Parippu / Sadya Parippu Curry


1 1/2 cup cherupayar parippu / moong dal
1/2-3/4 tsp turmeric powder
1 1/2 cup grated coconut
3/4 tsp cumin seeds
2 green chillies
4 big garlic cloves
few curry leaves
salt to taste
1 1/2 tbsp coconut oil


  1. In a pan , roast the moong dal over medium heat for 5-6 minutes, stirring continuously. Switch off the flame and leave it to cool.
  2. Then wash and pressure cook it adding about 4 1/2 cups of water, turmeric powder and salt for 1 whistle.
  3. Then reduce the flame and cook for 1 more whistle and switch off the flame.
  4. Meanwhile, grind together grated coconut , cumin seeds, green chillies and garlic cloves to a smooth paste adding little water.
  5. Once the pressure releases, open the cooker and mash the dal well with ladle.
  6. Add ground coconut paste and 1 cup of water and stir continuously at medium flame till the raw taste goes.
  7. Check for salt and add if required. Mix and heat well. Do not boil the curry.
  8. Add curry leaves and switch off the flame. Add coconut oil and mix well. Serve hot with boiled rice, ghee and pappadum…
Recipe Source: Lekshmi Nair


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