Parippu Curry ~ Kerala Style Daal (Lentil) Curry

Many of us fasting forget that there is great reward in the duas (prayers) done closer to the time of Iftar. Therefore, sisters are always advised to finish off their kitchen work and close the kitchen at least fifteen minutes before the time of Maghrib. The below Hadith must be motivation enough to do it:

“Whatever is prayed for at the time for breaking the fast is granted and never refused.”Β 

Think of the matters that are the most important to you – your spouse, your parents, your children, your financial difficulty, anything that will ease your life here as well as your aspirations for the hereafter and ask for it. I already have my little list that I have been asking for during this time and InShaAllah, we have to be sincere and hopeful that He will accept our prayers, provided that our requests are Halaal… πŸ™‚


At time during Ramadan, we do crave for a meal of rice, curry and fish, even though it is not something regular during the time. I always go for curries that I can whip up in no time, like moru curry or umma’s tamarind rasam. Today I am sharing this parippu curry, which is sadya style. For those who don’t know, sadya is a platter of variety of vegetarian delicacies along with rice that is served during the festivals of Vishu and Onam in Kerala, India. I found this recipe in between the humongous collection of cut-outs I had and looking at the ease of it, I had to try it. Hardly any work and pleasing to the tummy as well… πŸ™‚Β 



Parippu Curry ~ Kerala Style Daal (Lentil) Curry

Course Curry
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 3
Author Rafeeda


  • 1/2 cup masoor dal refer notes
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 dry chillies
  • 3 tbsp grated coconut
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 6 curry leaves


  • Combine the dal, turmeric and chillies in a pressure cooker with sufficient water.
  • Cook for three whistles on high and switch off. Allow the pressure to go by itself.
  • Open and give a mix. The cooked dal must be thick, so be careful of the amount of water.
  • Pound the coconut and fennel in a mortar and pestle. Add this to the dal and cook for five minutes on low flame. Add salt.
  • In a small saucepan, heat the coconut oil and fry the curry leaves briefly. Put into the curry and give it a stir. Enjoy warm with rice, topped with some pure ghee!


Mostly, split gram dal aka toor dal is used for this curry.Β 

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  1. Lentils are always my fave, this looks great…

    1. Thank you so much Nora…

    1. Thanks a lot…

  2. simplicity at its best. Anytime, I would forgo rich meals for this simple one.

    1. Thank you so much Humi…

  3. daal is always the simplest curry, i include it in my everyday meal

    1. Thank you so much Razina…

  4. Parippu curry looks very yummy

    1. Thanks a lot Beena…

  5. Yumm n comforting!

    1. Thanks a lot Priya…

  6. You r right…..this is the simplest curry and comforting one………… πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Remya… πŸ™‚

  7. Simple and comforting curry.

    1. Thanks a lot Sathya…

    1. Thanks a lot Gloria…

  8. Agreed to the dua part πŸ™‚ Wishing that every muslimah understands this and make duas at last part of fasting!!
    Daal looks light and delicious, must be gr8 for Ramadan fooding Sehri or Dinner πŸ™‚ Remember me and my family all muslim ummah in ur prayers πŸ™‚

    1. InShaAllah… πŸ™‚ Thank you so much Aara… πŸ™‚

  9. A dollop of ghee, hot rice and this parippu curry… bliss! Simple comfort food for soul! Lovely Rafee

    1. Thank you so much Jyothi…

    1. Thanks a lot Monu…

  10. simple and yum! love it!

    1. Thanks a lot Beulah…

  11. Simple yet comforting meal!!! With a dollop of ghee and steaming hot rice, this is the best food ever!!! πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Priya… πŸ™‚

  12. Another simple yet healthy dish using dal/lentil…Thank you for your feedback on my blog, I will rectify it πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Amrita… πŸ™‚

  13. simple but flavorful dal, love it.

    1. Thanks a lot Linsy…

  14. simple and healthy dal, looks delicious…

    1. Thank you so much Priya…

  15. yummy delicious curry

    1. Thanks a lot Julie…

  16. delicious and comforting dal

    1. Thanks a lot Veena…

  17. Parippu curry looks delicious.. Just need a bowl of rice and ghee to finish it off!!!

    1. Thank you so much Sona…

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