Parippu Charu

Parippu Char has been my favorite ever since I was little. Mom never used to make this dish that much compared to other charu dishes. Parippu charu with rice and some ghee,  pappadam, avial, and kadu manga achar will be heavenly!!! Hope you all enjoy this dish as much as I do...

Thuar Dal:1 cup
Green Chillies: 5, split

Turmeric Powder: 1/4 tsp
Salt: 1/4 tsp

For Paste:

Grated Coconut: 1/2 cup
Garlic: 3 cloves

Ginger: 1" piece
Cumin seeds: 1/4 tsp
Shallots: 3
Turmeric powder: 1/4 tsp
Green Chili: 1

To Temper,

Coconut Oil: 1 tbsp
Mustard Seeds: 1/2 tsp
Shallots: 2, thinly sliced
Red Chillies: 4, broken
Curry leaves: 1sprig


Pressure cook dal with tumeric powder, split green chilies, and salt with 1 1/2 cups of water
In a blender grind all the ingredients under For Paste to a smooth paste using very little water
Add the paste to the cooked dal and mix well
Let it simmer for about 10 minutes
In a pan heat some coconut oil and splutter mustard seeds
Add rest of the ingredients under "To Temper" and let it cook in low heat until onions turn golden brown
Pour the onion mixture to the cooked dal and cover it for about 5 minutes
Serve with hot rice along with some ghee!!!


  1. Ithu super annu....Love it with hot rice...

  2. thats an easy n perfect comfort food..

  3. Perfect with a bowl of rice, good recipe irene..

  4. Comfort food,looks so delicious.
    There are some awards waiting for you in my blog..pls collect dear:)

  5. Comfy n nice- loved your version!

    US Masala


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