Kerala Parippu, Kerala Dal, Onam Recipe

Kerala Parippu, Kerala Dal, Onam Recipe

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Simple yet rich, the Kerala Parippu is something beyond explanation – an experience to be savoured. This authentic Kerala dal recipe uses common, everyday ingredients, yet it is addictively tasty when had with freshly steamed rice !

Cooked moong dal is flavoured with a paste of coconut and onions, and a traditional tempering made in coconut oil. This gives the Kerala Parippu an energetic flavour and enticing aroma.

Nonetheless it is very easy to make, and can easily be included in your everyday cooking plans.

You can also try making the Kadala Curry and Bhindi Onion Stir-Fry .

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Kerala Parippu, Kerala Dal, Onam Recipe recipe - How to make Kerala Parippu, Kerala Dal, Onam Recipe

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1/2 cup yellow moong dal (split yellow gram) , washed and drained
1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
1 1/2 tbsp coconut oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds ( rai / sarson)
10 curry leaves (kadi patta)
2 dry red chillies (pandi) , broken into pieces
1/4 cup thinly sliced onions

To Be Blended Into A Smooth Paste (using 1/4 Cup Of Water)
1/2 cup grated coconut
1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
1/4 cup onions , roughly chopped
  1. Combine the dal, turmeric powder and 1 cup of water in a pressure cooker, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 6 whistles.
  2. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
  3. Add ½ cup of water and mix well using a whisk till smooth.
  4. Transfer the dal mixture, prepared paste, salt and ¾ cup of water in a deep non-stick pan, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 7 minutes, while stirring occasionally. Keep aside.
  5. Heat the coconut oil in a small non-stick pan, add the mustard seeds, curry leaves and red chillies and sauté on a medium flame for few seconds.
  6. Add the onions and sauté on a medium flame for 4 to 5 minutes, till golden brown in colour.
  7. Pour it over the prepared dal mixture, mix well.
  8. Serve immediately.

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Kerala Parippu, Kerala Dal, Onam Recipe
 on 30 Sep 20 05:32 PM

Loved it. The coconut gives it a smooth and creamy texture. Go for it guys.
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Tarla Dalal    Thanks so much for trying our recipe, it means a lot to us.
01 Oct 20 11:02 AM
Kerala Parippu, Kerala Dal, Onam Recipe
 on 18 Aug 17 08:35 AM

This dal.. is o creamy in taste.. with a coconi=ut flavoured tempering over it.. this is an amazing combination.. Served with hot steaming rice.. with some melted ghee.. it was the best mouth feel.. thank you for the recipe.. i make this recipe very often..