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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.
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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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Nutrition Per Serving

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CALORIES
557
FAT
19.2 g
PROTEIN
25.7 g
CARBS
75.3 g

Cooking Instructions

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Step 1
Wash the Red Lentils (2 cup) well in cold water until water runs clear.
Step 2
Cook the lentils in Water (3 cup) over medium heat with half of the Onion (1/2), Curry Leaf (5), Pandan Leaves (1), Ground Turmeric (1 teaspoon), 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 Leaf (10), Pandan Leaves (1), Dried Chili Pepper (3), Mustard Seeds (1 tablespoon), 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 teaspoon).
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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Nutrition Per Serving
Calories
557
% Daily Value*
Fat
19.2 g
25%
Saturated Fat
14.8 g
74%
Trans Fat
0.0 g
--
Cholesterol
0.0 mg
0%
Carbohydrates
75.3 g
27%
Fiber
18.0 g
64%
Sugars
4.6 g
--
Protein
25.7 g
51%
Sodium
61.2 mg
3%
Vitamin D
--
--
Calcium
89.3 mg
7%
Iron
10.3 mg
57%
Potassium
1187.3 mg
25%
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