Cherupayar thoran ( Green Gram Stir Fry)



One of my Favourite Side dish with Kanji(rice porridge), this green gram dish is very easy to make and is highly nutritious. This made a regular appearance in my lunch box during school days, and i bet that was the case with many of you.


Recipe for Kerala Cherupayaru thoran

Ingredients:-
Cherupayar/Green gram/Moong beans - 1 cup
Grated coconut - 1/2 cup
Garlic - 3-4 cloves
Ginger - a small piece (optional) 
Shallots/Kunjulli - 6 (or use 1/4 cup chopped onions instead)
Green chilies - 2
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Crushed peppercorns - 1/2 tsp
Mustard seeds
curry leaves
Salt
Method
Soak Cherupayar/Green gram  overnight or at least for 5 hours
In a heavy bottomed vessel ,Cook this with enough water, by adding salt till it is done, 
it will take around 20 minutes.(or cook it in pressure cooker if you want, for 2-3 whistles)
In a mortar and pestle or coffee grinder, crushed garlic and Ginger( if using), green chiles and shallots. 
Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds.when they pop up add curry leaves and crushed mixture 
Fry it for 3-4 minutes and add cooked cherupayar/green gram and turmeric powder
Add grated coconut ,and saute for 5-8 minutes, stirring occasionally.Add more salt if needed
Sprinkle crushed peppercorns and remove from fire
Serve warm..goes well with kanji!!!!
Cheers!!!
Sarah

87 comments:

Kairali sisters said...

Enteyum fav anu da...Yea kanjide koode heavenly..

Love
Suji

Yummy Team said...

Great pic, Sarah..Easy and tasty preparation..

jeyashrisuresh said...

never heard of thoran with green gram.looks very nice. will try next time

Shama Nagarajan said...

delicious recipe dear..nice click

Nitha said...

njanum edakku edakku undaakkarunde.. love this .. especially sprouted..

Satya said...

wow,what an healthy n delicious thoran ...looks wonderful ,thanks for sharing this dear

PJ said...

Sarah, your picture is so so tempting, great click and a delicious recipe!

Nithu Bala said...

Yummy..health dish..very beautiful click..

Madhu said...

Nice Sarah. The other day my husband bought 5kgs of green dal. I asked for 500 grams and he got confused. So, I have plenty of this dal cook. I will surely try this out.

Uma said...

very well presented..

Guna's kitchen said...

Beautifully clicked!!!!!! very tempting and delicious

Muraligeetham said...

nice ..goes well with chapathy also........

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Hey,
I made this yesterday. Is sitting in the fridge to be eaten with Yogurt Rice today. Didn't take any pictures because I over-cooked it in the pressure cooker and it was a bit mashed.
Anywayz, lovely picture of a delicious Thoran!

Suman Singh said...

never used green garam in my cooking yet..this looks delicious n healthy too...yummm!

Sreelekha Sumesh said...

Kidilan Pic!yummy and healthy thoran!

Umm Mymoonah said...

Your picture looks really good, very nice dish.

shanthi said...

The picture is really good and fantastic

Shabitha Karthikeyan said...

Delicious and Healthy thoran..My fav too..

Swathi said...

Kallam korue aayi sarah njan cherupayru thoran kazhichttu. Kollam enikku valare ishta pettathanu.

Mrs.Menagasathia said...

super & healthy thoran...

Madhavi said...

Very healthy, yummy dish, and awesome click!!!

PranisKitchen said...

best with kanji thats true.. very healthy n delicious thoran

kitchen queen said...

delicious and yummy stir fry.

Neetz said...

yuumy yummm..my all time fav..u give morning , afternoon, evening, i can eat it..he he he.. this with rice and a fish fry..yummmmmmmmmmmmm.. :)

ya i have been busy shiftinf to a new fat and it some time for me to be on loop :)..now am back......

hope u doing well... i thought u were on break as i didnt see u too :)

TREAT AND TRICK said...

Simple, yummy and healthy dish, lovely pic too...

Vrinda said...

Nice white n green combo..yummy

Sayantani said...

love thorans of any kind and often make beans and carrot thoran. this one is new but its the healthiest. have soaked some mung for adai. will try and let you know. thanks for sharing.

Priya said...

Such a nutritious and protein packed thoran, looks fantastic..

Cooking Blog Indexer said...

cherupayar is my favorite too...u can just eat the thoran as such as a meal...

Dipika said...

Awesome blog. Just a suggestion though: the spelling of the blog name could be tweaked. It took me a while to understand what you meant. I went as far to think perhaps it was "vazhiyilla" :D
Perhaps it could read "VaAzhayila"?

Rach said...

Looks so delicious, nice clicks!

Krishnaveni said...

my fav dish, superb

Ann said...

This was the only green color vegetable I used to like....The picture looks perfect...:)

Suja Sugathan said...

Great pic Sarah..my favorite too..delicious and healthy.

Mythreyi Dilip said...

Not had a thoran with green gram, what a attractive picture it makes me crave for the dish. I'm gonna make this soon dear:)

Madhuri said...

I just love this... the day itis prepare u see my plate with rice less and greengram stir fry more :)

Madhuri said...

I just love this... the day itis prepare u see my plate with rice less and greengram stir fry more :)

Lyndsey said...

Sarah, this sounds so good. I'm going to make it tomorrow since I have all the ingredients. I'm off to soak some beans!

Shabs.. said...

Oh....i love this....its my fave beans preparation....im making this tomorrow...i dont add pepper powder though and add red chillies:)...nice pic.

Sarah Naveen said...

@ Madhu..Oh my..thats really funny...so you have a highly nutritious days ahead ;)..
@Neetz..hope u are all settled by now...
@ sayantani...try it and lemme kno...
@ Dipika...I take your suggestion whole heartedly dear..I was thinking of giving it an English translation ...But what i seriously don get is that what made you think its vazhiyilla...hahhah...since u wanna me to add an A after V and not after H..serious thoughts on phonetics and linguistics huh?? ;)
@ Mythreyi...do try this :)
@ Lyndsey...lemme kno how do u like it..

? said...

We dont use black pepper in this recipe in our nook; good to see an old summer favourite!

Biren said...

This is new to me but it looks delicious :)

AshKuku said...

I miss savoring these preps which mom prepares.... I miss all the south Indian preparations after my wedding.... God Knows when would be able to taste them again..... :) Lovely pics of the prep...

Ash...
(http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

Nisha said...

I love this thoran , addition of bloack pepper is new to me . Next time i'll try that.

RV said...

Lovely and healthy platter... Beautiful clicks..

suma said...

Yum and wholesome..

Sushma Mallya said...

Simple and delicious,just loved this stir fry

Reshmi said...

wowww sarah..i must say its highly nutritious n ofcourse healthy n delicious..this z one my combo to rice porridge....

jais said...

LOOKS YUMMY DEARRRRRR

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Beautifully clicked . Love the angle ...Very healthy and nutritious looking thoran
Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

♥Aps♥ said...

I love kanji too.... during school days i used to have it even for morning brkfstt....:P nd moong is so healthy it goes well with ne thing na
love it :)

lissie said...

tasty cherupayar thoran...great combo with kanji! I also make it with some gravy which goes well with puttu...

liza :) said...

I enjoy this so much! I just moved from california to philly away from my parents, and this website is helping me cease my cravings all by myself! Thank you!

Elizabeth said...

You have here a very nice website sara naveen.i am really thankful to you for posting all the malayali recipes, with very nice photos.I try your recipes on weekends, that is when i get time.it is always better than take out :- i tried coriander and mint chicken last weekend and my guests really loved it.i have given your website address also. this post of payar and kanji reminding me of Kerala.i want to make this soon

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear Sharah
Great Idea...I will try this with those germinated mung I hate and eat every day for bfast...
It is since long I had Kanji ( south Indian style). Tried some chinese ones ( They also call it Kanjee) in Hong Kong but very different.
I feel great to read your comment at my fake alu fry recipe..
Let me see what great dishes I have missed during last few weeks.
Have a nice day
Have a nice day

vineetha said...

Nattil ninu relatives oke summer nu vanno? Atho avide ulla relatives thaneyano? enthayalum its good to have such get togethers.I only have few relatives here.I wish I had more relatives here.Cheriya kushumbu undu too.
Lunch box inte karyam paranju kothipichallo..collegilum schoolil oke lunch box thuranu friends oke share cheyum ayirunu...arengeilum ayitu ethu kondu varum...mikapozhum ethu undavum lunchinu..vibhava samridhamayita anokke lunch kazhiche...shooo I miss those days :(
Veendum padikan povukayanalle..good good.

An Open Book said...

I was searching for a recipe...and thnks 2 u im def gonna make more of this henceforth :)

subu said...

Although I had experienced this combination of Kanji and cherupayaru combination during my stay of in Cochin hostel, long ago, I am now tempted to make this recipe myself! Thanks to your post!

AdukalaVishesham said...

perfectly cooked... even one of our fav dish...

Pari said...

Hi Sarah, lovely thoran, looks yumm.

arthi said...

Hi sarah,
healthy and tasty recipe!!thanks for sharing!!

Deepti said...

This luks a very nice n easy to cook side dish.

Manju said...

You truly have a power to kothipikkify.When i saw this post, i could not help myself without making payaru thoren and guess what? i did..It was too good sarah.

Sanjeeta kk said...

Lovely and tasty looking recipe. Lentils are always a fav.

♥LOVE2COOK♥ said...

I'm weak in such dishes ya! Only my cooks. ;)

Ur presentation is awesome! Lovely clicks! :D

Gulmohar said...

ente fav aanithu..I never get tired of this one even when I take it every day :-)

Zanil Hyder said...

i never expected vazhayila to be such a success.

Very Good blog.

Parita said...

Green gram stir fry looks so simple and delicious! Nice click!

Dershana said...

aazhchayil orikkalengilum ithu menuil varum :-) what a delightfully simple dish, huh

Shriya said...

Very nice clicks. Tempting and making me hungry now. Very nice recipe.

Sharmilee! :) said...

Tempting clicks...luv it looks so gud my fav too

Fathima said...

aa plate engo tharamo? No other comments!!!!

Lav said...

hey first time here...i love kerala food....hope to try ur dishes soon.

Lavanya

www.lavsblog.com

Michel said...

Very nice and tastefull. what is the red sidedish on the picture?

Vasavi Suresh said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. This green gram stir fry looks really tempting. Started following you.

Pratiba Bhat said...

The stir fries look simply divine :) Thank you for dropping by :) :) Happy to follow you :)

Shriya said...

Hi sarah, I've tried your Stir Fry recipe, came out really good and tasty. I've also posted it in my site. Check out!! Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe.

Indian Cuisine Blogroll said...

Sarah,
Made this cherupayar thoran the other day..my favorite thoran..yum..
Deepa

Anonymous said...

you mentioned garlic in the item list but says to crush ginger in the preparation part. i dont think you use ginger in this one at all

Sarah Naveen said...

@ Anon...
hey thanks for letting me know that minor mistake...i appreciate ur time for this.

sorry to say that i have to contradict you in this...you can add ginger and garlic in what ever you want.its purely ur discretion.. I doubt whether there is any hard n fast rule as to not to.

priyajim said...

hi just to tell u that i never heard ginger is is using for this recepie......

Sarah Naveen said...

@ Priya..Thanks for ur insight...
I add ginger and garlic to what ever i make and whatever I like....To give you a bit insight from my side , It helps you to avoid gastric problems which most of the people have when they take lentils and beans .
And honestly I put recipes here that I make, don't add it if you don't like it!!! period!!!

women-wisdom.com said...

Awesome thoran. Its nutritious fully stuffed with protiens. Thanks.

Hamsamalini Chandrasekaran,
http://indianyummykitchen.blogspot.com

Sonia said...

Awesome thoran. I just made it and served it with kanji for my husband who is fighting a cold. It was yummy!! :)

Sarah Naveen said...

Hey Sonia..
Great to hear u tried n liked it :-). ..hope he gets better soon !

anju said...

Hi,
I used to do cherupayar with crushed red chilly instead of green chilly and pepper. I tried this..Came out exactly same as in your picture. Delitious. I loved this .. Cant wait to make it again.

sheeba said...

This toran turned out delicious. Thank you for posting such yummylicious recipies.

Regards,
Sheeba

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