Green gram Sprouts Thoran

Green gram sprouts thoran

Ingredients (Serves 4)

1. Green gram sprouts / cherupayar mullappichathu – Around 2 cups

2. Oil – 1 tbsp

3. Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp

    Dried red chilies – 2

4. Grated coconut – 3/4 cup

    Garlic – 3 cloves

    Green chilies – 2

    Cumin seeds – 1/4 tsp

5. Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp

    Chilly powder – 1/2 tsp

6. Curry leaves – A few

7. Salt – To taste


1. Crush garlic, green chilies and cumin seeds in a mortar and pestle. Combine the grated coconut with this crushed mixture, turmeric powder and chilly powder.

2. Heat oil at medium heat. Splutter mustard seeds and fry dry red chilies. Add green gram sprouts, salt and coconut mixture. Sprinkle a few tbsps of water. Cover and cook for 10 minutes, stirring in between, until done. Open and stir-fry for a few minutes until dry. Switch off. Serve with rice and other side-dishes.

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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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  • Hi Maya chechi..really like all your recipes. we’ve tried several and all of them came out great. I would really like to try this recipe but whenever I make sprouts at home, they go bad. I’m in the US and not sure if it’s because of difference in the climate. Whenever I’ve made it in India, they come out fine. Here, I keep the cherupayar soaked in water inside the oven or room temp but it takes a long time and has a bad smell. Could you share the method that you use for making sprouts at home?

    • Hi Parvathy..Here’s how I make sprouts – Soak green gram for about 8 hrs in enough water. Drain excess water and keep it covered at room temperature or in a slightly warm oven for about 6 – 8 hrs or up to one day. Check in between and sprinkle little water if needed.

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