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Dec 6, 2009

Kandi Pachadi (Toor Dal Chutney)

This is a great tasting Andhra delicacy made with the protein-rich Kandi pappu (Toor Dal, Pigeon Peas). This is so easy to make with a few ingredients. Here is my version of this yummy pachadi.

Note: I always make this oil-free, but you may add little oil while roasting the dal. You may also add few garlic flakes while grinding the pachadi.


  • 1 cup Kandi Pappu (Pigeon Peas, Toor Dal)
  • 5 or 6 dry Red Chilies
  • 1 tsp Tamarind Pulp
  • ½ tsp Cumin Seeds
  • Salt


Heat a pan and dry roast toor dal + red chilies + cumin seeds. Keep aside to cool.

When it becomes cold grind into a fine (a little coarse is ok) paste by adding tamarind pulp and salt. Add little water as needed.

Enjoy this yummy pachadi with steaming hot rice and a dollop of ghee. Yummy!!

On a Different Note:

Dear blogger friends have generously passed some awards to me. I am sorry if I took a long time in acknowledging them!!

Thank you Sreeleka Sumesh, Babli, Suma Rajesh for these awards!! Thanks for thinking about me. :)


Finla said... [Reply]

Just loking to that bowl i am drooling here.

Priya Suresh said... [Reply]

Yumm!!love this pachadi with hot steaming rasam..

Sreelekha Sumesh said... [Reply]

Chutney looks spicy and yummy.Nice pic too..

Shama Nagarajan said... [Reply]

nice one..recently i posted this

jayasree said... [Reply]

Yummy chutney..gorgeous clicks.

Loved the festive header.

chef and her kitchen said... [Reply]

I love this pacchadi dear...love to hv it with hot rice and ghee...looks yumm..

Pari Vasisht said... [Reply]

Yummy, completely new to me, have bookmarked.

Usha said... [Reply]

Sounds healthy and delicious, loved the first pic....congrats on your award !

prasu said... [Reply]

congrats on amwards uma.........spicy and yummy pachadi dear...

notyet100 said... [Reply]

this is new for me,..;-)

Tina said... [Reply]

Its new to me.....Sounds delicious.

Raks said... [Reply]

Sounds good,should be similar tasting to paruppu thogaiyal we make except tamarind and jeera!

Nandinis food said... [Reply]

Yummy! My fav:)

Vrinda said... [Reply]

New chutney to me...lov toor daal a lot,will giv a try...

Shri said... [Reply]

Your dishes remind me of my mom-healthy and yet tasty!I love this..

Sailaja Damodaran said... [Reply]

Congrats on your Award.....I love to have it with hot rice...yummy

Unknown said... [Reply]

Uma that looks really delicious. That too the first photograph is too good. Just wanted to let you know, when i come to your blog for the first time, the header loads but not the content. When giving the url second time everything loads. It happened to me couple of times, so please check out Dear.

Cilantro said... [Reply]

Love any spicy chutney...looks simple and delicious.

Cham said... [Reply]

Wonderful with steamed rice and ghee on top. Is it snowing in ur neck of wood? There is snow in high elevation in my place!

Uma said... [Reply]

@A2Z Vegetarian Cuisine:

Thank you for letting me know about the problem. But when I tried, it loaded the entire page in the first attempt itself. I don't know what could be the problem. Let me check. :)

@Cham: Wow, it snowed at your place? Great. We expected some snow too, but it turned into rain. Kids were so disappointed :)

@All: thank you for your sweet comments :)

Gita Jaishankar said... [Reply]

Yummy chutney Uma...I would love to have this with rice and rasam...congrats on your award :)

Unknown said... [Reply]

Congrats..looks spicy & delicious..new chutney to me..will try soon..Thanks for sharing

Lakshmi said... [Reply]

looks good, must be tasting great :)

Sujatha said... [Reply]

Nice recipe! I make a slightly different version.. with just an addition of garlic. It tastes awesome with hot white rice and ghee!

Parita said... [Reply]

I never knew we could make chutney using toor dal as base..thanks for sharing!

Anupama said... [Reply]

I make it too... tastes amazing na!!!

Nithya Praveen said... [Reply]

Looks very inviting Uma.We call this Parpu thogayal,an easy dish n it tastes so well with hot steaming rice:)

Namitha said... [Reply]

beautiful presentation...:-)

Anonymous said... [Reply]

Chutney looks yummy! Lovely click :)

Dolly Sharma said... [Reply]

Beautiful Presentation. This chutney is new to me. Its so healthy and looks yummy.Congrats on ur award.

Madhavi said... [Reply]

OMG Uma this is just awesome, and new to me as well. Will try soon!!

my kitchen said... [Reply]

Spicy chutney,goes well with hot rice

Rohini said... [Reply]

I am a great fan of suc thogayal/pachadi varieties..this one goes to my bookmark as well.. Simple yummy.. First click was superb!

Mythreyi Dilip said... [Reply]

This is for sure to taste great with steamed rice and ghee! Book marked:)

kitchen queen said... [Reply]

Nice simple and tasty chutney to go with hot rice.


Hi Uma,
Thanx and toordal chuney is really new to me. could be very yummy no?????????/

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