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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Cherupayar curry | Healthy combo with Puttu(Steamed rice flour) | Green Gram(Moong Bean) Curry

Cherupayar(green gram) curry is an age old traditional curry that pairs perfectly with puttu just like kerala style kadala curry.This really makes a very lip smacking combo with puttu and pappadam.We add a tsp of hot ghee too to get the actual flavors.This curry can even be served with rice or even chapathis.Hope you guys like it and enjoy making this at home !!

cherupayar 1cup
turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
chilly powder 1/2-3/4 tsp 
shallots 1/3 cup sliced
crushed garlic 1tsp
salt to taste 

to grind
coconut grated 1/2 cup
cumin seeds 1/2 tsp
green chillies 1 or2

to temper
dry red chillies 2-3
curry leaves few
mustard seeds 1/2 tsp
oil 1 tbsp

  • Wash and cook the cherupayar(green gram) in a pressure cooker with turmeric powder,chilli powder and salt to taste for one or two whistles.Switch off flame.
  • In a blender,grind the grated coconut,cumin seeds, and green chilli to a smooth paste.
  • Heat another pan and add oil.Splutter mustard seeds,followed by red dry chillies and shallots,crushed garlic.Saute about a minute and now add the cooked green gram.
  • Add the ground paste to the cooked moong dal.Add a cup of water or more and then bring to a boil.Add salt or chilli powder if required.Switch off flame once it reaches the desired consistency.
  • Serve warm with puttu /steamed rice flour and pappadam.

Servings ~ 4 adults

* You can add or reduce spices as per tolerance.
* The green gram that I sued to buy in India used to take longer to cook but the packets I get here cooks faster.So,cooking time may differ from each packet and brand.

* Kadala curry
* Puttu
* Fish Molly
* Carrot-Spinach Puttu


Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious combination... inviting clicks too :)

great-secret-of-life said... Best Blogger Tips

so creamy and tasty dish.. love it

Rumana Rawat said... Best Blogger Tips

Lovely and creamy curry..

Anu Yalo said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks good.. this combination is new to me

jasna varcakovic said... Best Blogger Tips

Goes to my 'must try list' ...pinned!

Gloria Fernandes said... Best Blogger Tips

looks too good..this combo looks so delish

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Lovely dish

Vrinda said... Best Blogger Tips

Just had this with upma for bfast,my fav curry...Looks yummm

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Great combo for a morning breakfast

meena said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy payar curry.My husband likes the dry version of it for puttu finally when we eat its like concrete :))
Looks like u have missed shallots and garlic in the ingredients.

Julie said... Best Blogger Tips

@Meena Kumar Thanx Meena,I think missed it when writing..have updated :)

Jiboombaa said... Best Blogger Tips

Traditional breakfast from Kerala looks very inviting!

Ruxana Gafoor said... Best Blogger Tips

yummy and delicious combo

Rafeeda AR said... Best Blogger Tips

always the best combination!!! awesome snaps as usual...

Rosh said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow! Your site looks amazing now!! :) Good going...

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Thank you for sharing the recipe 😊

Julie said... Best Blogger Tips
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Julie said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks for the feedback :)

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy Julie Chechi 😍

Shobana Franklin said... Best Blogger Tips

Tried this recipe a few times my son and hubby love it. Thanks a lot for this recipe.

Shobana Franklin

Julie said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks Shobana .. feeling happy that it turned out good :)