Thursday, April 8, 2010

Kerala style Parippu curry & Inji thayir /Split Greengram curry & Raw ginger in yogurt

  If you have been reading our blog you know we are two friends from the Southern State of India, Kerala.  Though overused, lovingly referred to as "God's own country" our festivals are marked by sadya a festive meal.  With festivals around the corner in our state I have two dishes for you which are an essential part of  sadya (festive meal). 

  Sadya's are served on banana leaves and there is an order/custom in which food is served on as well as eaten.  If you are sitting next to an elderly person he/she will tell you how one dish compliments the other and have to be eaten together.  The dry curries are served on the leaf away from you and the rice in front.  The gravies are then served one after the other in a sequence where parippu curry sets the ball rolling, so to speak.  Ideally, the suggestion is that you mix this with pappad and a spoon of ghee and eat it with thoran and pachadi.



Parippu curry

Ingredients:(serves 3-4)

Moong daal/ cherupayar parippu- 1/3 cup
Coconut grated- 3 Tbsp
Salt- To taste
Cumin seeds- 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder(optional)- A small pinch
Coconut oil- 2-3 tsp
Curry leaves- A sprig



Method:

1.Dry roast the moong daal in a pan on medium low heat ,till it starts turn slight golden brown and a nice aroma comes.
2.Allow the daal to cool down and cook it in a pressure cooker after adding salt and turmeric powder,if adding any. Add water little more than required to cook it.
3.If you haven't cooked with roasted daal, just keep in mind that it requires more time to cook the roasted daal than it takes for the raw one.
4.This is how I cook using a small cooker : I add almost 1.5 times water.Then keep the cooker on high heat and let the first whistle come. Then I reduce the heat to medium and cook it for another whistle and switch off the heat.
5.Grind the coconut and jeera/cumin until it's really smooth.
6.Open the lid of cooker and add the coconut paste and more water if it is less than the desired consistency.
7.Cover and boil for 3-4 minutes.
8.Switch off the heat and add the raw coconut oil and curry leaves and mix well.Let it stand for some time and serve hot with pappad as a side for rice.



Inji Pachadi/Inji thayir

Ingredients:(serves 3-4)

Grated ginger- 1 Tbsp
Yogurt- 1/2 cup
Salt- To taste
Curry leaves- A few
Shallots,finely chopped- 1/2 Tbsp
Green chilies chopped- 2-3

Method:

1.If the ginger you are using is very strong squeeze out some juice from it before adding into yogurt.
2.Mix all the ingredients well and serve.



Contributor : Namitha

62 comments:

  1. I am getting just fan of ur food photography....the snaps are too good.....of course the dish is also superb....but i loved the snaps most dear ....

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  2. Awesome as always. Great recipe

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  3. Gr8 pics and gr8 recipe ... bet its a gr8 combination ... dal and ginger .... I can't wait to get my hands on this recipe

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  4. Recipe looks great dear with dal n ginger... good one for side.

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  5. Namitha and Sunitha,

    parrippu curryum, inji thairum kollam. ente favorite annu.

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  6. Lovely clicks, parupu is anytime comfort side dish!

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  7. elegant presentation.. reading about Kerala's cuisine, its combo is interesting.

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  8. Looks delicious.. Nice click..

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  9. Beautiful clicks dear. Love the daal and pachadi.

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  10. Great pictures, the dal and pachadi looks delicious...

    http://treatntrick.blogspot.com

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  11. Honey your blog is amazing and a huge source of inspiration for me...I am new at blogging!! Thank you for posting all these delicious food for us.

    Laura

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  12. Beautiful pictures! And I love the curry!

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  13. Both the dishes look fantastic and delicious!! Great clicks! We too have parippu curry in our drafts. Will be posting it soon since Vishu is nearing :)

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  14. Omg wat a nutritious parippu curry and tempting inji pachadi, prefect combo..

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  15. it is rightly mentioned that what is culture without food. I love blogosphere for this reason that we get to know so much more about different food and cultures. good to know about kerala festivals and Sadya. love the moong curry. will try it this season. seems very light and tasty.

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  16. two lovely and mouthwatering recipes.

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  17. Great recipes and excellent photos!

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  18. I so totally love the nadan parippu curry...and it never comes out well for me..i have no idea why :(
    The piture of the moong dal looks so pretty..very spring like..yellow is my new found love:)

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  19. What a treat to our eyes Namitha n Sunitha..Great post..Oru malayalee polum kanilla parippu curry eshtallathe..Yummy..Great pics too..

    Love
    Kairali sisters

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  20. I dunno which one to choose from..both looks awesome..one is mellow and the other one is fiery..Love the presentation of Inji Thayir. :)

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  21. Such gorgeous color! Both these dishes look wonderful and it would be hard to pick a favorite. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

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  22. Awesome clicks namitha.....parippum pachadiyum adipoli.

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  23. Awesome clicks namitha.....parippum pachadiyum adipoli.

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  24. Wonderful Presentation & Clicks !!

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  25. Simple uncomplicated dhal but looks amazing .

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  26. looks creamy & delicious.Nice click.

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  27. Amazing pictures, the curry and inji thayir look so inviting !

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  28. Looks creamy and delicious. I would love that with some crusty bread...yum. Thanks for sharing. MaryMoh at http://www.keeplearningkeepsmiling.com

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  29. lovely...nice click as usual....will try ur version next time..its looks yummy..........

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  30. Looks so good! Lovely photos!

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  31. looks amazing.....excellent click

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  32. Amazing clicks...too good....nice dish too...

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  33. i love how deliciate and flavorful this looks!

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  34. nice recipe, love the photoes

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  35. Very healthy recipes!Asusual gr8 clicks also!Just loved ur posts .Keep rocking!

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  36. whoo hoo, love the presentation...you make simple dishes look divine, my friends!

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  37. To be frank, you two own the loveliest blog. I am a big fan of your BLOG now. Whatever u make is just awesome. Supeeeeeeeeeer click.
    May be you guys should give some lessons for taking good photos..also..Hope you will consider my request.

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  38. Wow is just not enough, pics are elegant as usual. Love it !!

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  39. Beautiful photography! I am learning so much through your posts and love it!

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  40. wow.. such a lovely presentation, Namitha! loved the dish and the click.

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  41. Dal and pachadi looks delicious.

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  42. Nice pics.....very inviting!

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  43. my favorite..looks simply yum

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  44. these are all very interesting to me..

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  45. Lovely pictures to compliment the recipes.

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  46. wow super pics dear..Moneyum vachondu ethra nnayi picture edukan patunundo? a parippu kuppi ithupole cherichitu koduthal full day abhay ku kushal ayi..Super super pics too..I m also waiting for the Vishu :)

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  47. Looks delicious and yummy. Thanks for this wonderful recipe.

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  48. Delicious and yummy dishes...

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  49. Dear Namitha..LOved both the recipes..Paruppu Curry and Inji Thayir . Its so easy and its good to learn the tradional way of cooking. BY now we know both you and Sunitha are from God's own Country and thank God for that as we get to see such awesome and traditional recipes with informative posts as well...Love the Clicks as always..so serene and Perfect...

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  50. Cooking roasted dal is new to me...but it luks amazing.
    Very nice clicks too.

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  51. Wow Namitha...pictures look so good...lovely :) Both the dishes sounds tasty and awesome...thanks for sharing the traditional way to serving and cooking :)

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  52. hi namita how r u?...i was off bloging from past few weeks so missed mny of ur yummy recipes...but nw m back on track ...loved thi curry...so flavourful n unique...lovely recipe

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  53. u always rock dear...nice presentation and curry!

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  54. OMG... Gorgeous pics and 2 traditional recipes.. I am sooo impressed... Tamil new year is on the way too, and I am tempted to serve a Sadya this time instead of our traditional vahai ila virundhu.. Will let u know how it goes :)

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  55. what an elegant, festive dish! Loved reading about sadya, a wonderful recipe Namitha.

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