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'Exquisite' means of such beauty or delicacy as to arouse intense delight .A food that's creative, thoughtfully prepared, beautifully presented and easy to eat makes it absolutely delicious.On this corner,I have tried to recollect the spicy memories and food that I have enjoyed, a delicacy that still persist on the corner of my heart.Hope you too will enjoy it. Bon Appetit !


Monday, April 20, 2015

Parippu Curry


  1. Moong dal (Cheruparippu)- around 1 cup
  2. Grated coconut - ⅓ - ½ cup
  3. Jeera - ½ tspn
  4. Garlic - 5 pods
  5. Turmeric powde
  6. Red chilly powder - ¼ tspn
  7. Ghee/coconut oil - 2-3 tspn
  8. Water - 2 cups
  9. Curry leaves
  10. Salt

How to make

Take moong dal in a heavy bottomed pan.

Roast it without oil.

Coarse grind it in a mixer(do not powder the dal). The dal should just be broken(1 or 2 pulse in the mixer will do).

Seave the ground dal so that the skin gets separated.

Wash it twice in water.

Add required amount of water and pressure cook the dal for 6-7 whistles. 

Once the dal is done.Mash it well.

Grind together coconut, jeera and garlic pods with 1/4 cup of water to a smooth paste.

Add ground paste, salt and ½ - 1 cup water to the mashed dal and let it boil. 

Add curry leave and 1/4 tsp red chilly powder and boil it for 2-3 mins remove from heat.

Serve with rice and pappad. For an extra taste , add 1/4 tspn ghee on the curry.

1. If you want you can,  Heat oil in a pan,add whole red chilly, splutter mustard seeds and sauté curry leaves and add it to the parippu curry.

Also, instead of using the whole moong dal, you will get skinless moong dal for parippu in the market. If you are using that , you can avoid the seaving step. 

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