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Kerala Parippu Curry

 Recipe for Kerala Parippu Curry | Yellow moong dal with coconut | Onam Parippu recipe - One recipe that is a MUST have in an Onam Sadya, a simple flavourful moong dal recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine south indian
Servings 4 serving


  • 1/2 cup mung dal split yellow
  • 1.5 cups water
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric

to grind

  • 1/3 cup coconut grated
  • 3 green chillies
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds

for tempering

  • 2 tsps coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 2 - 3 chillies dried red
  • 1 sprig curry leaves


  • In a small pressure cooker, heat 1/2 tsp coconut oil. Roast the mung dal until aromatic and lightly golden. Add water, turmeric, salt. Pressure cook for 2 whistles. If you donu2019t have a pressure cooker, boil this in an open pan on the stove top for 15 minutes or so until the dal is cooked to a mush.
  • In a mixer jar, grind the chili, coconut and cumin to a smooth paste using 3-4 tbsp of water.
  • Add this paste to the cooked dal and bring to a simmer. Remove this into a serving bowl.
  • Heat the oil in a small pan. Add mustard seeds. Once it splutters, add the curry leaves and red chillies. Transfer this tempering over the parippu curry.
  • Serve along with red rice, Kerala sambar, avial and other side dishes as a part of Onam Sadya.


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