September 4, 2011

Moong dal curry with Coconut

This is a traditional kerala style curry which is very mildly spicy. My  husband and little girl loves this curry and it is a comfort food at home. Best served with hot rice and pappadam/appalam.


1. Split yellow Moong dal -1 cup
    Water - 2 cups

2. Shredded coconut - 1/2 cup
    Green chillies - 2 or 3
    Jeera/Cumin seeds - a large pinch
    Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
    Shallot/Sambar onion - 1(optional)
    Garlic - 1 clove

3. Oil - 1 tbsp
    Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
    Dry red chillies - 1 or 2
    Shallots/Sambar onion - 2 or 3, sliced fine
    Curry leaves - a few

Note: You may substitute moong dal with toor dal if you like.


1. In a pressure cooker, add the moong dal and water and cook till dal is mushy. After one whistle, lower the flame and cook for 2 more whistles. After the pressure is released, mash the dal well and keep aside.
2. Meanwhile, grind all the ingredients in list 2 to a smooth paste adding enough water. Add this paste to the cooked dal and bring to boil. Add enough salt and water for the gravy.
3. Heat oil in a tadka pan and splutter mustard seeds. Add the dry red chillies, curry leaves and shallots and wait till shallots turn brown. Pour this to the curry and close with the lid so that the flavour infuses well.

This one goes to Anyone can cook: Series 32

Also sending this to The Kerala Kitchen hosted by Divya Kudua  this month


  1. Very healthy and yummy, love the smooth texture of the curry. Thank you for linking with Any One Can Cook :)

  2. Parippu curry looks absolutely perfect and delicious.. Thanks for sharing dear :)
    Indian Cuisine

  3. Your curry looks delish! Wonderful combination of flavors with the dal.

  4. First time here...
    curry sounds healthy and delicious

    glad to follow u :)


  5. Looks super delicious and comforting..

  6. Looks delicious and attracting Ramya. Nice recipe.

  7. Looks superb and comfortable side dish. Luv the colour

  8. wow, that looks like such a great recipe, I would love to give it a try.


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