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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Parippu-Cheera Curry

Serves: 4 people
Parippu (dal) -1.5 cups
Cheera (Spinach) - 1 bunch
Coconut - 1 cup grated
Onion - 1 big chopped
Chilly powder - 1/5 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Mustard seeds - few
Salt to taste
1. The dal has to be soaked in wtaer for abt 1 hr before using. Will help in geting cooked easily.
2. Wash and rinse the spinach leaves thoroughly and chop them into small pieces.
3. Add the spinach and dal into a pressuer cooker. Add salt and half chilly powder and turmeric powder into. Allow it to cook for 2-3 whistles.
4. By then sputter some mustard seeds in a pan. Sautee the onions till tehy become brown add the remining salt , chilly powder and turmeric powder to this.
5. Add the shredded coconut to this. Cook for 2 mins.
6. Add the cooked parippu and cheera mix to this. Mix it well with the onions and coconut.
7. Let it cook for about 2 mins and then its done! :-)


  1. ninakku innale jumesh valla paachaka pusthakavum vaangithanno?????????kure ennam aayallo.....

  2. Yummy....i like it the best with our green cheera. I also love the parippu and muringa ila curry...miss all those now...i have to do with frozen spinach here :-(

  3. this is a favourite bachelor's preperation ..i normally sprinkle corainder leaves on top of it as well..

  4. Anu, parippu cheera is one of my favts. first cook the dal and when it is done, add spinach and cook for 5 minutes with open lid. This will help in retaining the green colour of spinach. I have never made this without grinding the coconut. shall try your version too!