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Parippu Curry- Moongdal with coconut

Parippu curry is yet another simple kerala dish which is quick and easy to make. This rich and creamy curry is a must have for sadhya (Feast- Lunch) and is easy to make. This instant pot curry is made with Parippu/ Moong dal/ Yellow lentils combined with coconut and spices. We love having it with Aviyal,  thoran and rice. A must have dal or lentils curry which is flavourful and easy to make.
Lets see how its done.

Ingredients: Serves 4 
  • cup cheruparippu / yellow moong dal
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste
To grind:
  • 1cup grated coconut
  • 3-4 green chillies
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds / jeera
  • 2 pods garlic (optional)
To temper:
  • 1 tbsp Ghee(Optional)
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 2 dry red chillies
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • 2-3 shallots, sliced
  1. Dry roast the dal for 3-4 minutes or until nice aroma comes. The dal should not change color. (I usually have them roasted and store)
  2.  Once cool, wash the dal and pressure cook with 2 cup water and turmeric powder for 3 whistles or until soft. Mash the dal and set aside.
  3. Meanwhile, grind coconut, green chillies and cumin seeds, garlic (optional) to a smooth paste adding water as required.
  4.  Once the dal is cooked, open the cooker and add the coconut paste, salt and mix well. Bring to boil for few minutes, about 4-5 minutes.
  5.  In a small pan, heat oil and add mustard seeds. When it splutters add red chillies, curry leaves and shallots.
  6. Fry the shallots till soft. Pour over the dal and mix.
  7. Before serving add 1 tbsp ghee and serve hot with some rice along with Aviyal and some thoran (sabji)


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