Parippu (Dhal) Curry
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Posted by Malini on April 04, 1998 at 17:14:04

This is a spicy side dish that goes well with rice.

Serves 4-6.

1 1/2 cups Mysore Dhal (Red lentils)
1/2 tsp saffron powder
1/2 curry powder
1/2 tsp chillie powder
1 green chillie chopped
1 onion chopped
1 cup water
3-4 curry leaves(optional)
1 cup coconut milk
2 tsp oil
1/2 tsp mustard seed
2 chillies, broken into 2-3 pieces
2 cloves gralic, minced
1/4 lime
Salt to taste


Wash the dhal thoroughly and boil in a pan with 1 cup water,
1/2 tsp saffron, 1/2 of the onion and the garlic. When the
the color of the dhal turns from pink to yellow, remove from
fire and put into a bowl.

Put the pan on low flame, add the oil, when the oil is hot add
the remaing ingredients except the coconut milk and dhal.
Cook stirring for about 1-2 minutes.

Add the boiled dhal to the pan and stir well. Cook for another
couple of minutes. Add the coconut milk, and salt to taste.
Cook till the curry starts to boil. Remove from fire and
add the lime juice.

Serve hot with rice or bread.

Note: If coconut milk is not available, substitute with milk. Print this recipe       Email this recipe

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