Dal Chawal with ghee/ Dal rice with ghee.


dal-chawal-12Just imagine – a large, banana leaf filled with up with many wildly flavourful and addictively vegetarian curries sitting alongside servings of dhal (lentils), spicy vegetables and a guaranteed-to-be-yummy dessert payasam. This is the way of serving a Kerala sadhya. Among Dal plays an important role with his companion ghee (clarified butter)dal-chawal-3There are many more variations of Dal… it differs from state to state, city to city, home to home.dal-chawal-5

dal-chawal-9A dal or parippu is a must for a Sadya. Daal is the first course to have with rice. It is served with ghee. The aroma of melted ghee over hot rice and dal is really a great way to start a meal.dal-chawal-4This one is a true heirloom recipe. Simple, though very delicious!!

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Parippu Curry/ Dal:

serves- 4

preparation time – 10 minutes

cooking time 20 minutes


Moong dal : 1/2 cup
Turmeric powder : 1/4 tsp
Ghee : 2 tsp/ salt to taste
To grind:

Coconut : 1/4 cup
Green Chillies : 1-2
Cumin seeds : 1/2 tsp
Garlic- 2 pods


  • Dry roast the moong dal for a couple of minutes until it changes colour. Stir continuously to avoid burning.
  • Once its slightly brown, take off the pan and wash and cook with turmeric powder and about 1.5 cups of water.
  • Grind the coconut with chillies, cumin and garlic to a fine paste, adding water as required.
  • Once the dal is fully cooked, transfer it to a pan and bring it to a boil.
  • Add the coconut paste, salt and let it cook for 4-5 minutes. You can add more water if the dal is thick.
  • Heat 3 table spoons of oil, temper with mustard seeds, curry leaves and red chillies as well. And add in to the mix.
  • Add a spoon or two of ghee and mix. . Your yummy simple dal is ready to serve with rice.dal-chawal-1



111 thoughts on “Dal Chawal with ghee/ Dal rice with ghee.

  1. Hey Sumith, I’ve recently started following your blog and your amazing recipes and drool worthy photos make me think why had I not seen your blog earlier. Dal-Chawal has always been a rescue food for me when I am tired or want to make something quick and easy. Your display has taken this basic dish to another level 🙂 🙂
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  2. Its yummy!!☺👍 I could believe these Presentation skills for Dal Chawal, is possible Only by Sumith Sir🎩 Hats off to you Sir.

    Dal Chawal with loads of Ghee, I must say, this is what people should call finger lickin Good😋 ☺

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  3. I’ve been trying to take some good photos of my dal but to no avail. You, on the other hand, have succeeded brilliantly! My kids love this simple dish and I am so happy about it cause it is so healthy… and yes, always with ghee! It’s the best!

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  4. Daal rice and ghee..just the thought or the aroma can make my mouth water. It is the most divine thing in the world!
    We mostly have tur dal with rice. Moong dal is a staple too…more often made with vegetables like spinach or may be any type of gourd.
    You gave the regular dal an exotic touch with your presentation. 😊

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  5. Wow! who would not wish to eat that plate of dal chawaal?
    Sumith, the salad display is super!
    Simple food, steaming hot Rice & Daal with ghee, is always the best and most delicious, this also is my go to food after I return back home from any vacation where I have missed eating the home cooked meals 🙂 .

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