Saturday, June 28, 2008

Cherupayar (Green Gram) Curry

Cherupayar or Green Gram curry is usually served with Puttu/ Dosa/ Bread for breakfast, with rice gruel for lunch, and with chapathis for dinner by my mother (not 3 times a day, though!). I love it with Puttu and Bread the most.

The ingredients for the curry seen in the picture are:

Cherupayar or Green Gram - 1 cup

Grated coconut - 1/4 cup

Curry leaves - one strand

Chopped onion - 1

Ginger paste - 1 tsp (optional)

Garlic - 2-3 cloves (optional)

Turmeric and Red Chilly powder

Jeera or Cummin powder

Mustard seeds - 1 tsp

Oil - 2 tsp

Salt - to taste


  • Pressure cook the green gram along with ginger and garlic and onion
  • Heat pan, add oil and splutter mustard seeds
  • Add the curry leaves, turmeric, chilly and jeera powder
  • Immediately add the contents from the pressure pan
  • Mix the grated coconut, stir well, and bring to boil

Serve hot with bread, dosa, chapathi, or rice gruel

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