Parippu Curry / Yellow Moong Dal Curry South Indian Style  

It is a healthy dish which goes with rice or even with Roti.  The recipe I have listed here is a typical South Indian way of making dal curry. It is also served as a side dish for ‘Sadya’ in South India.

Personally I just love this dish and can have lots of rice servings if parippu curry is served along with pappadams..  I am sure you guys also will request more rice servings with this. Don’t blame me for this!! I am helpless:)

Preperation Time: 5 min.

Cooking Time: 20 min.

Serves: 4 - 5


Yellow Moong dal - 100 gms

Water - 2 cups

Salt - to taste

For grinding

Grated coconut - 1 cup (see the measurements here)

Green chillies - 2

Turmeric powder - a pinch

Cumin seeds (jeera)  - 1/4 tsp

For Seasoning

Ghee - 2 tsp

Mustard seeds - a pinch

Shallots - 8 small (chopped)

Curry leaves - 1 stem

Dry red chillies - 2 (cut into half)

Preparation Method

Grind the above mentioned 'for grinding' ingredients in a blender to a smooth paste adding enough water and keep aside.

Dry roast the dal in a pan and pressure cook with 1 1/2 cups of water and salt for 2 - 3 whistles or till the dal is done.

Mash it well.

Then add the coconut paste into it and mix well.

Adjust the consistency adding water. It should not be too watery.

Let it boil.

Then remove it from the flame and keep aside.

Heat ghee in another pan.

When it gets hot, splutter mustard seeds and saute small onions and curry leaves.

When the onions turn golden brown, add dry red chillies, saute for a while and remove from the flame.

Add this seasoning to the parippu / lentil curry and mix well.

Cover the pan with a lid to impart a good aroma to the curry.

Serve with hot rice and enjoy!!

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