Ethakka Cherupayar Curry

Ethakka cherupayar curry2

Ingredients (Serves 4)

1. Ethakka / raw banana – 1 medium-large, cubed

    Water – Around 1.5 cups or as required

   Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp

    Chilly powder – 3/4 tsp

    Curry leaves – A few

    Salt – To taste

2. Green gram / cherupayar – 1/4 cup, heaped

3. Grated coconut – 1/2 cup

    Cumin seeds – 1 pinch

    Garlic – 2 small cloves

    Green chilies – 2 small

4. Coconut oil – 2 tsp


1. Cook green gram adding enough water in a pressure cooker for 1 – 2 whistles until soft and done.

2. Grind grated coconut, cumin seeds, garlic and green chilies to a very fine paste.

3. Cook the raw banana cubes adding enough water, turmeric powder, chilly powder, curry leaves and enough salt. When the raw banana cubes are soft and done, add cooked green gram. Mix well and add the ground coconut paste. Cook for 4 – 5 minutes and switch off. Add 2 tsp coconut oil and mix well. Serve hot with rice and any stir-fry / mezhukkupuratti. We had it with mutton roast.


Ethakka cherupayar curry

Maya Akhil

Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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