Grated coconut    -1 and 1/2 cups

Green chillies        – 4 to 5

Ginger 1 inch piece peeled and roughly chopped

A small nut size piece of tamarind

Salt to taste

Water – approx 1 and a half cups

For ganish

oil (I used til oil)  2 tsp
Mustard seeds   2 tsp
Split urid dal       1 tsp
Few curry leaves for garnishing

1. Grate the coconut whites and avoid the Browns.

2. Take a mixer pot, add the grated coconut, Green chillies,  ginger, tamarind and salt. With little water grind it into a chutney.

3. Transfer the chutney to a serving bowl. 

4. Take a tempering pan, add oil and mustard seeds. Once it splutters and split urid dal and once it changes color turn it off. You may add a red chilli too just to give a nice look. Garnish the chutney and add curry leaves.

Enjoy the chutney with dosa, idli, pongal, uthapam etc…



A quick chutney to make and super yummy to taste. Parap/dal/lentil is mostly readily availabale at home.. Its so easy to make this dish. I have tried this with toor dal as well as moong dal.. Also tried with a combination of toor.and moong dal…very happy with the outcome.


1.  Toor dal or moong dal       1 cup
2. Red chillies (whole)               5-6
3. Black pepper (whole)            1tsp
4. Asofoetida                               1/2tsp
5. Salt to taste
6. Til oil                                         2tsp
7. Coconut                                    2 cups
8. Mustard 1 tsp, urid dal 1/2 tsp and whole red chilli 1 for seasoning.
9. 1 small piece of tamarind (optional)


1. Add 1 tsp til oil in a pan and fry the dals, pepper and red chillies.
Note: if you are using the rock asofoetida, then, add it to the oil first and let it become soft. Then add all the other ingredients.

2. Once the dal mixture is fried well and it turns pink, turn off the gas.

3. In the mixer pot, grind the coconut, fried mixture of dals, tamarind, salt and grind with a little water.

4. In a pan add 1 tsp til oil and add mustard, once it crackles add urid dal (mash dal) and whole red chilli. Add the seasoning to the thogayal…


Yummy thogayal is ready. It can be served with hot rice with a little til oil or can be served with idli and dosa. Also tastes good as a second dish with kootu.