Aug 21, 2010

Parippu Curry for Onam

Parippu curry prepared with a blend of coconut and mild spices and also a delicacy of Kerala Sadya.

Serves: 3

You will need

Green gram dal (Moong dal), washed -1 cup ( 100 g )

Water -2 cups ( 200 ml )
Cooking oil- 1/2 teaspoon

Turmeric powder - 2 pinches

Salt - 3/4 teaspoon ( or to taste )

For Coconut Paste:

Fresh Coconut, grated - 1 cup ( 100 g )

Green chillies - 1 big or 2 small

Jeera -1 teaspoon
Turmeric powder - 1 pinch
Water - 3 tablespoon

Make a smooth and thick paste of coconut in a mixer with water.

For seasoning:

Coconut oil/ oil - 2 teaspoon

Mustard seeds -1 teaspoon

Jeera ( cumin seeds )- 1/2 teaspoon
1 spring curry leaves

Dry red chilli - 2, broken


Wash dal. Drain out water. Spread it over a kitchen towel for drying.

Roast the dal in a dry kadai till light golden color, while stirring constantly. Remove from heat.

Place the dal in a pressure cooker with 2 cups of water. Add half teaspoon cooking oil and turmeric powder. Reduce the heat to low after 2 nd whistle and cook for 10 minutes.

Add the ground mixture into the dal, salt to taste and mix well ( add 1/4 cup water if required ) and boil on a low heat for 5 - 8 minutes. mix everything together.

Pour this parippu curry into a serving bowl.

For seasoning:

Heat oil in a pan, add mustard. seeds. When they are spluttering, add curry leaves, jeera and red chilli. Sauté for 2 - 3 minutes and fragrant.

Pour the seasoning over parippu curry and serve with choru ( rice ) and other accompaniments ( sambar, kaalan, erisseri, achar, pappadam & payasam .. )

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