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September 6, 2016

Kerala Parippu Curry – Onam Sadya Parippu Curry Recipe

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Kerala Parippu curry
Parippu Curry ( Cherupayar parippu curry in Malayalam, Split green gram dal @ moong dal curry in English) is the most important dish served in Kerala Onam Sadya. Its a very simple dish that can be made with easily available ingredients in a pressure cooker. Authentic Onasadya menu would begin with serving this parippu curry along with rice. I have been following this paruppu curry recipe from Vanitha Magazine since 2012 and prepare it for every Onam sadya. It comes out really well and flavorful. I saw few recipes with toor dal, onion, garlic and even without coconut. But I make it with moong dal adding ground coconut paste and its a no onion no garlic recipe as well. With Puli inji as side dish, it tastes the best when mixed with rice adding few drops of ghee.This is my favorite combo too. Ok, Lets see how to make Kerala Parippu curry with step by step photos !
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Kerala Parippu curry recipe

Kerala Parippu curry recipe Kerala Parippu curry recipe with moong dal and coconut
Cuisine: Kerala
Category: Main - Dal Recipes
Serves: Serves 3
Prep time: 5 Minutes
Cook time: 15 Minutes
Total time: 20 Minutes

1 cup - 250ml
  • Moong dal - 1/4 cup
  • Turmeric powder - 1/8 tsp
  • Cooking oil - few drops
  • Water - as needed
To grind
  • Grated coconut - 2 tbsp
  • Green chilli - 1 no ( big)
  • Cumin seeds/Jeera - 1/2 tsp
To temper
  • Coconut oil - 2 tsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Red chilli - 1 no ( pinched )
  • Curry leaves - few
  • Ghee - few drops while serving

  • In a pressure cooker base or in a kadai, dry roast the moong dal till it emits nice smell. Add 1 cup of water to it, turmeric powder and pressure cook it for 2 whistles in very low flame. Let the pressure release by itself. Open the cooker and mash the dal well.
    Kerala Parippu curry
  • Grind coconut + green chilli + Cumin seeds to a smooth paste adding enough water. Add this paste to the cooked dal. Mix well and add some water if needed. Add salt, check for taste and boil the dal for few minutes.
    Kerala Parippu curry
  • Temper mustard seeds, curry leaves and red chilli in coconut oil and add to the dal.Mix well and serve with rice adding few drops of ghee.Enjoy !
  • In the original recipe, turmeric powder is not mentioned but I used it.
  • Add more green chilli if you want this dish to be spicy.
  • Some people also use toor dal instead of moong dal. But I guess moong dal gives the best flavor.
  • If you wish, you can add finely chopped onions and garlic while tempering. But its not done in the authentic parippu curry recipe.
Enjoy this delicious Parippu curry mixing with red rice and few drops of ghee!
Kerala Parippu curry

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