I thought toor dal (thoor dal?) was the Hindi term for the pigeon pea (Cajanus cajan). Additionally I thought yellow lentils (Lens esculenta) and split yellow peas (Pisum sativum) were two different plants. Bit confused.
Which brings me to my most important question – if I wanted to make Paruppu Urundai could I substitute split yellow peas for the toor dal? I live in a small, rural town and although our health food is store is brilliant we don’t have a huge range of choices.