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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Kerala Parippu Curry Recipe | Kerala Moong Dal curry | Onam Sadya Recipe

Parippu curry is an essential part of Onam Sadya. This is the first thing that is mixed with rice and ghee in Onam Sadya. Kerala style parippu curry is prepared using Moong dal and spiced coconut mixture.  I am a big fan of this Parippu Curry. I love to have this parippu curry with hot steamed rice and pappadam/appalam. Though Jany doesn't show much interest in parippu curry, I make it quite often for my sake :) In TamilNadu, we call it as Paruppu curry, which is mostly prepared using toor dal.
Final Pictures Updated on July 11th 2016

Moong dal - 1 Cup 
Turmeric powder - 1 tsp 
Salt - as required
To Grind: 
Grated Coconut - 1/4 cup(grated) 
Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp 
Green Chilli - 2 to 3
To Temper: 
Coconut Oil - 1 tsp
Mustard - 1/2 tsp 
Dry Red Chilli - 1
Small Onion(Shallots) - 3 to 4(Chopped finely)
Curry leaves - few
1. Dry roast the moong dal till nice aroma comes. Pressure cook it with required salt and turmeric powder for 3 to 4 whistles. 
2. Meanwhile grind the coconut, green chilli and cumin seeds to a smooth paste. Mash the cooked dal with the ladle and add water if required. Add the ground coconut paste to the dal and bring it to a boil. Switch off once the raw smell of the coconut leaves.

3. For the tempering, in a pan add some coconut oil. Allow the mustard and curry leaves to crackle. Add the Dry red chilli and finely chopped shallots and saute it till the onion turns golden brown. Switch off the flame and pour the tempered items into the dal coconut mixture.
Serve the Parippu curry with hot steamed rice and Pappadam by drizzling little ghee on top of the rice.

Points to remember:
  • Adding garlic, asafoetida changes the Kerala style flavor. If you really prefer it, you can add.
Warm Regards,
Happy's Cook - Divya


  1. Well made. Love the colour of the parrippu.

  2. Perfect curry......My favor dal..........looks yum

  3. such a delcious n comforting dal... thanks for following me, me too happily following you....

  4. simple and elegant curry i love to have with ghee on top of warm rice

  5. Hi Divya,

    Your vegetarian curry sounds very flavoursome and looks delicious. Like your precise step-by-step tutorial.

    Nice to know you via blogging. I'm now your latest follower and hope that you can follow my blog too :D


  6. one of my fav dishes in sadya, looks delicious.

  7. parippu curry with rice and ghee is my ultimate comfort food..and also a small spoon full of manga achar...yumm..i am drooling here. perfectly done dear...

  8. of all the things that are made for Onam, this is my fav. you have a beautiful array of onam sadya coming along...


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