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Parippu curry recipe with step by step pics. One of the dishes that is made during onam sadya is parippu curry. Basically its moong dal made with coconut and other spices. Here I am sharing the recipe which I have learnt from my mom. She makes this curry with moong dal as well as arhar dal (pigeon pea lentils).

Parippu curry is a comforting meal when served with rice. accompany a side veggie thoran, a few pickle and papaddums by the side. Dal and rice is an evergreen comforting food for us. So at times for a change I prepare Kerala parippu curry.

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parippu curry

You can either use moong dal or tuvar dal to make the recipe. In this post, I have used moong dal. Coconut oil is also added in the recipe. If you do not have coconut oil, then use ghee. For an authentic taste try to follow the recipe without making any changes in the ingredients.

This Kerala moong dal curry recipe is easy to prepare and can be halved or doubled or tripled. Serve Kerala parippu curry with steamed white rice or steamed red rice topped with a bit of ghee.

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How to make parippu curry recipe

Pressure cooking moong dal:

1. Rinse ⅓ cup moong dal (70 grams) in water a couple of times. Then add rinsed moong dal in a 2 litre pressure cooker. Also add ⅛ teaspoon turmeric powder (2 pinches) and 1 cup water.

moong dal for Kerala parippu curry recipe

2. Pressure cook on medium to high flame for 5 to 6 whistles or for 8 to 9 minutes.

moong dal for Kerala parippu curry recipe

3. Once the pressure settles down, remove the lid and check the dal. The moong dal should be softened and cooked well.

moong dal for Kerala parippu curry recipe

4. Mash the cooked moong dal with a spoon or masher. Keep aside.

moong dal for parippu curry recipe

Making coconut paste:

5. Meanwhile, while the dal is cooking, take ⅓ cup fresh grated coconut, 1 green chili (chopped), 1 pearl onion or shallots (sliced), ½ teaspoon cumin seeds in a grinder jar. For a spicy dal, you can add 2 green chilies. Use 2 tablespoons chopped onions if you do not have pearl onions. 

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6. add ¼ cup water.

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7. Grind to a smooth paste. Add more water if required while grinding.

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Making parippu curry

8. Add this coconut paste to the mashed dal in the cooker.

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9. Add ⅓ to ½ cup water. You can also rinse the grinder with this ⅓ or ½ cup water so that all the remaining coconut paste extracts stuck to the grinder jar gets mixed with the water. Use a spoon or whirl the jar with your hands. Then add this water in the cooker.

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10. Season with salt as required.

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11. Mix well and keep the cooker on the stove top on a low to medium flame.

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12. Simmer for 7 to 8 minutes. Keep stirring at intervals so that the dal does not stick to the bottom of the cooker. After 7 to 8 minutes switch off the flame.cover the cooker with a lid and keep aside. This is a slightly thick dal, so do not add too much water.

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Tempering for parippu curry

1. Heat 1 tablespoon coconut oil or ghee in a small pan or tadka pan.

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2. Add ⅓ teaspoon mustard seeds
.

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3. Let the mustard seeds crackle.

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4. Then add 1 or 2 dry red chilies (broken and seeds removed), 9 to 10 curry leaves

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5. Immediately add 2 to 3 pearl onions (thinly sliced). add red chillies, curry leaves and onions together. First add red chilies and curry leaves followed by pearl onions. Use ¼ cup thinly sliced onions if you do not have pearl onions.

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6. Saute the onions stirring often till they turn golden.

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7. Once the onions turn golden, switch off the flame.

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8. Add the tempering mixture to the dal.

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9. Mix well.

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10. Serve Kerala parippu curry with steamed rice. While serving you can drizzle a bit of ghee on the dal and rice.

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Parippu Curry

5 from 4 votes
Kerala Parippu Curry is a delicious moong dal curry made with coconut and spices. 
parippu curry recipe, moong dal curry recipe
Author:Dassana Amit
Prep Time:5 mins
Cook Time:20 mins
Total Time:25 mins
Course:main course
Cuisine:kerala,south indian
Diet:gluten-free,vegan,vegetarian
Servings (change the number to scale):3
(1 CUP = 250 ML)

Ingredients

for pressure cooking moong dal

  • cup moong dal or 70 grams moong dal - yellow mung lentils
  • 1 cup water
  • teaspoon turmeric powder or 2 pinches turmeric powder

for coconut paste

  • cup fresh grated coconut
  • 1 green chili, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 pearl onion - sliced
  • ¼ cup water for grinding

other ingredients

  • ⅓ to ½ cup water to be added later
  • salt as required

for tempering parippu curry

  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil or ghee
  • teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1 or 2 dry red chilies - broken and seeds removed
  • 9 to 10 curry leaves
  • 2 to 3 pearl onions - thinly sliced

Instructions

pressure cooking moong dal

  • Rinse ⅓ cup moong dal (70 grams) in water a couple of times. Then add rinsed moong dal in a 2 litre pressure cooker. Also add ⅛ teaspoon turmeric powder (2 pinches) and 1 cup water.
  • Pressure cook on medium to high flame for 5 to 6 whistles or for 8 to 9 minutes.
  • Once the pressure settles down, remove the lid and check the dal.
  • Mash the cooked moong dal with a spoon or masher. Keep aside.

making coconut paste

  • Meanwhile, while the dal is cooking, take ⅓ cup grated coconut, 1 green chili (chopped), 1 pearl onion (sliced) in a grinder jar. For a spicy dal, you can add 2 green chilies.
  • Add ½ teaspoon cumin seeds and ¼ cup water.
  • Grind to a smooth paste. Add more water if required while grinding.

making parippu curry

  • Add this coconut paste to the mashed dal in the cooker.
  • Add ⅓ to ½ cup water. 
  • Season with salt as required.
  • Mix well and keep the cooker on the stove top on a low to medium flame.
  • Simmer for 7 to 8 minutes. Keep stirring at intervals so that the dal does not stick to the bottom of the cooker. After 7 to 8 minutes cover and keep aside.

tempering for parippu curry

  • Heat 1 tablespoon coconut oil or ghee in a small pan or tadka pan.
  • Add ⅓ teaspoon mustard seeds and let them crackle. 
  • Then add 1 or 2 dry red chilies (broken and seeds removed),9 to 10 curry leaves
 and 2 to 3 pearl onions (thinly sliced).
  • Saute the onions stirring often till they turn golden.
  • Once the onions turn golden, switch off the flame.
  • Add the tempering mixture to the dal and mix well. 
  • Serve parippu curry with steamed rice.

Notes

Some tips & suggestions
  • Instead of pearl onions, you can use shallots or regular onions.
  • For coconut paste, add 2 tablespoons onions and for tempering, add ¼ cup thinly sliced onions
  • Arhar dal (pigeon pea lentils) can also be used instead of moong dal.
  • Depending on the quality of moong dal, it can take less or more time for it cook in a pressure cooker.
  • Use ghee if you do not have coconut oil. If you do not have ghee as well as coconut oil, then use any neutral flavored oil. 
  • While serving, you can drizzle some ghee on the dal and rice plate. 
  • Desiccated coconut can be substituted if you do not have fresh coconut. 
  • For a no onion version, just skip them and make the dal curry. 
  • Recipe can be doubled or tripled. 

Nutrition Info (approximate values)

Nutrition Facts
Parippu Curry
Amount Per Serving
Calories 174 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Sodium 455mg20%
Potassium 75mg2%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 290IU6%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) 1mg67%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 1mg59%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 35mg175%
Vitamin B6 1mg50%
Vitamin C 64mg78%
Vitamin K 1µg1%
Calcium 26mg3%
Vitamin B9 (Folate) 361µg90%
Iron 1mg6%
Magnesium 5mg1%
Phosphorus 16mg2%
Zinc 1mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Dassana Amit

Dassana Amitnamaste and welcome to vegrecipesofindia.com which i started in feb 2009 and is a pure vegetarian blog. i have been passionate about cooking from childhood and began to cook from the age of 10. later having enrolled in a home science degree greatly enhanced my cooking & baking skills and took it to a different level which i now share as foolproof recipes. i was formally trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.

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2 comments/reviews

  1. Hi
    I haven’t got a pressure cooker so will be cooking the dal in a pot. How much water do I add and how long do I cook it for ?

    Thank you i really like all your recipes.

    • Welcome Michael. You can cook moong dal in a pot. for half cup dal you can add 2.5 cups water. if you soak the dal for couple of hours then cooking time will be less.