Churakka Vanpayar Thoran

RugminiKamalan R

Churakka Vanpayar Thoran

Churaka Vanpayar Thoran is a tasty vegetarian side dish prepared in traditional style. Churakka Vanpayar Thoran tastes well with hot rice and should be included in your menu chart. The dish is unique and special in taste and flavor with a combo of bottle gourd and red cow peas in a coconut mixture. Churakka and vanpayar are both nutritious and healthy and vital for human body. Vanpayar is protein rich and is advisable for vegetarians who abstain from eating meat. You can explore a well illustrated Churakka Vanpayar Thoran that can be easily prepared at home.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 3 people



  • For preparing Churakka Vanpayar Thoran, first peel off the skin and deseed the bottle gourd.
  • Clean it well and chop it finely.
  • Clean well the vanpayar too and cook it separately in a pressure cooker.
  • Place the grated coconut, cumin seeds, green chillies, garlic, turmeric powder and curry leaves in a mixer bowl and run it once to get a coarse form.
  • Mix the above with the finely chopped gourd and add salt.
  • Heat oil in a pan or a kadai.
  • Splutter mustard seeds and saute dry red chillies, rice and curry leaves.
  • Add the gourd-coconut mixture and mix well.
  • Cover and cook on a low flame.
  • Stir occasionally.
  • After 2 to 3 minutes, remove the lid and stir well.
  • Add the cooked van payar and mix well again.
  • Continue to cook, till done.
  • Enjoy tasty nutritious Churakka Vanpayar Thoran.
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