Lentil (Dhal) Curry/ Parippu Curry

Lentil curry is a very famous curry in Sri Lanka. The creamy and nice taste to go with anything makes it a bit different from other curries.

You can cook lentils in different ways. but this is the nice curry ever. I didn’t add a lot of chillies in this. You adjust the level of chillie always . I find the creamier the curry is the better.

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This is 1/2 cup lentils. this will serve 4-6 people.
Put the lentils in to a mixing bowl and add water. I always soak the lentils about 5-10 minutes to soak. That way it’s really easy to wash.
Wash until the water runs clear. If not sometimes it tastes different.
Chop some Garlic, onions, chillies, curry leaves and cinnamon with pandan (Rampe) leaves.
I used a 1/2 tsp chillie powder , 1/8 tsp (Pinch) turmeric powder, and a teaspoon full curry powder.
Add all in to the lentils
Next add 1 1/2 cups water in to it. You can use the second coconut milk if you are using the fresh coconut.
Mix well.
Put the pot on the stove. Cook on a medium heat stirring several times with a lid on.
When its well cooked add enough salt to your taste and add 1/2 cup thick coconut milk.
Cook until the coconut milk comes to the boil. Stir well and serve with plain rice or string hoppers or bread.
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