Cherupayar Thoran Kerala Style Recipe
Cherupayar thoran is South Indian Kerala style green mung bean with coconut and spices which makes a very delicious and healthy vegetarian/vegan side dish with rice for lunch or dinner.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
- 1 cup Green gram (whole green mung beans) green moong dal or cherupayar
- 3/4 cup Grated Coconut
- 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder
- 1/2 teaspoon minced or crushed garlic
- 1/4 teaspoon Salt adjust to taste
- 3 cups Water
Wash the green grams thoroughly and add them to a pan. Add the water.
Add salt as needed.
Heat the pan.Once the water starts boiling, reduce the heat, close the pan and cook in low flames for about 10 to 15 minutes.
Open the pan and see if the green grams are cooked. Cooking time may slightly vary.
Once the green grams are almost cooked, you can add grated coconut and turmeric and also the chopped garlic to it.
Stir well and close the pan and cook for another five minutes.
Open the pan and see if the water is fully evaporated, if not keep the pan opened and wait for few more minutes till all the water evaporates.
Once the water has completely evaporated and the green grams are very well cooked, you can stir well and remove the pan from the stove.
Serve hot with rice for lunch or dinner or this can be used for puttu (a popular Kerala breakfast) or any bread as you wish!
Calories: 286kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Sodium: 168mg | Potassium: 731mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1.2% | Vitamin C: 3.3% | Calcium: 7.8% | Iron: 22.6%