Kerala Recipes/ Kerala-Vegetarian/ Side dish-without gravy-vegetarian



  1. Cherupayar/Green gram-1 cup
  2. Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp
  3. Grated coconut- 1/2 cup
  4. Ginger- 1″ piece
  5. Garlic -3-4 cloves
  6. Shallots/chumanulli-4-5 nos
  7. Green chilies- 2 nos
  8. Cumin Powder- 1/2 tsp
  9. Mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp
  10. Red chilies- 3-4 nos
  11. Curry leaves- 1 sprig
  12. Onion chopped- 1/4 cup
  13. Pepper powder-1/2 tsp
  14. Salt to taste
  15. Water
  16. Oil

  • Soak cherupayar/green gram overnight.
  • Crush grated coconut,ginger,garlic,shallots,green chilies and cumin powder together.Set aside.
  • Cook cherupayar/green gram with enough water and turmeric powder.
  • When it is cooked ,switch off the flame and add the crushed coconut mixture and salt immediately and cover the vessel and leave aside for 5 minutes.
  • Heat oil in a pan ,add mustard seeds and let it splutter.
  • Add curry leaves ,red chilies and chopped onions , saute till the onion turns pink.
  • Add the cooked cherupayar/green gram (with the coconut mixture) 
  • Add pepper powder.
  • Saute for 3 – 4 minutes.
Note-(I have used spouted green gram in this recipe,which is more nutritious.)

Sending this recipe to kerala kitchen event june 2011 hosted by Rose of  magpies recipes.

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  • Reply
    October 12, 2017 at 6:34 am

    Should green gram be boiled along with the coconut mixture or after cooking the green grams the water is to drained off n then the mixture to be added with it and kept aside?

    • Reply
      October 13, 2017 at 12:59 pm

      cook the green gram,drain and then mix with the crushed coconut

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