Cherupayar (Green gram) Curry

Cherupayar curry

Cherupayar Curry Recipe

Ingredients (Serves 4)

1. Green gram / cherupayar – 1 cup

Water – As required

Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp

2. Grated coconut – 1 cup

Cumin seeds –  1/2 tsp

Green chilies – 2 – 3

Garlic – 2 small cloves

3. Hot water – As required

4. Coconut oil – 1 tbsp

5. Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp

Dried red chilly – 1, broken

Shallots (kunjulli) – 4 – 5, thinly sliced

Curry leaves – A few

Method

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

2. Pressure cook the green gram adding turmeric powder and enough water (around 1.5 cups) for 1 – 2 whistles until done. The green gram should be slightly mashed up.  Add the ground coconut paste, 1 cup hot water, salt and bring to a boil. Cook for about 6 – 7 minutes until the curry turns medium thick. The curry will thicken a lot over time so adjust the consistency accordingly. Switch off.

3. Heat 2 – 3 tsp coconut oil in a small pan. Splutter mustard seeds and fry dried red chilly and shallots. Switch off when shallots turn golden brown. Pour over the curry. Serve with rice and other side-dishes. We had it with Kerala rosematta rice and chicken mezhukkupuratti.

Cherupayar curry

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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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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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