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Sri Lankan Parippu Mellun

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Sri Lankan Parippu Mellun or Lentil and Coconut Curry. This is a simple but delicious recipe to spice up your kitchen. Lentils are a crowd favorite side dish served with rice and curry meals.

30MIN

Total Cooking Time

15

Ingredients
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Ingredients
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Servings:
4
Serves 4
Lentils
2 cups
Red Lentils
3 cups
Water
up to 3
1
Cinnamon Stick
5
Curry Leaves
up to 10
(optional)
1
Pandan Leaves
(optional)
Coconut Mellun
1 cup
Desiccated Coconut
1
Onion , sliced
2
Green Chili Pepper , sliced
1 Tbsp
Mustard Seeds
10
Curry Leaves
up to 12
(optional)
1
Pandan Leaves
up to 2
3
Dried Chili Peppers
broken into small pieces
1 tsp
Red Chili Powder
to taste
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Directions

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Step 1
Wash the Red Lentils (2 cups) well in cold water until water runs clear.
Step 2
Cook the lentils in Water (3 cups) over medium heat with half of the Onion (1/2) , Curry Leaves (5) , Pandan Leaves (1) , Ground Turmeric (1 tsp) , and Cinnamon Stick (1) . You want them to cooked until they are tender, but still able to see the individual lentil pieces. Once lentils are finished cooking remove from stove.
Step 3
In a pan, heat canola oil. Add the remaining Onion (1/2) , Curry Leaves (10) , Pandan Leaves (1) , Dried Chili Peppers (3) , Mustard Seeds (1 Tbsp) , and Green Chili Pepper (2) . Once the onion begin to soften, add the Desiccated Coconut (1 cup) , Salt (to taste) and Red Chili Powder (1 tsp) .
Step 4
Add the cooked lentils and mix well by stirring gently without mashing the lentils.
Step 5
Serve with rice.

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