Cherupayar Curry (For Puttu)

Cherupayar Curry

Ingredients (Serves 4 – 5)

1. Whole green gram / cherupayar – 1 cup

Water – As required

Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp

2. Grated coconut – 3/4 – 1 cup

Cumin seeds –  1/2 tsp

Green chilies – 2

3. Hot water – As required

4. Coconut oil – 1 tbsp

5. Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp

Dried red chilly – 1 – 2, broken

Curry leaves – A few

Method

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

2. Pressure cook green gram adding turmeric powder and enough water (around 1.5 cups) for 1 – 2 whistles until soft and done. The green gram should be slightly mashed up.  Add the ground coconut paste, 3/4 – 1 cup hot water, salt, few curry leaves and bring to a boil. Cook for about 4 – 6 minutes until the curry turns medium thick. The curry will thicken as it rests so adjust the consistency accordingly. Switch off.

3. Heat 1 tbsp coconut oil in a small pan. Splutter mustard seeds and fry dried red chilies and curry leaves. Pour this over the curry. Serve with puttu, pazham and pappadam.

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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