Cherupayar Curry for Puttu

Cherupayar Curry for Puttu

Cherupayar Curry for Puttu

Cherupayar Curry is one of the simplest and tastiest of vegetarian dishes that can be cooked in a jiffy. Whole cooked green gram are generally prepared from dried beans by boiling until they are soft. Green gram broken its calls Moong dal. Moong dal are light yellow in colour when their skins are removed.The nutritious side dish is a favorite with rice, gruel or even chappathi and also with idly and dosa. This is a unique and special with cooked green gram or cherupayar blended with a spicy seasoning. Green gram or cherupayar is rich in protein and other vital nutrients and is ideal for vegetarians abstaining from meat and other dairy products. In this green gram or cherupayar we have nice aroma when we saute in dry pan which makes easy to cook and digest easily. You can explore a well detailed Cherupayar Curry here that can be easily prepared at home.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 4 people


For cooking green gram:-

  • 1 1/2 cup Cherupayar
  • 2-3 cups Water
  • Salt As reqd

For seasoning:-

  • 2 tbsp Cocunut oil
  • 8-10 nos Shallots sliced, Kunjulli
  • Curry leaves As reqd
  • Mustard seeds A pinch
  • 2-3 nos Red chilly onakka mulakku
  • 1 tsp Red chilly powder


  • For preparing Cherupayar Curry, first wash cherupayar properly and put it in a pressure cooker followed by water and salt.
  • Cook the cherupayar for 2-3 whistles.
  • Remove it from flame and keep it aside for some time.
  • In another frying pan or kadai, heat coconut oil.
  • Splutter mustard seeds followed by shallots, red chilly(broken in two), curry leaves and finally add chilly powder and saute for 30 seconds. (Make sure you do not burn the chilly powder)
  • Finally add this seasoning onto the cooked cherupayar. Stir it well.
  • Serve it hot with Chappathi or Rice or Kanji.


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  1. S
    Sangi January 25, 2021

    Yumlicious Cherupayar curry combination with puttu, super taste.

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