JFI: Toor Dal ~ The Roundup! Part 1: A ~ M

Well, guys and gals, here is the first installment of the round up of Jihva for Toor Dal. Rather than separate things out into rasams and sambhars and adais and write a dissertation on how much I love this — and *I do love this*!! —
rather than keep everyone w-a-i-t-i-n-g, I thought I’d just get down to business and get the pics and links up. I will, in the near future, take some more time to organize all entries and make a massive “toor dal” page that we can use for reference. And I’ll save my dissertation for the last 😉

The links are set out by contributors’ first name. The name of each dish corresponds to the photo above it; clicking on the name will take you to the recipe on the corresponding blog. Photos are clickable but won’t take you anywhere 😉

At this time I am unable to script this to open links in a new window — so use the back button on your browser to return to this page.

If your first name (or the nickname you blog under) begins with A-M and you don’t see your entry here, please send me a note at outofthegarden1911 at yahoo.com, so I can find it. Things got a wee bit busy there toward the deadline 🙂

Stay tuned for a very special surprise guest contribution at the conclusion of the round up — in the meantime, feast your eyes on Part 1!


Anita’s Naniwali Daal

Anita’s Naniwali Daal

Aparna’s Beans Parippu Usili

Aparna’s Beans Parippu Usili

Apu’s Dal Chawal

Apu’s Dal-Chawal

Asha’s Toor and Chana Dal Chutney

Asha’s Toor and Chana Dal Chutney

Asha’s Dal and Dill Dumplings in Tomato Gravy

Asha’s Dal and Dill Dumplings in Tomato Gravy

Asha’s Madras Onion Sambhar

Asha’s Pearl Onion Sambhar

Asha’s Toor Dal Masale Dose

Asha’s Toor Dal Masale Dose

Ashu and Hubby’s Daily Dal

Ashu and Hubby’s Daily Dal

Ashwini’s Fresh Tuvar Upkari

Ashwini’s Fresh Tuvar Upkari

Bee and Jai’s Toor Dal Adai with Amaranth

Bee and Jai’s Toor Dal Adai with Amaranth

Bee and Jai’s Toor Dal Dhoklas with Amaranth

Bee and Jai’s Toor Dal Dhoklas with Amaranth

Bhags’ Masala Dal Tadka

Bhags’ Masala Dal Tadka

Bharathy’s Nandan Parippu

Bharathy’s Nadan Parippu Curry

Bindiya’s Rosematta Rice with Lemon Sambhar

Bindiya’s Rosematta Rice with Lemon Sambhar

Chandrika’s Toor Upma

Chandrika’s Toor Upma

Carnation’s Toor Dal Salad

Carnation’s Toor Dal Salad

Dhivya’s Toor Dal Koftas in Spinach Sauce

Dhivya’s Toor Dal Koftas in Spinach Sauce

Easy Crafts’ Paruppu Podi

Easy Crafts’ Paruppu Podi

Easy Crafts’ Medhu Vada

Easy Crafts’ Medhu Vada

Eskay’s Toor Dal Soup with Chicken

Eskay’s Toor Dal Soup with Chicken

Evolving Tastes’ *That* Methi Dal

Evolving Tastes’ “That” Methi Dal

Gayathri’s Eggplant Rasavangy
Gayathri’s Eggplant Rasavangy

Happy Cook’s Sambar

Happy Cook’s Sambar

Indian Recipes’ Arisiym Parupu Satham

Indian Recipes’ Arisiym Parupu Satham

Indian Recipes’ Paruppu Urundai Kuzhambu

Indian Recipe’s Paruppu Urundai Kuzhambu

Indira’s Bisi Bele Huli Anna

Indira’s Bisi Bele Huli Anna

Indira’s Fresh Tuvar and Turai

Indira’s Fresh Tuvar and Turai

Indira’s Fragrant Basmati Pilaf with Fresh Tuvar

Indira’s Fragrant Basmati Pilaf with Fresh Tuvar

Indira’s Simply Boiled Kandulu ~ Andhra Snack

Indira’s Simply Boiled Kandulu ~ Andhra Snack

Indira’s Kanadula Kura with Potatoes

Indira’s Kandula Kura with Potatoes

Indosungod’s Green Toor Dal with Chinese Potato

IndoSunGod’s Green Toor Dal with Chinese Potato

Indosungod’s Tori Ambat

IndoSunGod’s Tori Ambat

Jayashree’s Cabbage Milagoottal

Jayashree’s Cabbage Milagoottal

Jayashree’s Ulli Sambar

Jayashree’s Ulli Sambar

Jayashree’s Parippu Vada

Jayashree’s Parippu Vada

Jayashree’s Pavakka Pitlai

Jayashree’s Pavakka Pitlai

Kalva’s Beerakaya Kandi Pappu Kura

Kalva’s Beerakaya Kandi Pappu Kura

Laavanya’s Sambhar

Laavanya’s Sambhar

Laavanya’s Beans Paruppu Usili

Laavanya’s Beans Paruppu Usili

Lakshmi G.’s Holige Saaru

Lakshmi G.’s Holige Saaru

Latha and Lakshmi’s Thalara Karamedu

Latha N. and Lakshmi’s Thalara Karamedu

Latha N.’s Paruppu Urundai Kuzhambu

Latha N.’s Paruppu Urundai Kuzhambu

Latha N.’s Bise Bele Huli Anna

Latha N.’s Bise Bele Huli Anna

Latha N.’s Kadambam

Latha N.’s Kadambam

Latha N.’s Boli

Latha N.’s Boli (Ubbattu)

Latha’s Traditional Adai with Chutney

Latha’s Traditional Adai with Chutney

Linda’s Coorgi-style Toor Dal Gravy

Linda’s Coorgi-Style Toor Dal Gravy

Madhavi’s Methi Tomato Dal

Madhavi’s Methi Tomato Dal

Madhoo’s Toor Dal with Fenugreek Seeds

Madhoo’s Toor Dal with Fenugreek Seeds

Madhu’s Bread and Bhaji with Toor Dal

Madhu’s Bread and Bhaji with Toor Dal

Manasi’s Bangalore Rasam

Manasi’s Bangalore Rasam

Mandira’s Spicy Toor Dal Fry

Mandira’s Spicy Toor Dal Fry

Manisha’s Sambhar with Eyes Closed (One Pot Sambhar)

Manisha’s Sambhar With Eyes Closed (One Pot Sambhar)

Mansi’s Badam Halwa (Sheero) with Toor Dal

Mansi’s Badam Halwa (Sheero) with Toor Dal Twist

Maya’s Toor Dal Paayas

Maya’s Toor Dal Paayas

Meera’s Gujarati Puran Poli

Meera’s Gujarati Puran Poli

Meera’s Daali Ambat

Meera’s Daali Ambat

Meera’s Toor Daal Ross

Meera’s Toor Daal Ross

Meera’s Malvani-style Daalichi Amti

Meera’s Malvani-Style Daalichi Amti

Meera’s Parsi Dal

Meera’s Parsi Dal

Menu Today’s Paruppu Urundai Kulambu

Menu Today’s Paruppu Urundai Kulambu

Menu Today’s Parippu Urundai Morkulambu

Menu Today’s Paruppu Urundai Morkulambu

Menu Today’s Keerai Vadai

Menu Today’s Keerai Vadai (Spinach Vada)

Miri’s Paruppu and Rasam Podis

Miri’s Paruppu and Rasam Podis

Mona’s Mitthi Dal

Mona’s Mitthi Dal

Mythreyee’s Toor Dal Adai

Mythreyee’s Toor Dal Adai



  1. Namratha said

    Yay..the round-up at last, two eyes aren’t enough to look at all these glorious dishes Linda, wonderful job! I’m taking my time going through this one 🙂 Looking forward to the rest.

    I’m so happy you enjoyed it, Namratha, thank you! 🙂

  2. Anita said

    Exhaustive…yet it is just Part I! Take your time, Linda..we know it is also the busiest time of the year!

    Thank you,ans looking forward to Part II and the surprise guest post/ contribution.

    Thanks for your kind encouragement, Anita! 🙂

  3. Nice roundup…waiting for the next part…

    Thanks SIF, glad you enjoyed 🙂

  4. Tee said

    Amazing variety of toor dal recipes and great round up!

    It was an amazing variety wasn’t it Tee? Been awhile since I could visit you — must do so soon 🙂

  5. Srivalli said

    wow wow..no words to explain the beauty of the dishes…great job Linda…I know it must’ve been so difficult.

    Aw, Sri you’re sweet — not difficult, just afraid I’d leave something out! Too many great dishes to miss one! Thanks for taking part 🙂

  6. @shu said

    wow! What a spread! I never knew we could make so many dishes with dal.. Looks like i’ll have to stop the Daily Dal now 😉

    No no ashu… that daily dal is on my to-try list! 🙂

  7. sra said

    Nice round-up Linda, will come back to read it!

    Thanks, Sra! What a great holiday you had in Thailand! Loved the pics 🙂

  8. Indira said

    What a wonderful tour, this toor dal roundup has been!
    Great job, Linda!

    Surprise guest? I think I know who that is. Name starts with “P”? 🙂

    Toor Tour, trust you to think of that Indira. And yes, you guessed it, but you knew that didn’t you 🙂

  9. Nupur said

    Delicious, delicious! Reading this round-up was the perfect way to start the day, and I have lots and lots of new recipes to try. Thank you, Linda!

    Thanks Nupur — it’s hard to look at all these yummy recipes early in the morning I know! I end up wanting them all for lunch 😉

  10. indosungod said

    Wah Wah! Linda, that is just fantastic and delicious.

    Thanks ISG! Hope you’re enjoying your holiday! 🙂

  11. VegeYum said

    Amazing the variety!

    My thoughts exactly, Vegeyum! 🙂

  12. Asha said

    YAY! I was waiting for this, I will save the whole posts. Can’t wait to try some of these. Thanks for taking time to round up Linda, I know it’s busy for you!:))
    We went to Charlotte for a weekend, came back Sunday night. Arvind thought it was our 20th , now I know why he offered! Haha!!! See you on the 19th.

    Haha indeed, Asha! I bet Arvind knew *exactly* what he was doing :):) Hope you had a great time in CLT and can’t wait for some pics, or at least a story! Looking for you back on 19th, have missed you my friend 🙂

  13. Madhavi said

    Thank you for beautifully presenting the round up Linda. Some of the recipes are new to new to me and bookmarked them to try.

    Thanks so much Madhavi, and thank you for participating! 🙂

  14. shilpa said

    Wow..thats an awesome list Linda…Kudos to u…

    Thanks Shilpa, so many new toor dal recipes, yes! Nice to see you 🙂

  15. bee said

    beautiful dishes. your toor dal from coorg will be prepared soon.


    I can’t wait to see what you do with that one, Bee! Glad you liked the feast! 🙂

  16. Happy Cook said

    Wow what a part 1 round up Linda.
    I’ve bookmarked this page , next time i want to make something new with dal i know where to come.
    You must be really pround with all the contributions you got.
    What a variety.

    Hi Happy Cook… it was a great number wasn’t it? Shows how much people love toor dal and as I hoped, I am going to learn alot from this! Thanks for your kind support 🙂

  17. Nags said

    wow! this must have been some hard work! great job! looking forward to N for Nags 😉

    “N” for Nags was a huge delight! Thanks for participating! 🙂

  18. This is such a delight to the eyes.. Great job for putting this all together Linda

    I am so pleased that you enjoyed it Paru! Loved your contribution, too — thank you 🙂

  19. kalva said

    Awesome roundup..! Each of them was mouth watering… would like to try all of them!!

    Thanks Kalva, that’s how I feel too — wish I could get a huge day to cook every one! 🙂

  20. Ashwini said

    Linda kudos to you for doing this exhaustive round up during the holiday season. So many dishes to try, so little time 😀

    My thoughts exactly Ashwini — so little time! Thanks a bunch and so glad you made it to the party 🙂

  21. Laavanya said

    Awesome round up Linda… So many wonderful dishes to click and explore!
    Thank you!

    Laavanya, I love that ‘click and explore’! You should trademark that quick! 😉 So happy you enjoyed, and thanks 🙂

  22. anon said

    it’s a feast Linda, Absolutely delicious. Great job! Looking forward to the second part 🙂

  23. mandira said

    I wrote the above comment, dunno why it made me anon… 🙂 I am drooling over the entries!

    I guess wordpress plays games like blogger, some days Mandira 😉 Glad you enjoyed the parade… your dal fry was looking really great! 🙂

  24. Mythreyee said

    Great work Linda, Wonderful display. Awesome recipes by everyone. Already bookmarked this page. Thanks.

    Thanks Mythreyee, dear — look forward to seeing more great recipes on your new blog home! 🙂

  25. shivapriya said

    Lovely roundup Linda. can;t wait for the next one.

    Thanks so much, Shivapriya, and glad you could participate! 🙂

  26. Meera said

    Great round up, dear Linda!good job!! Thanks for accepting my last minute entries! So many new dishes to try!

    My pleasure, Meera, and thanks for sending them! Glad you enjoyed the round up 🙂

  27. Revathi said

    What do I say ?? Bowing down to your commitment to hosting and to do the roundup !!!!

    Revathi, bowing!?? :):) Thanks for always sending me a sweet, encouraging comment — and once more, my apologies! Thanks for your awesome contributions 🙂

  28. TBC said

    Thank you, Linda 🙂
    Waiting for part-2…take your time, no rush at all 🙂

    Rush, who’s rushing 😉 Thanks TBC 🙂

  29. Apu said

    Great roundup Linda. This was my first JFI and I can say that I am absolutely delighted to be in the company of such delightfully enthusiastic food bloggers 🙂

    Hi Apu — I’m so delighted that you joined in! Look forward to more wonderful recipes from your new blog 🙂

  30. Richa said

    beautiful round up, Linda!
    Thanks for all ur hard work in putting this together, sure is time consuming.

    Thanks Richa, it’s time consuming yes, but for all these new recipes? Small price to pay 😉 🙂

  31. Rajeswari said

    Wonderful job Linda! Waiting for the next part 😀

    Thanks, Rajeswari! 🙂

  32. sagari said

    wowwww what a wonderfulllll toor dal recipesssss everything looks deleciousssss

    Thank you so much, Sagari :):)

  33. Cynthia said

    This round up is a definite keeper!

    Thanks Cynthia, so glad you enjoyed 🙂

  34. Manisha said

    What a fabulous round-up, Linda! Am bookmarking this and Part II right now! Thanks for doing this!

    Thanks Manisha, and thanks so much for coming to the party with your yummy one-pot sambhar! You don’t know how many times I want to make sambhar with my eyes closed — now I can 😉

  35. mansi said

    Great work Linda, and all the people who participated!! there are so many creative ideas here for a simple staple food as Dal, this is like hitting a jackpot!:)

    Oh, Mansi thanks for that great analogy! It is a toor dal jackpot indeed, to see all the creative recipes. Thank you for your own lovely contribution 🙂

  36. sushma said

    Hi Linda

    Lovely round up great effort! keep goin..

    Thanks so much Sushma, so glad you could take part! 🙂

  37. Siri said

    Thanks for such lovely RoundUp Linda.. Ur effort clearly shows dear.. 🙂
    :Clap: :Clap:

    ~ Siri

    Thanks so much Siri dear… it’s all the great people that make it so much fun — and the delicious recipes! 🙂 Thanks for being a part 🙂

  38. vin said

    surprising to find no men interested in cooking…

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