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Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Cheru Payaru Thoran Recipe|Pachai Payaru Thoran Recipe|Green gram stir fry| Onam sadya recipe

The thoran which I am posting today gives me some nostalgic feeling about my maternal grandmother and my mom. In my opinion, they both are the best cooks I have ever met. In my childhood, I love to have this thoran whenever my grandmother prepares this. I got this recipe from the handwritten note shared by my mom. It is very simple and we can make it in a jiffy. Whenever I ran short of veggies, I prepare it in home. Let us go for this thoran preparation:

Green gram(Cheru payaru/Pachai payaru) - 3/4 cup
Salt - as required
To Grind:
Coconut - 1/4 Cup(Grated)
Jeera(Cumin seeds) - 1/4 tsp
Garlic - 4 cloves
Chilli Powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp
To Temper:
Oil - 1 tsp
Mustard - 1 tsp
Curry Leaves - few
1. Pressure cook the green gram with little salt. Don't overcook and mash the dal. It should be cooked properly. 
2. Meanwhile grind the items under 'To grind' to a coarse mixture. Initially pulse the cumin and garlic once. Then add the other items and grind it.(It should not be smooth)
3. In a pan, add some oil. Allow the mustard seeds and curry leaves to crackle. Then add the ground mixture and cook till the raw smell of the masala leaves. Then add the cooked green gram and gently mix till everything is well combined. Switch off the flame.
Serve the yummy thoran with rice and any curry of your choice.

Points to remember:
  • While tempering you can use dry red chilli as well.
  • Don't overcook or undercook the greengram. Cook it properly  to get perfect thoran.
Warm Regards,
Happy's Cook - Divya


  1. I love to eat this thoran with kanji....:))..me 2 love it :)

  2. healthy thoran and a perfect combo for kanji

  3. ooooooooh I love green grams , will definitely give this try


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