Parippu is the Malayalam word for lentils (Dals/Dhals). In India there are different varieties of lentils and they play an important part of Indian cuisine. The different knod of Parippu in Malayalam are: 1. Kadala Parippu (Bengal Gram/Dal) - Chickpeas/Garbanzos Beans/Kabuli Chana 2. Cherupayaru Parippu (Green Gram/Dal or Moong Dal) - available in whole or splitted varieties 3. Thuvara7Tuvara Parippu (Red Gram/Toor Dal) - are Yellow split peas/Yellow pigeon peas 4. Uzhunna Parippu (Black Gram/Dal/Black Beluga Lentils) 5. Chuvana Parippu (Masoor Dal) - Red Gram/Dal 6. Mudira - Horse Gram

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