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Onam Special: Parippu Curry

By: Muttassi Recipes
Region: Kerala
Dish:Vegetarian - Curries


Moong Dal (Cheruparuppu) – 1/2 cup
Small Onion – 5 finely sliced
Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
Water – as required
Ghee – 1 tsp
Salt – to taste

To grind to a paste:
Fresh Grated Coconut – 1/3 cup
Green Chilli – 1
Jeera – 1/4 tsp

To temper:
Coconut Oil – 2 tsp
Mustard Seeds – 1/2 tsp
Curry Leaves – a small sprig
Red Chilli – 1


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.


Parippu Curry is one of the main dishes in Onam Sadya.We south indians usually make dal with toor dal or a mixture of dals so I thought its not going to be much of difference in taste

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