Trissur Style Parippu Curry / Parippu Mulaku Kachiyathu

Thrissur style parippu kuthikachiyathu

Ingredients (Serves 5)

1. Toor dal / thuvara parippu – 1 cup

Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp

Oil – 1/2 tsp

Water – As required

Salt – to taste

2. Coconut oil – 1.5 tbsp

3. Shallots – 6 – 8 small

Garlic – 3 – 4 small cloves

Curry leaves – 1 sprig

Crushed chilly flakes – 3/4 tsp


1. Pressure cook toor dal adding turmeric powder, around 1.5 cup water and 1/2 tsp oil. Cook for 1 whistle (do not overcook, it shouldn’t get mashed up). Switch off. Open the lid after 10 minutes. Add salt and 1/2 – 3/4 cup hot water, if dal is very thick.

2. Heat coconut oil in a small kadai. Fry shallots and garlic until golden. Add curry leaves and crushed chilly flakes. Stir for a few seconds and pour over the dal. Cook for a few minutes. Switch off. Serve with rice.

Thrissur style parippu

Maya Akhil

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