South Asian
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Create flavorful, healthy South Asian meals in less than 30 minutes.

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Gluten-Free
Vegan
Ready in 20 minutes
Gluten-Free
Vegan
Ready in 20 minutes
Gluten-Free
Vegan
Ready in 20 minutes
Gluten-Free
Vegan
Ready in 20 minutes

WHAT IS PARO?

Your new go-to dinner fix, perfect for weeknights and special nights. Hearty lentils, rich spices and fragrant oils.

Just add water and simmer!

WHY LENTILS?

This little bean is high in protein, iron, and potassium. And if you’re vegan, vegetarian, diabetic, gluten free, or just trying to cut down on meat—lentils are your answer.

Really loving Paro ❤️

My partner and I just had the Masoor Daal for dinner and it was totally delightful.

I followed the instructions on the box and it was super easy to make - basically just add water and boil.

I topped mine with a big scoop of the Tarka and that was my favorite part.

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free tin of FESTIVE candied fennel seeds

Tastes like refreshing licorice candy. Perfect post-meal palette cleanser or sweet-fix.

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Sampler Kit

$34 $6/meal

The perfect way to enter the world of Paro: Our Red Lentil Daal, Kitchari, cult-favorite spicy toasty Tarka Oil + FREE candied fennel seeds.

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Nutrition Facts
  • Red Lentil Daal: Hearty red lentils and our signature blend of turmeric, coriander and curry leaf.
  • Kitchari: Basmati rice and mung beans with a warm spice blend of cloves and cardamom.
  • Tarka Oil: Rich ghee butter and toasted spices that pairs well with everything.

free tin of FESTIVE candied fennel seeds

Tastes like refreshing licorice candy. Perfect post-meal palette cleanser or sweet-fix.

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PARO COMMUNITY

Love the Tarka!!!

Carrie C.
Verified Buyer

Great to have as a staple in your pantry to whip up a quick meal or add as a side dish.

Paro also has great recipes on their website!

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Masoor Daal
Kitchari
Tarka Oil

Masoor Daal

Why we love it:

  • A quick high-protein and high-fiber meal
  • Ready in 30 minutes and includes all the lentils + flavor you need for a complete meal
  • Slightly sweet, earthy blend of South Asian spices and comforting red lentils
  • No additional ingredients required - just add water and simmer
  • Rich in B vitamins, magnesium, iron and zinc

Key Ingredients

RED LENTILS

Earthy, slightly sweet red legumes that cook quickly for the perfect healthy dinner.

TUMERIC

An aromatic spice with incredible anti-inflammatory and immunity-boosting properties.

CORIANDER SEED

Crunchy, bright, nutty little seeds that are as good for your digestion as they are for your taste buds.

CURRY LEAF

Similar to bay leaf but fully edible! Hand-sifted in our Daal to retain its full curry flavor.

Kitchari

Why we love it:

  • Our blend of Mung Beans + Basmati Rice makes a complete protein, giving you all 9 essential amino acids.
  • Fragrant basmati rice and nutrient-packed mung beans make a complete protein together with all the essential amino acids (and flavor to match).
  • Ready in 30 minutes. Just add water and simmer.
  • Rich in potassium, magnesium, folate, fiber and vitamin B6

Key Ingredients

BASMATI RICE

With an extra long grain, basmati rice is a favorite because of its slightly sweet flavor and heavenly aroma.

SPLIT MUNG BEAN WITH SKIN

Meet your new favorite legume. This is a vegetarian superfood, high in fiber and super easy to digest.

CLOVES

A bold spice with an assertive, dark aroma that aids in digestion and boosts immunity.

CARDAMON

A fragrant spice that evokes nostalgia and smells like something between eucalyptus, mint, and pepper.

Tarka Oil

Why we love it:

  • A crave-worthy condiment of rich ghee butter and fragrant toasted South Asian spices.
  • Instant flavor boost for any meal: Pizza, pasta, eggs, Kitchari, Daal, you name it.
  • All the buttery flavor of butter without the digestion issues — ghee is lactose-free.
  • High in gut-supporting butyric acid.

Key Ingredients

NON-GMO GHEE

Ghee butter provides all the rich flavor of regular butter with extra omega-3s and no lactose or GMO.

CUMIN SEED

An incredible spice with anti-inflammatory properties and boosts immunity. It adds an earthy taste with a hint of sweetness to the Daal.

CHILI FLAKES

A bold spice with an assertive, dark aroma that aids in digestion and boosts immunity.

CURRY LEAF

The sister plant to the bay leaf, but unlike the bay leaf, the curry leaf is fully edible! It’s hand-sifted in our Daal so it retains the most flavor in the your final dish.

EVERYONE LOVES PARO

We will definitely purchase again!

Purchased this for my boyfriend, who is Pakistani. He really enjoyed the kitchari (reminded him of his mom's cooking!) and puts the tarka on everything. We will definitely purchase again!

Rare to find a brand that really nails the homemade taste so perfectly

I just received my first order from Paro and it DEFINITELY won't be the last. This is probably the best boxed, easy-to-prepare meal I've ever had.

Super Tasty!!!

Super tasty, nutritious, and quick. Amazing stuff to have in your pantry for a healthy meal or side dish.

HOW IT STARTED

I will always want to eat my ami’s food and Pakistani food more than anything else.

When I left home, my mom would send me little ziplock bags with her own special lentil and spice mix.

All I had to do was add water, cook for 30 minutes, and I had my mom’s food–my comfort food.

HOW IT’S GOING

I’ve packaged these personal recipes for classic South Asian dishes so you can cook them at home and share with your friends and family - because comfort food is meant to be shared.

And that’s the Paro story.

Umaimah, Founder + CEO

FAQs

1.Does Tarka have to be refrigerated?

Nope! Tarka can be stored in the pantry with your other Paro staples.

2.What if I don’t like the product?

My ami might take it personally, but we won't! We offer free returns — just email us at hello@fromparo.com

3.Are your products vegan, gluten-free?

Our Daal and Kitchari are Vegan, Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free.

We take your allergies seriously. Our manufacturing partner's Allergen Control Program includes swabbing to verify...

Just FYI, Tarka is gluten-free but not vegan (it's ghee butter-based).

4.Where is Paro sold?

Fromparo.com and if you're in Brooklyn you can find us at Big Night, one of our favorite shops for all things Paro parties.

5.Are the rice and lentils clean?

Yes! We purchase our lentils and rice from the high-quality suppliers who clean the lentils and basmati rice.