Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Parippu Curry/Moongdal Curry

This is one of the Authentic Thiruvithakoor Onam recipe.
Usually Paruppu curry doesn't have any tomatoes in it.
Thought will be interesting to add some tomatoes for
color and flavour.It came out very well. I got this
recipe from a magazine named "vanitha"[Women] which
is very popular in kerala.


Split MoongDal-1 cup

Tomatoes-2 chopped

Turmeric Powder-1/2 tsp

To make a paste:

Cumin seeds-1/2 tsp
Fresh grated coconut-1/2 cup
garlic cloves-3 cloves

Curry leaves-a few
Salt-to taste

Coconut oil-2 tsp

Water-enough to cook the dal


In a pan add the washed Moong Dal,turmeric

powder and water .When it is half cooked add the

chopped tomatoes and cook until tomato are soft

and dal is completely cooked.

In a blender add the coconut,garlic and cumin

and make a smooth paste with enough water.Add

this to the cooked dal with salt and bring this

to a boil.Remove from flame and pour 2 tsp of

coconut oil on the curry. Garnish with curry

leaves .Serve hot with Rice,Roti,Dosa,Idli's....


Sangeetha said...

My hubby just love this curry.....i also make it with equal amount of tomato so we call it paruppum thakkalium ...we love it with pappadam & rice

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Authentic curry very nutritious and healthy...

Trupti said...

looks delicious & healthy I can have this bowl anytime

Priya Sriram said...

Dhanya, I didnt know you could speak Tamil too.. Am sooo happy to hear that... :D :D
I love moongdal curry too... But a diff recipe... will surely try yours sometime! :)

Sanghi said...

Mmm my favourite yummy dhal.. good click dhanya..!

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

total comfort food. looks great.

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AnuSriram said...

Looks lovely! Delicious recipe!

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Ann said...

I love this with Idly.. Looks so yummy and the curry leaves is so inviting :)