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It is a lentil based curry mixed with coconut and shallot masala , So authentic and so as taste! Its very mild too! Also coconut oil just makes the curry more special ! It is the first main course in the traditional onam sadhya.
Moong dal – 1 cup
Turmeric powder – 1 teaspoon
Cumin seeds, crushed – 1 teaspoon
Garlic clove, crushed – 1 (optional)
Desiccated coconut – 1/2 cup (optional)
Curry leaves – a few
Salt to taste
Wash and soak the parippu/lentil for 3-6 hours.Cook it in a pressure cooker by adding water and salt. Cook for two or three whistles or until done.Mash it well ( cook it again if needed)Meanwhile grind together all the ingredients in Bowl 1 to a fine pasteAdd this coconut paste to the mashed parippu and combine it well..Add salt to taste.Simmer it for 3-5 minutes,remove from fireHeat oil in a pan ,add mustard seeds,when it starts to splutter add shallots and red chillies…Pour it over the parippu !!!!