Parippu Curry / Moong dal Curry

Parippu Curry /Sadhya Parippu/ Moong Dal
1 cup Moong dal / Cheruparippu
salt to taste

For the ground paste:
1/2 cup grated coconut
1/2 tsp jeera
1/2 - 1 tsp chilly powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1 small onion / kunju ulli

For tempering:
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
2 red chillies
few curry leaves


Heat a pan and roast the dal without adding oil until light brown.
Pressure cook the dal until done and smash it well.
Grind coconut, jeera, chilly pwdr, turmeric pwdr and onion into a fine paste, and
add it to the dal.
Add salt to taste and 1/2 cup or needed water and boil for a few mins.
Heat oil in a pan, pop mustard seeds following with red chillies and curry leaves, add this to the cooked dal.
Serve hot with rice, mango pickle and pappad.


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