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cherupayar curry kerala style

Cherupayar Curry Kerala Style Recipe

Cherupayar curry Kerala style recipe with coconut is a simple, delicious and easy Kerala style green mung bean curry or green gram curry which is prepared using green grams (also known as cherupayar or pachai payaru) in South India. This can be enjoyed as a side dish with rice, kanji (Kerala style rice soup), puttu (Kerala breakfast item) etc.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2


  • Cherupayar or green mung beans (green grams) 1 Cup
  • Grated coconut or coconut flakes 1 cup
  • Water 5 to 6 Cups
  • Salt as required

Spices Used

  • turmeric powder ¼ tsp
  • red chili powder optional ¼ tsp
  • crushed garlic or garlic flakes 1 tsp
  • Coriander Powder 1 to2 tablespoons
  • garam masala curry powder 1 to 2 tsp optional

For seasoning

  • oil 1 tablespoon
  • Mustard seeds 1 tsp
  • Red chilies a few optional
  • Curry leaves a few optional


  • Heat oil in a pressure cooker and splutter mustard seeds.
  • Fry red chilies and curry leaves to make the tadka or seasoning.
  • Add the green grams (mung beans or cherupayar), coconut and all spices, mix everything well and slightly saute for 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Add the water and salt, mix everything well and close the pressure cooker with the lid(don't forget the valve and always follow the instructions in the manual for safety).
  • Cook for about 7 to 8 minutes or until 1 whistle (some pressure cookers have whistle feature).
  • Switch off the stove after the above mentioned time, your curry should be cooked and ready by this time.
  • Allow the pressure cooker to cool down.
  • Once the pressure cooker is cooled enough, you can open the lid of the pressure cooker. Serve the cherupayar curry hot or at room temperature for lunch or dinner along with rice or chapathi, dosa, puttu etc as you wish!


This cherupayar curry Kerala style recipe  is one of the most healthy coconut dal recipes and we have other Kerala style recipes made out of this green gram or cherupayar. Even we have more ways to prepare this cheurpayar curry, including recipes without coconut and recipes with adding other vegetables to the curry. They are all healthy vegetarian dal recipes full of protein and fiber.