You need –
- Mung bean – 1/3 cups
- grated coconut – 1/3 cup
- Coconut milk – 1/4 cup
- cumin seed – 1/4 teaspoon
- Turmeric powder – 1/4 teaspoon
- green chilies – 1-2, slit length-wise
- Shallots – 3-4, finely sliced
- Mustard seeds – 1/2 teaspoon
- dried chili – 1
- curry leaves – 1 stwig
- coconut oil – 1 tablespoon
- salt to taste
How to –
In a blender, put the grated coconut, cumin seeds and whiz to a fine paste; adding just enough water. Set aside.
In pressure cooker, cook the payar/mung been with green chili, turmeric powder and add water a required. Once done, uncover and keep the heat over medium heat.Stir the coconut paste, salt and cook for 4-5 minutes. Add the coconut milk, (add water to adjust the consistency of the curry if need be) few curry leaves; bring to a gentle simmer and turn off the heat.
In a small pan, heat the oil. add the mustards seed and once they start to pop add the curry leaves and dried chili. Sauté briefly. Add the chopped shallots and cook till golden brown. Turn off the heat and add this to the curry and mix well.
Serve hot with Puttu , rice or roti.
24 thoughts on “Cherupayar curry”
Never heard of this Rekha.. Looks interesting and delicious dear 🙂
Çok nefis görünüyor.
creamy and tasty curry
Wow, enteyum favorite.. Looks awesome 🙂
We never add cumin, can b bcoz my parents dun like its taste!!! Just like u, I also like this curry vit rice than puttu. 4 me it's always vit kadala curry… 🙂 the pics look lovely…
Its also perfect with chapatti. Beautiful spiced up flavors combined with creamy coconut milk.
Puttu is our favorite too but my husband likes cherupayar really dry with pappadam finally it will look like cement mixed with gravel :))hard to eat!!
simple and healthy dish…perfect with rice..
My mom makes cherupayar thoran rather than curry most of the times. I have got to try this version for sure.. Looks lovely 🙂
wow,never tried this way,looks so wonderful.
Love your mung day gravy.. especially the addition of coconut flavour..
Lovely curry, I would just eat it like a thick soup..btw like how you've written out your recipe, neat.
I like cherupayar that way too when it is to be had with rice Meena 🙂 Sort of like a cement and gravel mix 😀 But I do love it in all its lovely gravy with puttu. And it is definitely one of my fav things to have with puttu! Lovely clicks Rekha 🙂
Thank you Nilu 🙂
Thank you Veena 🙂
Thank you Chitz 🙂
Thank you Rafee..:-)
Thank you Nava 🙂
Meena I too like it that way but not with puttu though -D… Thank you 🙂
Thank you Gayathri 🙂
Thank you Avika 🙂
Thank you Meena 🙂
Thank you nithya 🙂
Thank you Ash 🙂