Cherupayar Thoran Recipe – Kerala Style Green Gram Sabzi

Cherupayar Thoran Recipe is one of the comforting side dish from Kerala made using green gram. Typically, rice porridge (Ganji), Cherupayar thoran, pickle and ghee make one lip smacking meal. Its healthy, tasty and very easy to make. You can even eat it as a snack also during your tea time break.   Green Moong Dal (Whole), Onion, Green Chillies, Garlic, Fresh coconut, Dry Red Chilli, Turmeric powder (Haldi), Cumin seeds (Jeera), Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu), White Urad Dal (Split), Coconut Oil, Curry leaves, Coriander (Dhania) Leaves, Salt   1/2 cup Green Moong Dal (Whole) 1 Onion , finely chopped  3 Green Chillies 3 cloves Garlic 1/4 cup Fresh coconut , grated 1 Dry Red Chilli 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi) 1/4 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera) 1/2 teaspoon Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu) 1 teaspoon White Urad Dal (Split) 2 teaspoons Coconut Oil Curry leaves , few 4 sprig Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , chopped for garnish Salt , to taste     10   20     To begin making the Cherupayar Thoran Recipe, wash the green gram and pressure cook it for 3 whistles by adding enough water and salt.Crush garlic and green chilli in a mortar pestle. Mix it with the grated coconut. Keep it aside.Heat a heavy bottomed pan with coconut oil. Once he oil is hot, add mustard seeds and urad dal. Once they splutter add cumin seeds, dry red chilli and curry leaves. Give a quick fry.Add onion, turmeric and salt in the pan. Saute the mixture till the onion becomes soft and translucent. Add the coconut mixture and sauté it well till raw smell goes. Add the cooked green gram and mix it well. Keep on the flame on low for 2-3 minutes. Switch off and garnish with chopped coriander leaves. Serve Cherupayar Thoran hot. Serve Cherupayar Thoran Recipe along with Keerai Sambar, Steamed Rice, Elai Vadam and Beetroot Pachadi for a weekday meal.