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Parippu curry recipe

Parippu curry recipe of the main sidedishes in Onam Sadya meal
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
AuthorSharmilee J


  • 1/2 cup moong dal Cheruparuppu
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • water as required
  • salt to taste

To grind to a paste:

  • 1/4 cup coconut grated
  • 1/4 tsp jeera
  • 1 no green chilli

To temper:

  • 2 tsp coconut oil - 2 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • few nos curry leaves
  • 1 no red chilli
  • 6 nos small onion


  • Dry roast moong dal till golden or until nice aroma rises.Then transfer it to pressure cooker and pressure cook it along with a pinch of turmeric powder , salt and required water.
  • Once dal is cooked mash it up once, set aside.Grind the ingredients listed under 'to grind' along with little water to a fine paste,Set aside.
  • Now transfer the dal to a pan and let it boil for 2mins.Then add coconut paste and let it boil for a good 5mins in low flame.Adjust salt at this stage.
  • Let it boil once the raw smell of coconut paste leaves, switch off and set aside.Now prepare your tadka - in a tadka pan heat oil add mustard seeds,curry leaves and red chilli let it splutter then add finely sliced small onion and fry till slightly browned.
  • Now transfer the prepared tadka to the dal, drizzle ghee give a quick mix.
  • Serve hot with rice and papadam.


  • Make sure you grind coconut to a fine paste.Add little water while grinding.
  • While serving drizzle ghee and then serve with rice.
  • Roasting the dal before cooking gives a nice flavour to the dal.
  • The curry thickens with time, so switch off when its in flowing consistency.
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