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Split Pea-Coconut Curry / Senaga Pappu-Kobbari Kura

Chana dal or bengal gram or split peas used to make so many dal recipes. This is a different kind of curry combination with freshly grated coconut.


  • Chana dal – 1 cup
  • Freshly grated coconut – 1 1/2 cup
  • Oil – 3 tbsp
  • Green chillies – 4 tbsp
  • Onion – 1 (chopped)
  • Curry leaves – few
  • Ginger Garlic paste – 1 tbsp
  • Turmeric – a pinch
  • Salt to taste
  • Red chilli powder – 1 tbsp
  • Garam masala powder – 1 tbsp

How to make Split pea-coconut curry / Senaga pappu-Kobbari Kura:

  1. Wash the split peas and soak them for half an hour.
  2. Pressure cook for 2 whistles or boil the split peas in one cup of water.
  3. Drain the split peas and remove any excess water and keep aside. This water can be used to make a very tasty rasam.
  4. Make sure that the split peas should not be fully cooked(Mushy).
  5. Heat oil in a pan add curry leaves, green chillies and chopped onions.
  6. Fry them well till they turns into golden brown colour.
  7. Add Ginger garlic paste and stir fry until the raw smell is lost completely.
  8. Transfer the cooked split peas and sprinkle salt and chilli powder.
  9. Place a lid on it and cook for five minutes.
  10. Add the freshly grated coconut and mix well.
  11. Pour some water and let it cook for 15 minutes.
  12. Sprinkle garam masala powder and mix well.
  13. Serve this hot split peas-coconut curry with Rice or Chapathi.

    Split Peas-Coconut Curry with heart shaped coconut on top of it!

    Split Peas-Coconut Curry with heart shaped coconut piece on top of it!

Split Pea-Coconut Fry:

Heat oil in a pan and make tadka/ tempering with mustard seeds, cumin seeds, red chilies, curry leaves, a pinch of turmeric and asafoetida(optional). Then add dry grated coconut and fry well. Add cooked Split peas and sprinkle salt and chilli powder. (Follow the same procedure of above to cook split peas) place a lid and let it cook for 5 minutes on medium flame. Stir fry for few minutes. Serve this Split pea-Coconut fry with rice.

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