Green Gram / Cherupayar Parippu Curry


This is a vegetarian curry preparation with green gram. A perfect side dish for sadya, with the combination of papad and pickle. Green gram should be slightly roasted before cooking it.


  • Green gram / cherupayar – 1/2 cup
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 teaspoon
  • Grated coconut – 1/2 cup
  • Cumin seeds –  1/4 teaspoon
  • Green chilies – 2
  • Garlic – 2
  • Dried red chilly – 1
  • Pearl onions – 4
  • Curry leaves – A few


  1. Grind grated coconut with cumin seeds, green chilies and garlic to a very fine paste.
  2. Pressure cook the green gram after slightly roasted, adding turmeric powder,salt and enough water until done. The green gram should be slightly mashed up.
  3. Add the ground coconut paste, 1 cup hot water and bring to a boil. Cook for 5 minutes until the curry turns medium thick. The curry will thicken a lot over time so adjust the consistency accordingly and turn off.
  4. Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds.When it splutters, add red chilly, pearl onions, curry leaves and saute until onion turns brown.Pour this over the curry.


3 Comments Add yours

  1. Kurian says:

    Thank you for the recipe Anu
    Didn’t see you for sometime. Hope everything okay

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Anu Yalo says:

      You are welcome .
      I was on vacation last month 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Kurian says:

        Welcome back Anu


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