Thursday, March 30, 2017

Kerala Style - Cherupayaru Curry / Green Gram Gravy for Puttu and Idiyappam

With the aroma of coconut this is a perfect side dish for steaming hot puttu / idiyappam
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Ingredients
Part 1 - Pressure Cooking
  • Green Gram Dhal - 1/2 cup

Part 2 - Dry Roast and Grind
  • Coriander seeds - 1 teaspoon
  • Red Chilly - 2 or 3
  • Grated Coconut - 2 tablespoon
  • Small Onions - 2 nos
  • Cumin seeds / Jeera - 1/2 teaspoon

Part 3 - Seasoning and Spices
  • Coconut Oil - 1 tablespoon 
  • Mustard seeds - 1 teaspoon
  • Red Chilly - 1
  • Curry leaves - few
  • Small Onions - 5 nos
  • Tomato - 1/2 no:(chopped)
  • Coriander Powder - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Red Chilly Powder - 1/4 teaspoon
  • Garam Masala Powder - 3/4 teaspoon
  • Salt - 3/4 teaspoon
Method
Step 1- Pressure Cooking
  • Wash and soak moong dhal for 1 hour
  • Pressure cook for 4 whistles and keep it aside
Step 2 - Dry Fry and Grind
  • Dry roast red chillies and coriander seeds
  • Switch off the stove.Toss coconut in it
  • Allow them to cool
  • Transfer it to a mixer jar,Add small onions, jeera and pour little water
  • Grind it to a smooth paste

Step 3 - Green Gram Gravy
  • Heat coconut oil in a kadai
  • Splutter mustard seeds, red chilly and curry leaves
  • Saute small onions and tomato pieces
  • Add gram gram now and pour 1/2 cup water
  • Put all spice powders - coriander, red chilly and garam masala powders
  • Add salt and boil it
  • Now add the ground masala paste and mix well.Boil for 2 more minutes
  • Switch off the stove and add 1/2 teaspoon of coconut oil

Now Cherupayaru Curry is ready to serve