Parippu (red lentil) curry
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Step 1/ 4
- 50 ml red lentils
- 150 ml water
Add lentils and water to a pan (1 portion lentils to 3 portions water) and bring to boil.
Step 2/ 4
- ⅓ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp ground turmeric
- ⅓ tsp curry powder
- ⅛ tsp cayenne pepper
Add turmeric, cayenne pepper, curry powder and salt. Stir well and cook on medium heat until lentils are soft (10min).
Step 3/ 4
- 33⅓ ml coconut milk
Add coconut milk and boil briefly, allow to cook on low heat for another 5min.
Step 4/ 4
- ⅛ onion (optional)
- ⅓ tsp black mustard seed (optional)
- ⅓ sprig curry leaf (optional)
- ⅓ clove garlic (grated, optional)
Tempering (optional): Fry curry leaves, onion and garlic in a small amount of oil. Add a table spoon of the parippu to the pan, fry briefly and add to the parippu.
Enjoy your meal!