Payar Thoran.

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Green gram(Cherupayar) – 1 cup
Grated Coconut – 1/2 cup
Shallot – 5-6 nos
Garlic pods – 2 nos
Ginger – A small piece
Green chillies – 4 nos
Red chilly powder – 1/2 tsp
Red Chillies – 1 no
Curry leaves – 1 stem
Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
Cumin seeds(Jeerakam) – 1/2 tsp
Oil – 1 tbsp


1) Cook the Green gram for about 2 whistles in a pressure cooker, cook almost 3/4th.

2) Grind the Grated coconut, Shallots, garlic, ginger,Cumin Seeds,Green chillies and salt.

3) Add the grinded mixture to the cooked green gram. Stir it well and simmer it for 5 to 10 minutes.

4)Heat oil in a pan.Add mustard seeds and allow it to splutter.

5)Add some chopped Shallots ana allow it to turn golden brown.

6) Add the chilly powder to it.

7) Add the cooked gram mixture to it and Stir it well till the water content evapourates and seems to be dry.

This dish will go fine with Rice.

:- Serve it hot after garnishing with Curry Leaves.

Recipe By

Kiran Mary.

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