Green gram/Cherupayar Thoran


A vegetarian side dish for rice as well as rice gruel(Kanji) with green gram. Cherupayar thoran, Kadumanga(mango) pickle and pappadam(papad) are the best combination for kanji. It is a very simple dish and easy to prepare.


  • Green gram/Cherupayar – 1 cup
  • Coconut – 1/2 cup
  • Green chili – 2
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 teaspoon
  • Small Onion – 4
  • Garlic –  2 cloves


  1. Pressure cook green gram with salt till it becomes soft.
  2. Grind coconut with green chili,turmeric powder,cumin seeds,small onion,garlic and little curry leaves.
  3. Heat oil in a pan. Splutter mustard,add curry leaves and dry red chili.
  4. Add cooked green gram and coconut mixture.Mix it and cook for few minutes.


One Comment Add yours

  1. Kurian says:

    Yes good with kanji

    Liked by 1 person

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