Sunday, November 18, 2012


Green Gram/Cherupayar  Curry  Recipe @

When fresh peas are not available or when you want to try a nutritious legume, green gram (mung bean) is the perfect choice. They are available any time of the year.

Not only these are an excellent source of cholesterol lowering fiber, protein and important minerals, they can be served as dessert, pancake, porridge or beverage.

This Green Gram/Cherupayar  Curry  is prepared using dried whole green gram, soaked in water for 2-6 hours before boiling them until soft. The longer you soaked, the shorter time is needed to cook them.

This spicy curry goes well with  puttu, dosa, rice or roti.

Serves    :     3-4

1 cup whole green gram boiled
1 onion chopped
1 tomato chopped
2 cloves garlic
1 tsp minced ginger
1 tsp garam masala
1-2  tsp chili powder
1 tablespoon  ground coriander
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp mustard seed
2 green chili slit
1 tablespoon tamarind paste
1 sprig curry leaves
2 tablespoon oil
sat to taste


Soak green gram for 2-3 hours. Rinse and boil until 3/4 cooked.

Combine tamarind with 1/2 cup water, strain to obtain the juice.

Heat the oil, splutter the mustard seed, add in onion, ginger, garlic and curry leaves, cook until onion turns soft.

Add the tomato, cook until it turns soft.

Add in chili powder, turmeric, green chili, ground coriander, ground cumin , little water and salt. Cook until oil separates.

Now add the cooked green gram,  2-3 cups water and tamarind juice, simmer and bring to boil.

Add the garam masala and additional salt if needed, simmer for 1-2 minutes,

Remove from heat, serve hot with rice, flat bread or puttu.

Green Gram/Cherupayar  Curry recipe @

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Unknown said...

Looks delish. Was sitting here wondering what to make for dinner tomorrow. Might just have to do an Indian themed evening meal.
Comfort food!!
Cheers, Gee

Swathi said...

Delicious cherupayaru curry.

Choc Chip Uru @ Go Bake Yourself said...

This curry looks absolutely heavenly :D


Vimitha Durai said...

Love this with puttu... nice healthy dish

Unknown said...

Yummy curry,luks tempting...

Unknown said...

LOved the snaps..the curry looks very healthy and tasty...

Hari Chandana P said...

Such a healthy and delicious side dish.. looks yummy !!
Indian Cuisine

divya said...

Looks sooo good.. such tempting pics.

Priya Suresh said...

Nutritious curry,i can have it with anything.

Balvinder said...

We love green mung beans in our home but never ever cooked with tamarind past.Its anew recipe for me to try.

mjskit said...

I've only eaten green gram (mung beans as I know them) a couple of time. They were quite good. I can imagine how good they are in this curry. What a healthy and tasty recipe! Your pictures are great as always!

Unknown said...

Stopping in from "The Simple Things" that looks so good, I'm going to try it :)

Aruna Manikandan said...

looks healthy and delicious :)

Suja Manoj said...

Comfort dish,healthy and tasty

Julie said...

healthy & nutritious curry!]
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cookingvarieties said...

hi dear, wow! so many interesting spices added. must be delicious with rich flavors - bookmarked with thanks..must try this. have a nice day

Lifewithspices said...

love the flavors in it..

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Danielle said...

This looks super delicious (your photos are amazing, by the should do a "how I take great food photos" post sometime). I have heard of mung beans, but have never seen an actual recipe for them before.

Just curious: are your recipes eggless because of a food allergy?

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Katerina said...

This is a beautiful hearty curry!

Faseela said...

delicious n yummy

Home Cooked food said...

all time favorite mung beans.

Srividhya Ravikumar said...

looks yum...

Unknown said...

Sounds delicious!

Unknown said...

Yum! Sounds awesome! Would love it if you linked up on my blog hop Also let me know if you'd like to follow each other!

Diane Balch said...

I love mung beans and haven't made them in years. I will pin this recipe and make it soon. Thanks for sharing it on foodie friday.

Katherines Corner said...

Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog hop xo

Jessi @ Practically Functional said...

Ooh yum, looks good! Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

The Narcissist said...

Its a mallu curry isnt it? It was my grandfathers favorite.

debajyoti said...

i think, even i can try this. it's not that complicated. and the dish looks delicious!! would love to have it with puttu.