Parippu Hodi / Parippu Curry (Dhal / Lentils Curry)




INGREDIENTS:
For the Curry:
½ cup lentils
½ of onion – sliced
4 cloves of garlic – sliced
¼ teaspoon turmeric
½ teaspoon Sri Lankan raw curry powder
½ teaspoon chili powder
5 – 6 curry leaves,
1.5cm x 1 cinnamon sticks
1 cup coconut milk
½ cup water

For Temper The Curry:

½ of onion – sliced
3 cloves of garlic – sliced
2- 3 tablespoons oil
4 -5 chilies (break into pieces) Or 2 teaspoons of grind chili pieces
4 – 5 curry leaves
1 teaspoon mustard seeds (optional)

Salt to taste

DIRECTIONS:
Making The Curry:
Wash the lentils & place it in a medium size saucepan. Now add all the ingredients which are for the curry, except coconut milk.
Mix it well and, keep in on medium heat to boil the lentils.
When the lentils are boiled, add the coconut milk and bring it to boil again.
Taste to salt.
(If you don’t like to temper the curry, now you can use your lentils curry.)

Temper The Curry:
When you can see bubbles on the top surface of the curry, transfer it to another saucepan.
Now add the oil into empty saucepan and heat it on low heat.
When oil is ready, add the mustard seeds, keep it for 3 – 4 seconds and then add onions, garlic, curry leaves and fry it for nearly 5 – 10 minutes.
Then add chili pieces and fry it for 2 – 3 minutes. And finally add the lentils curry.
Taste for salt.

SERVING:
Mainly you can have with rice & bread. But if you like of cause you can eat lentils curry with roti, parata & anything & everything you like most :-).

43 comments

  1. yea it is a good work

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  2. good girl.u are doing very importent thing .thank u

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  3. thanx a lot,
    we boys, dont know basics

    AB
    from Dubai

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  4. let me say , this cooking demosration is great, Ireally enjoyed this dal. You , need to start your own srilankan cooking show...Please show me how to make agood dessert and rotti. I would be most greatful, Iam an american women and plan to visit your beautiful country soon .God Bless you,peace be with you, Thank You...pamela from america.

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  5. veramente una cosa importantissmo.. grazie tanto

    auguri da italia

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  6. thanx girl. you save me.

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  7. thanx again. i ve to cook for me this month cuz my parents are away and my GF is away too. this really really helpfull.
    i dont want to eat junk burgers nymore.

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  8. Thanks for this and please add some fish reciepies

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  9. Thanksss a lot, akka!!
    This was my second attempt to make Paripu, first time was a BIG FAIL :S and now after seeing ur video and describtion, it was nice and eatable :D

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  10. nice work need more food hurry & easy videos on you tube

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  11. GOD. U talk for hours woman. Im sure even the whole cooking can be finished before u finished talking.

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    1. thats really mean and her food and recipes are great i live in new york in the coast near Ellen DeGeneres holiday home is she loved it thanks

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  12. what's the serving size?

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  13. thanks for the recipe looks great and probably tastes the same. Lewis from England

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  14. whats the cup means ?? does that mean the cups that we use for tea ? if not give an alternative measurements for the cups please.

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  15. @Anonymous: Serving size is nearly 3 - 4 people.

    @Tha: My mother used to measure 1cup = 1tea cup, but I really don´t know whether it´s correct. But 1cup lentils = 190g lentils.
    Also earlier what I did was, if I used some kind of a cup to measure something in a recipe, I used the same cup for the whole recipe to measure everything, and it worked for me :-), you also can try it too :-).
    All the best with the recipe.

    And thank you all your comments & encouragement :-)

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  16. thanks so much for this, im making it for a friend tonight, its really wondeful of you to teach like this :)

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  17. I made this today and loved it! So did my American hubby who ate his with two eggs fried hard, crispy bacon and toasted English muffins. I downed mine with Trader Joe's organic multigrain bread (toasted dark brown) which is the best vegan bread there is. Our little putha, who just happens to have four legs and barks, who loves all things Sri Lankan and spicy on account of being half Sri Lankan, ate his the same way I did. For him, I cut the toasted bread into bite sized pieces and put a mound of parippu on each piece. Oh, I always cook parippu to a very thick consistency, so I was able to mound it like that. I didn't have curry leaves on hand, so for anyone else who doesn't either, it's quite delicious even without the curry leaves, although some curry leaves would definitely make it even better. Adding this to my repertoire of parippu recipes. Thank you Chamari.

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  18. p.s. Oh forgot to say above, to keep it authentic, I used organic extra virgin coconut oil, and used the curry powder I had on hand, which I had made from the book, Indra Jayasekera's A Taste of Sri Lanka several months back.

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  19. I recently came to Canada from Sri Lanka (for a research). I tried cooking for the first time and that experience is unforgettable. Thanx for all the lessons.
    Give my regards to ur little baby as well.

    Kind regards,
    ranga

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  20. Hey nice work!!! I suggest u change the camera angle. Its better if we can see the inside of the pan while u r cooking. Tks and keep it up :D

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  21. hi chamari akka,
    It's so nice to watch your videos.I'm a sri lankan too.But I currantly live in Australiya.So It's so helpful for me to cook sri lankan meal here.Because when I was in Sri Lanka I never cooked and didn't know how to cook properly.After I came here I always rang my mother and asked the sri lankan recipes.since I saw your web site I stoped bothering to my mother and now I'm cooking all the things what you have taught us.You are a good teacher for me.good work akka.keep it up.......

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  22. Hello,
    I ama student livivng in the UK,never really tried cooking srilankan stuff on my own but tried your chicken curry and it came out really good...enjoyed myself eating ...alhtough i didnot use coconut milk but curry came out well....anyways good to know that we have lovely srilankan ladies as yourself teaching people in whatever means you can....cheers!

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  23. Curry definitely looks nice. But i really lost mt patience to listen to her. Very boring and very slow. And the baby screaming at the back ground was annoying too.

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  24. Really appreciate your work

    from Saudi Arabia

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  25. Hello Akka,
    I happened to watch this quite accidentally. I love your recipe. I tried dhal curry several times but it didn't really work. Besides I have to use coconut powder since I am living abroad and I thought that could be the reason for not having the original taste. But this video of yours tempts me to try again. My husband would love it.Thanx a lot. By the way, upload more recipes, I'd love to learn more. keep up the good work

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  26. "Dhal" : I've never understood why, In Sri Lanka, dhal is thought to be the English word for parippu. Heck, it's even taught so in schools, and pretty much all Sri Lankans think this is the English translation when it's an Indian word. In English speaking countries, they do not think of "dhal" as an English world at all. When the word is used in countries with large Indian populations like the U.K., it is thought of, very accurately, as the Indian word for lentils. In other English speaking countries like the U.S. the word is pretty much unknown. The English term for parippu is "red lentils". What's more, Indians also know that "dhal" is not an English word, but their own. They do not use it as the English translation for lentils. I say, time to give up this mis-translated word and either stick to "parippu" even in English usage or use "red lentils."

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  27. At lease our girls now can cook properly dhal curry .nice article.

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  28. Enjoyed the video Chamari, and I will try it tonight. Also enjoyed the Sri Lankan style commentary, nice and easy to follow and reminded me a lot of how my mum used to try and teach us boys to cook!!!
    Thank You. I have book marked your site, and will pass this on to my three daughters, who I wish my mum was alive to teach, but your site will be a huge help. . . .thank you

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  29. thanks to u nw i knw how to make chiken curry..i dont knw how to cook im 22 nw and living out of country..this is soo helpul for me to train how to cook..and i wana do a request..i lookd for a soya meat curry but couldnt find in ur web page.can u do a soya meat curry.i would love to learn..

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  30. Do you have a recipe for the Sri Lankan curry powder?

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  31. loved it your recipes rock
    Louise may
    new jersey.

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  32. Nice dish.. very much sri lankan.. love this

    Fernando from
    Brussels

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  33. Thankyou so much!
    I loved this receipe and has a new element I've never tried before with the temper.
    Please keep posting!
    Thanks from Australia!

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  34. Thanks! That helped a lot!! xD

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  35. Turned out well on the first try. I look forward to trying some of your other recipes. Thanks!

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  36. What kind of lentils have you used in this recipe??

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  37. Good Effort and I like this work!

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  38. It came really well. Only thing for me was I had to add more water that 1/2 cup to boil the lentils. I guess that depends on different species of Lentils.
    Thanks.
    Prasantha

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  40. thank you so much from new zealand

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