Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Cherupayar(Green Gram) Masala

During my younger days, my mother used to feed me dishes which had green gram as a major ingredient. She used to say that eating these food kept one healthy and resistant to common ailments. I would have appreciated what she told, much better, if I was aware of the health giving qualities of this wonderful pulse which formed an essential ingredient in all her dishes.

Last night I decided to make Green Gram masala n here u go!!!!

Green Gram whole-1 Cup
Onion-1 Big
Green chillies-2 chopped
Ginger/Garlic crished-1 Tbs each
Cumin-1/2 tsp
Corriander leaves-1 string

Turmeric Pwd-1/4 tsp
Chilly pwd-1 tsp
Corriander pwd-1 tsp
Garam masala-1/2 tsp
 Oil and salt as desired.

Pressure cook the green gram
Heat pan, add oil and splutter Cumin seeds
Add ginger,garlic,onion and green chillies
Once the onion turns light brown, add tomatoes  and saute till soft
Add all the masalas and salt
Now add the boiled green grams from the cooker and bring to boil
Granish with corriander leaves and chopped onions(soaked in some freshly squeezed lemon juice).

Serve with chappathi,rice or Puttu.


  1. hi yummy cherupayar its reaily delicious n healthy

  2. one of my fav!!! perfect with kanji..

  3. Perfect combo with roti..looks delicious

  4. Lovely cherupayar masala.......