Sunday, 24 November 2013

Cherupayar thoran/Green gram stir fry

                     Cherupayar thoran/Green gram stir fry

          Rice porridge (kanji)with green gram stir fry(cherupayar thoran) is a healthy combination. Green gram is rich in vitamin A, B ,C and E and it is a low fat food with high protein content. We used to prepare it for our dinner if we had a heavy lunch.


  • Green gram/cherupayar:1/2 cup
  • Grated coconut:1/4 cup
  • Shallots/Kochulli:4
  • Garlic chopped:1/4tspn
  • Green chilly:3
  • Mustard seeds/kaduku:1/4tspn
  • Dry red chilly:2
  • Curry leaves
  • Salt
  • Oil


  • Wash the green gram and pressure cook it for 2, whistle(depends on your cooker)by adding enough water and salt. 
  • Combine grated coconut,shallots,garlic and green chilly together and crush it by using a mortar and pestle(or give a quick grind in your mixer).
  • Heat the pan with the oil and add dry chilly, give a quick fry.
  • Add mustard when it splutters add curry leaves .
  • Add the coconut mixture and  sauté it well.
  • Add the cooked green gram and mix it well and switch off the gas. 


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