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

Garlic – 2 small (optional)

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

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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