Parippu / Sadya Parippu Curry – Travancore Sadya Special

        One cannot even think of having a sadya without parippu. We start off with parippu, pappadam, and ghee. And now, if you think of avoiding pappadam or ghee, then you are making a huge mistake! The taste would never be the same without ghee or pappadam. I know there might be various ways of cooking parippu too, but this is how we prepare it for Sadya. Its simple, nutritious and yummy too!

Sadya Parippu Curry / Parippu

Ingredients (Serves 5)

  1. Spilt green gram dal/ cherrupayar parippu/ mung dal – 1/2 cup
  2. Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  3. Grated coconut – 1/2 – 3/4 cup
  4. Cumin seeds – 1/4 – 1/2 tsp
  5. Garlic – 1 small clove (Optional. You can avoid this if you are making it for Kerala sadya)
  6. Salt – To taste
  7. Curry leaves – 1 sprig
  8. Coconut oil or ghee – 2 – 3 tsp


1. Dry roast the split mung dal in a pan at medium heat for 5-6 mts, stirring continuously. Cook it in a pressure cooker for 1 whistle adding turmeric powder and sufficient water ( around 1.5 – 2 cups). (You can cook it in a vessel instead of pressure cooker but it will take  a very long time). Open the pressure cooker when the steam releases.  Mash the parippu slightly with the back of a spoon (thavi) . Add enough salt and mix well. If the parippu is very thick in consistency, you can add more water and boil it.

2. Meanwhile grind the grated coconut along with cumin seeds and garlic to a very fine paste. Add it to the cooked dal and cook for a few minutes. Finally add curry leaves and 2 – 3 tsp coconut oil / ghee. Switch off. Serve this delicious parippu curry with hot rice, pappadam and ghee. In Northern Kerala, parippu is made with toor dal/ thuvara parippu.

Parippu Curry / Sadya Parippu

Sadya Parippu


  1. my all time fav…..urs looks v tempting..nice clcik too…

  2. love parippu for sadya…yummylicious!

  3. Wooow,,,paruppu looks yummy n creamy very comfort foood for simple n light food,,,ur’s looking very delicious dear with nice click,,

  4. thats boomarked we eat a lot of mung dal but never in this form. love it,

  5. Very interesting ,and the recipe is just too good…will surely try it

  6. Such a comforting food, looks divine..

  7. Lovely simple but hearty dish.

  8. Mung dal is a kind of staple food for us..but never tried this preparation..have to try this….thanks for sharing….

  9. my absolute favourite…

  10. Nutritious n yummy recipe with moongdal..goes to my must try list..Thanks dear.

  11. Our all-time fav..It looks delicious!

  12. paruppu looks perfect.a little bit of ghee is all i want to compliment this visit my blog when you find some time.following you.

  13. If any one ask me, which is ur fav curry??? I will surely say Parippu curry… Yummm I love it.
    We muslims have parippu curry with Naichor(ghee rice) along with chicken curry. Very very tasty.
    My mouth is watering here.

  14. Parippu looks delicious
    parippu pappadam ghee a perfect combination with reminds me the sadhya.starting from the parippu atlast the moru ..OMG..
    DO u guys prepare sadhya on Vishu.
    Anyway Advanced Vishu ashamsakal

  15. Very tasty and comforting dahl…looks too good :)

  16. Thank You All!!

    Thanks for the wishes. Happy vishu to you too! We will be preparing sadya for vishu…

  17. Parippu and Pappadam – a great combo! I luv it :)

  18. mmmmmmmmm…. yummyyy … thank u soo much

  19. Nivedita Nair says:

    Thank you so much for this easy recipe. This has become a staple at home for us. Absolutely delicious!

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