Green Gram Stir Fry | Moong Dal Fry | Cherupayar Mezhukkupuratty


Green Gram Stir Fry is a traditional styled vegetarian dish that goes well with hot rice and breakfast dishes like ‘puttu’. Rich in protein content, Green Gram Stir Fry is a wholesome and complete dish that will provide your body with essential nutrients and satiate your appetite. This is a unique and special dish with cooked green gram blended with spicy ingredients and roasted in low flame. Green Gram Stir Fry is a healthy side accompaniment and a must try dish for all. This is a popular dish in Kerala, very simple and humble, also enjoyed with kanji or rice gruel. This protein rich food is very relaxing and soothing for your tummy too. Also termed Moong Dal Fry, the dish is very economical and affordable for all sections of society. This is one of the easiest dishes that requires very minimum ingredients too. Moong Dal Fry is a favorite with kids too as they find it not too hot and spicy. This dish should be included in your menu chart and should be prepared at least once a week. 

Try out this never fail Cherupayar Mezhukkupuratty today itself. And do send me feedback so that I will be motivated to post similar recipes. In my opinion this is one of the easiest and tastiest of dishes. You can term this a protein rich power packed food. Also remember to soak green gram overnight in water. If sprouts appear that increases nutrition. Absence of sprouts also is fine and healthy. I love Green Gram Stir Fry at all seasons and luckily my family loves to relish this humble delicacy. This versatile legume with a mild sweetness blends well with all other ingredients well, at the same time retaining its richness and wholesomeness too. It also serves as a comfort food for those recuperating from illness since it is easily digestible. You can explore a well detailed Green Gram Stir Fry recipe here.

Green Gram Stir Fry | Moong Dal Fry | Cherupayar Mezhukkupuratty

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Course Breakfast, Side Dish
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 2 People


  • 1 cup Green gram(Cherupayar) Soaked overnight
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
  • Salt as required
  • 1 no. Onion Chopped
  • 2 nos. Green chilly Chopped
  • 1 no. Tomato Chopped
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 tbsp Oil


  • Cook green gram by adding turmeric powder and salt as required in enough water.
  • Heat oil in a pan, splutter mustard seeds and add sliced onion. Saute till it becomes soft and light brown in colour.
  • Add chopped tomato, green chilly and saute for few minutes.
  • Add cooked green gram.
  • Mix well, adjust the salt and remove it from the flame.
  • Serve it along with puttu or chappathi.


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