February 22, 2018

Green Gram Curry / Kerala Style Cherupayar Curry



We make green gram curry with North Indian touch. But this green gram curry / Cherupayar curry is coconut based Kerala style curry. This goes well with Rice, roti, chapathi etc.,

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Recipe Cuisine : South Indian / Kerala | Recipe Category: Side Dish
Preparation Time: 10 mins  | Cooking Time: 20 mins | Yields: 3 cups

Green Gram (pachai Payaru / Cherupayar)
½ cup
Salt
As required
Dry Roast and Paste:

Coriander Seeds
2 tbsp
Red Chilli
2
Cumin Seeds
1 tsp
Aniseeds / Sombu
1 tsp
Pepper Corns
½ tsp
Cashew Nuts
10
Grated Coconut or equivalent
¼ cup
To Temper:

Oil
1 tbsp
Cinnamon Stick
1 inch
Cloves
2
Onion
1
Tomato
1

Procedure:
1. Wash and pressure cook the green gram with 1 cup of water for 4-5 whistles in a medium flame. Otherwise cook till the green gram becomes tender.
2. Dry roast the coriander seeds, cumin seeds, aniseeds, red chillies and pepper corns till the nice aroma comes out. Keep the flame in medium.
3. Add cashew nuts with the above mixture and fry till the cashews become brown in color. Allow it to cool down completely.
4. Add coconut with the above mixture and grind them into a fine paste with little water using the mixie jar. Keep it aside.
5. Heat the oil in a pan, add cinnamon and cloves. Wait for few seconds.
6. Add finely chopped onion and sauté till they become translucent.
7. Add chopped tomatoes and sauté till the tomatoes become mushy.
8. Add ground paste ( from 4), cooked green gram (from 1) and salt. Mix them well.
9. Allow it to cook till they reach the thick consistency.
     Yummy and delicious green gram curry is ready to serve with Rice, Chapathi, Roti and Poori.

Note:
1. Adjust the chilli level according to you taste.

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