakkali parippu curry


In a pressure cooker, add the dal, green tomato, green chilly, turmeric powder and salt along with 1 ½ cups water and cook till 2 whistles. Allow pressure to release itself.

Meanwhile, grind together coconut and cumin seeds to a coarse paste. Open pressure cooker and add this paste to the dal. Switch flame back on and bring to boil.

Notes: If you prefer, you can do the tempering with mustard seeds and dry red chilly. I personally prefer this dal without tempering.

Green tomato dal



  1. Oh,that make my mouth feel flooded.Lovely,thick and flavorful!

  2. Love that tanginess of the green tomato in Dhals

  3. We prepare this using the usual red ones...nice to know about a recipe using green tomatoes..

    do link this to the Kerala Kitchen event at my blog for Feb 2012

  4. Mouthwatering here, wat a terrific and super tempting dal..makes me drool..

  5. New recipe with tomatillos..looks delish

  6. Wow so inviting...perfect with some rice now ;)


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