Kerala Style Parippu – Creamy red lentils cooked with coconut milk and ground spices. Delicious to serve with steamed rice.
Today under ‘Dazzling Dals’ theme, I made a delicious Kerala Style Parippu (aka dal). Lentils are an essential part of our daily meal, so I keep looking for new ways to cook with dal. This tastes amazing served with steamed rice and makes for a comforting and homey meal.Each state and region in India have different dal recipes. There are probably thousands of ways of cooking dal and each household has their own signature way of making it. This parippu (which means dal in Malayalam) recipe is from Kerala and is flavored with coconut milk, which happens to be one of the most used ingredient in their cuisine.This recipe for Kerala Parippu is from a cookbook called ‘The Food of India’. I have had that book for more than a dozen years and have made this dish many many times. It is a simple, everyday lentil dish that tastes amazing with steamed rice. The best part of the dish is the tempering with fried onions and curry leaves – makes the dish extra special.Lets check out what my fellow marathoners have cooked today for BM# 88.