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kerala parippu curry

Nadan Kerala Parippu Curry

Nadan Kerala Parippu Curry is a traditional Kerala dish made with Moong Dal and is an essential part of every Sadya (feast) in Kerala.
Calories 1372 kcal
Author Puja


  • 1 cup Moong Dal
  • 1 cup Grated Coconut
  • Small Red Onions/ Shallots /Pearl Onion - 6 nos + 4 for tempering thinly sliced
  • 4 nos Green Chilli
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 2-3 tsp Coconut Oil
  • 1/4 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 2 nos Dried Red Chilli broken into two pieces
  • Curry Leaves few
  • Salt to taste
  • Water as needed


  1. Roast the moong dal in a heavy bottomed pan without oil and keep it aside.
  2. Grind coconut, jeera, green chilli and turmeric powder together by adding little water.
  3. Set aside.
  4. Pressure cook the moong dal by adding water until cooked.
  5. The moong dal should be completely mashed in water.
  6. Add ground paste, salt and water as needed to the mashed dal and let it boil.
  7. Remove from heat.
  8. Heat coconut oil in another pan and splutter mustard seeds.
  9. Add small onion, curry leaves and red chilli.
  10. Fry till small onion becomes golden brown and pour over cooked dal.
  11. Serve hot along with rice, thoran and pappadam.
  12. You can drizzle some ghee on the curry and have.
Nutrition Facts
Nadan Kerala Parippu Curry
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1372 Calories from Fat 603
% Daily Value*
Fat 67g103%
Saturated Fat 57g356%
Sodium 111mg5%
Potassium 3080mg88%
Carbohydrates 152g51%
Fiber 48g200%
Sugar 20g22%
Protein 56g112%
Vitamin A 830IU17%
Vitamin C 11.2mg14%
Calcium 295mg30%
Iron 18.1mg101%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.