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

Dry roast the moong dal on medium heat for ten minutes. Cook it with sufficient water and turmeric.

Grind the coconut with a little water and cumin seeds.

Add to the boiling dal along with the curry leaves and salt.

Source: Maya Nair

4 thoughts on “Parippu”

  1. No, we do not soak the mung dal. Just clean it
    of any impurities and then dry roast it on a
    medium hot pan until aromatic. DO not brown.

  2. For a cup of mung dal, add two cups of water
    and pressure cook for 5 – 7 minutes. The dal
    should be well mashed before adding the coconut.

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