Aug 16, 2009

Yel(sesame seeds) thovaiyal

Thovaiyals are easy to make and tasty to eat. I remember the way my grandma used to make this for us every year we used to go to our native during vacation. She never even bothered to use the mixie to grind it. At that age too she used to sit and do it on the ammikal (a kind of mortar and pestle)  especially for us. She used to love us a lot. Miss her so much. This recipe is the one i heard from my mom.

This is what u'll need....

Tuvar dal 1 tbspn
Sesame seeds 5 tbspn (preferred black but i have used white)
Tamarind paste 1/2 tspn or less
Red chillies 4
Coconut pieces 1 cup
Salt to taste
Oil 1 tbspn

Here is the stir....

  • Heat oil in a pan and add sesame seeds, tuvar dal, red chillies and garlic. Fry this till you can smell the aroma of dal and sesame. Remove from heat and let them cool
  • Grind the above to a fine paste along with coconut, tamarind and salt. Adjust tamarind and chillies to suit your taste

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