Cherupayar Thoran


Cherupayar thoran is very easy to make and is highly nutritious. A very good side dish for red rice.

Preparation Time: 30 minutes | Difficulty Level: Medium


    • Green gram – 1 cup
    • Grated coconut – 1 cup
    • Green Chilly – 2
    • Garlic – 7-8 pods (medium sized)
    • Shallots – 7 pods (medium sized)
    • Dried Red Chilly – 3
    • Curry leaves – 10-12 leaves
    • Turmeric – 1/2 teaspoon
    • Kashmiri Chilly powder – 1 teaspoon (scooped)
    • Pepper powder – 1 teaspoon (optional)
    • Mustard – 1 teaspoon
    • Coconut Oil – 3-4 tablespoons
    • Salt – As needed

How To

    • Wash and drain green gram. Pressure cook the same adding salt. Keep it aside.
    • Crush garlic and shallots in mortar and pestle. slice the green chillies. Slit the dried red chillies into two.
    • Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. When it splutters add the crushed garlic and shallots. Add green chillies, curry leaves and dried red chillies. Saute it for two minutes.
    • Add turmeric and chilly powder. Saute for 2 minutes.
    • Add grated coconut. Stir it well.
    • Now add the cooked green gram. Mix well. Cover and heat on low flame till it steams. Add pepper powder if you like.

Can be served with hot rice.

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