Puttu & Cherupayar is the most common breakfast/lunch/dinner menu of Keralites.
Like Kadala curry, Cherupayar curry also goes very well with puttu.
This Cherupayar Curry can be prepared in a jiffy & tastes great with puttu.
This curry also goes well with Chapathis/rotis & rice as well. Enjoy!!!
Here is the recipe for Cherupayar curry -
(Green Gram Curry)
1 Cup Whole Green Gram
3 Green Chilles Slit
1/2 Inch Ginger Grated or Finely chopped
1/2 Tsp Turmeric
1/2 Tsp Red Chiili Powder
1/2 Cup Grated Coconut – Ground to paste.
2-3 Tsp Oil
1/2 Tsp Mustard Seeds
2-3 Dry Red Chilles Broken
Soak the whole green gram in water for about 15-30 mins.
In a pressure pan, add the soaked & drained green gram. Add 3 Cups Or enough water to cover the green gram.
Add few curry leaves, grated ginger, slit green chilles & turmeric. Stir.
Pressure cook for 2 whistles and simmer for about 5 minutes & turn off the flame.
After the cooker has cooled & released the pressure open it & put it back on flame.
If there is very little or no water, just add little water, but not too much.
(This curry is supposed to be a bit thick & not watery.)
Add the chilli powder & salt. Stir well & simmer for 7-8 minutes.
Add the ground coconut. (Instead of grinding, grated coconut can be added, both tastes equally good.)
In a separate pan heat 2-3 tsp of oil for seasoning.
When the oil is hot, add mustard seeds. When they pop add the broken red chilles.
Stir for a second & add the curry leaves.
Add the seasoning to the green gram curry, simmer for 2-3 minutes before switching the flame off.
Serve along with Puttu.