cherupayar thoran recipe kerala style

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.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 286kcal
Author Recipe Garden


  • 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: 60IU | Vitamin C: 2.7mg | Calcium: 78mg | Iron: 4.1mg