Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Parippu Curry - Onam Special

This post is part of Onam and Sadya. The recipe below will make enough to serve 6 - 8 people for a Sadya. Measurements are only approximate.

Parippu Curry is made with mung bean lentils and is served as the first course of a sadya with clarified butter/ ghee. For a normal lunch, this is usually prepared with ground coconut paste which makes it a rich side-dish.
Sometimes other vegetables like spinach, chokos and drumsticks are also added to the lentils. But for Onam, since we have a rich meal to enjoy, parippu curry is made in all its simplicity. I follow this recipe only for Onam and hence call it 'Onam Parippu Curry'.

  • 1/2 cup mung bean lentils
  • 1 green chilly
  • 1 small clove garlic
  • 1/4 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • Salt to taste
1. Wash dal in water. Put it in a pressure cooker and pour water till it just covers the lentils. Add all the other ingredients and pressure cook for 2 whistles. Mash dal. Add more water as required and season to taste.

Serve hot with rice. Pour melted clarified butter over it and enjoy with pappadam.

1 comment:

  1. Kerala rice(big, red) makes it all the more tastier along with Dal.
    kerala food is always light & rich as well(that is a killer combination). Thanks!