Friday, 20 January 2012

Sri Lankan Dhal Curry (Parippu Curry)


Actually I don’t like to eat dhal curry much. But I love to cook it. In Sri Lanka almost all people like this curry even everyday. It is same with my husband too. Sometimes I fed up by seen this everyday, but this is something I can cook without thinking other’s preferences. Also this is a must have curry in any festive/special occasion.
We have few different methods of cooking dhal curry. Here I am going to share one method of cooking dhal in Sri Lanka.


1 cup dhal
1/2onion sliced
1 tsp red chili powder
1 sprig curry leaves
1inch piece pandan leaf/(rampa)
¼ tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp raw curry powder
1 tsp fenugreek seeds
Piece of cinnamon
Salt to taste
1/2 cup thick coconut milk
1 cup thin coconut milk

For Seasoning

2 tbspn oil
1 tsp mustard seeds
2 dried red chili
Sliced ½ onion
Few curry leaves


Wash dhal properly few times.
Add all the spices together with, onion, rampa & curry leaves.
Mix all & add thin coconut milk & allow to cook in medium flame.

Once dhal is cooked add thick coconut milk. Stir well.
Adjust salt to taste.
Simmer few minutes. & remove from the flame.

Same time heat another pan & add oil. Once oil is hot, add the ingredients under seasoning. Once onions are tender & golden brown; add this mix to dhal curry & mix well.

Serve & enjoy!!

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  1. Parippu looks super yum..:)

  2. Totally YUMMY..I love it..Delicious.


  3. This is such a new way of cooking dal,Amy!Thanks so much for sharing and I'm sure all my friends checking the round-up will find this very interesting!Please do let more of your lovely recipes come in - and thanks a bunch:)


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