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Padavalanga Parippu Thoran

Posted in : Kerala Style on by : Simmi Iyer

Here’s some basic vegetable bhaji for all the women out there, who is everyday thinking of what to make.


  • ▢450 gms Padavalanga (measured before cleaning, cut into bite size pieces)
  • ▢1/3 cup Toor dal
  • ▢1/2 – 3/4 cup Grated coconut
  • ▢1 Small / pearl onion (sliced)
  • ▢1/2 tsp Chopped garlic
  • ▢1-2 Green chilli (chopped)
  • ▢1/8 tsp Cumin seeds
  • ▢1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • ▢6-8 Small / pearl onion
  • ▢2 Dry red chilli
  • ▢1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
  • ▢Curry leaves
  • ▢Salt
  • ▢Coconut oil


  • ▢Pressure cook cleaned dal with 1 cup water for 3-4 whistles on high flame. switch off the gas and let the pressure drop naturally. Open the cooker and drain the cooked dal. Keep it aside.
  • ▢Combine coconut, 1 small onion, green chilli, cumin, garlic, and turmeric powder. Pulse it in the mixer for a few seconds with 1/2 tbsp water. It should be a coarse mixture.
  • ▢Cook diced Padavalanga with 1/4 – 1/3 cup water and salt for 15 – 20 mins. Cover and cook till it’s done and water is dried completely.
  • ▢Heat oil in a wide pan. Crackle mustard seeds. Add sliced small onion (6-8), dry red chilli and curry leaves. Fry for 2-3 mins.
  • ▢Add coconut mixture and cook for 3-4 mins, till the raw smell goes.
  • ▢Add cooked dal and Padavalanga. Gently combine everything. Cover and cook for 2-3 mins. Remove from heat and serve with rice.

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