Coconut Milk Dal

14 Apr

Kobbari Palu Pappu


Coconut Milk 1 cup
Toor Dal 1 1/2 cups
Green Chiles 3
Tomato 1
Tamarind 1/2 inch sized ball
Turmeric Powder a big pinch
Cilantro to garnish
Salt to taste


Urad Dal 1 tsp
Mustard Seeds 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/2 tsp
Cloves 2
Curry Leaves 4
Asafoetida a pinch
Oil 1 tsp

Method of preparation:

Wash toor dal with water thoroughly and pressure cook in 3 cups of water for 3 whistles.
Wash and finely chop tomato.
Remove stems, wash and slice the green chiles.

Heat oil in a deep vessel, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
When urad dal changes color, add green chiles, tomato, tamarind, turmeric powder and salt.
Then add cooked toor dal along with coconut milk.
Bring to boil and leave for 1-2 minutes.
Garnish with cilantro and serve hot with rice or roti.

Notes: Make sure you use fresh coconut milk.

9 Responses to “Coconut Milk Dal”

  1. Happy Cook April 14, 2008 at 11:02 am #

    I love sal with coconut milk.
    In Kerala we too make a dal dish with coconut milk

  2. Mallika April 14, 2008 at 1:07 pm #

    Yummy! What a great recipe. I’ve never had dal with coconut milk before. Thanks for your comment on youtube by the way. Is that your little girl? She is adorable!!

  3. Cinnamon April 15, 2008 at 12:01 am #

    Never heard of dal with coconut milk, but it sounds very delicious… i must try it 🙂
    Thanks for sharing!

  4. sushma April 15, 2008 at 3:28 am #

    Nice and new recipe 🙂

  5. anuradhareddy April 15, 2008 at 9:31 am #

    nice and new recipe

  6. Medhaa April 15, 2008 at 10:30 am #

    this is new and different for me, dont use coconut milk at all will have to try. Thank you for sharing

  7. Divya Vikram April 17, 2008 at 10:42 pm #

    Different recipe..Looks delicious

  8. p.m.vijayalakshmi January 3, 2009 at 4:07 am #


  9. leena June 25, 2009 at 1:46 am #

    good! it must go well with pulao too

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