Kerala-Style Parippu Curry : How to make it

A hearty South Indian side dish called parippu curry is typically served with rice, ghee, and another veg side dish. To enhance its flavour, drizzle it with a flavorful tadka.

Kerala Parripu 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 Naturaa Coconut oil
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 8-10 Curry leaves
  • 2 Red chillies
  • 2 tbsp Onion, sliced


  • Step 1

    Wash the dal and pressure cook it with turmeric powder, salt and water. Wait until 5-6 whistles.
  • Step 2

    Let the heat release completely and whisk it to become a smooth paste. Add some more salt if needed. Keep it aside.
  • Step 3

    Take a blender and add grated coconut, green chilli, cumin seeds, onion and water to it. Blend everything into a smooth paste.
  • Step 4

    Now, pour the boiled dal and the coconut paste in a pan and boil on medium flame for 6 minutes.
  • Step 5

    Meanwhile, prepare the tadka. Add Naturaa 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.
  • Step 6

    Pour the tadka on the dal-coconut curry and serve hot.


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