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Kerala-Style Parippu (Masoor Dal) Curry Recipe

Kerala-Style Parippu (Masoor Dal) Curry
How to make Kerala-Style Parippu (Masoor Dal) Curry

Parippu curry is a comforting South Indian side dish, usually paired with rice, ghee and some veg side dish. Top it with a flavourful tadka to relish its taste.

  • Total Cook Time 30 mins
  • Prep Time 15 mins
  • Cook Time 15 mins
  • Recipe Servings2
  • Easy

Ingredients of Kerala-Style Parippu (Masoor Dal) Curry

  • 1/2 cup Masoor dal
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • to taste Salt
  • Water, to boil the dal
  • For coconut curry paste:
  • 1/2 cup Freshly grated coconut
  • 2-3 Green chillies
  • 1/2 tsp Jeera
  • 1 tbsp Chopped onion
  • Water, to blend
  • For tadka:
  • 1 tbsp Coconut oil
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 8-10 Curry leaves
  • 2 Red chillies
  • 2 tbsp Onion, sliced

How to Make Kerala-Style Parippu (Masoor Dal) Curry

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Wash the dal and pressure cook it with turmeric powder, salt and water. Wait until 5-6 whistles.
Let the heat release completely and whisk it to become a smooth paste. Add some more salt if needed. Keep it aside.
Take a blender and add grated coconut, green chilli, cumin seeds, onion and water to it. Blend everything into a smooth paste.
Now, pour the boiled dal and the coconut paste in a pan and boil on medium flame for 6 minutes.
Meanwhile, prepare the tadka. Add coconut oil/ghee, mustard seeds, red chilli and curry leaves to a pan and temper. Add onions to it and fry till its golden in colour.
Pour the tadka on the dal-coconut curry and serve hot.
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