Kadala Parippu Mallun (Stir fried Split peas)
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Posted by Nihal Wickremaratne

1 cup Kadala Parippu (Split peas) soaked for a few hours
1 large onion finely chopped
1 small tomato finely chopped
2 or 3 green chillies chopped
A sprig of curry leaves or coriander leaves finely chopped
Small packet of dries shrimps roasted and finely ground
4 cloves garlic, a small piece of ginger, one inch cinnamon, and one half teaspoon of mustard soaked together for a few hours and ground to a paste Shredded coconut
Lime juice

Fry the onions in a little oil till slightly browned.
Then add tomatoes and let cook till melted to a fine paste.
Add green chillies and curry or coriander leaves, and dried shrimp and cook for two minutes.
Next add the kadala parippu and keep stirring till all ingredients are mixed well.
Add a little water and cook covered till the parippu is cooked.
Then add the paste and the shredded coconut and a little lime juice and salt to taste, cook for a minute or two.
Enjoy with rice.

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