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Cherupayar Thoran

blessy.matty's picture
This dish goes well with Kanji or Porridge which then makes it a complete meal.
  Green gram 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Chilly 1 , medium diced
  Chilly 1
  Garlic 2 , finely diced or crushed
  Garlic 1
  Shallots 2 , finely diced
  Shallots 1
  Pepper 1 Teaspoon, crushed
  Crushed black pepper 1 Teaspoon
  Salt To Taste
  Mustard seeds 1 Teaspoon
  Oil 1 Tablespoon
  Water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Shredded coconut 2 Tablespoon

1. Wash and soak the green gram for about 30 mins. Soaking helps cook the dal easier.
2. Pressure cook the green gram with 1 cup of water for about 20 mins in a medium flame and then switch of the flame. Let it sit in the pressure cooker for about 15 mins and do the rest of the cooking.
3. In a hot pan, pour oil, add mustard seeds. Let it splutter.
4. Add garlic and shallots and sauté for about 1 min.
5. Add the chilly and curry leaves and sauté for 30 sec.
6. Add the cooked green gram, then the coconut and finally the salt and pepper. Stir everything together for about 1-2 mins and then switch off the flame.

Serve hot with porridge or kanji...

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Side Dish
Dry Curry
Vegan, Vegetarian
Everyday, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
40 Minutes
Ready In: 
70 Minutes
Sautéed Green Gram

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 358 Calories from Fat 122

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 14 g21.7%

Saturated Fat 5.7 g28.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 233.8 mg9.7%

Total Carbohydrates 46 g15.5%

Dietary Fiber 11.2 g44.6%

Sugars 5.2 g

Protein 15 g30.6%

Vitamin A 12.7% Vitamin C 54.1%

Calcium 12% Iron 30.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Snigdha's picture
I think using green gram sprouts is also a good idea and has a high protein and nutritional value.
blessy.matty's picture
Thts true. In that case, I think we just need to saute the grams rather than pressure cooking them...
Anonymous's picture
Cherupayar Thoran Recipe, Sautéed Green Gram