RED LENTILS CURRY /PARIPPU
3/4 cup red lentils,soaked for about 10 minutes and drained
1 1/2 cups water
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
1/4 tsp chilli powder (Increase for spiciness)
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 cinnamon stick
1/4 tsp fenugreek seeds
1/4 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 onion sliced
1 green chilli sliced
few curry leaves
1/2 cup coconut milk
salt to taste
1 tbsp oil
2 to 3 dried whole red chilies
Add the coconut milk and mix till it incorporates well. Check seasoning. Let it simmer for 5 more minutes.
You can adjust the consistency of the curry according your preference. Simmer for a few more minutes to make it thick. Add more water or thin coconut milk to water it down.
For tempering,heat the oil and add the mustard seeds. When it splutters,add the curry leaves and red chilies.
When it changes color,take off from the fire and pour it on the curry.
Garnish with fried onions,if you like.