Parippu Curry

Parippu curry is a traditional dish of Kerala.It is also a part of Onam sadhya as well as it is served in sadhyas too.. It is the first main course in the traditional onam sadhya.


Moong Dal – 1 cup
Turmeric Powder – 1/4 tsp
Garlic – 1 clove
Salt – to taste

To grind
Grated Coconut – 1/4 cup
Cumin Seeds – 1 tsp
Green Chillies – 2 or 3

For Seasoning
Coconut oil – 1 tbsp
Mustard Seeds – 1/4 tsp
Shallots – 3 (sliced)
Dried Red Chilly – 1
Curry Leaves – 1 spring


1. Take a pressure cooker or a heavy bottomed pan and dry roast the dal till you get a nice aroma.
2. Add 3-4 cups of water, garlic clove, salt and turmeric powder to the dal. Cook till the dal is soft and mashy.
3. In the meanwhile, grind together the grated coconut, cumin seeds and green chillies with required water.
4. Once the dal is cooked, add this ground paste and cook for another 5 minutes.
5. While the dal is simmering, heat a small pan in another stove. Add oil and splutter the mustard seeds. Add the sliced shallots and fry till golden brown. Add the curry leaves and dry red chilly and switch off.
6. Add this tempering on the dal and switch off.

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