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Green gram curry

Cherupayar/ pachai payaru Kulambu for rice. Simple curry recipe for rice .
Cook Time30 mins
Soaking overnight8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: South Indian
Keyword: curry for rice, green gram recipes, south indian curry
Servings: 4 people
Author: Jinoo Jayakrishnan
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  • 1 cup green gram - soaked overnight
  • 2-3 cloves garlic - chopped roughly
  • 1 medium tomato - chopped roughly
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • 2 no green chilli
  • 10-12 no small onions - sliced
  • 1 pinch asafoetida
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 2 tsp ghee


  • Soak the Green gram overnight, drain the water and pressure cook along with turmeric powder, garlic, tomatoes and salt.
  • Add water and mix once. Pressure cook for 4-5 whistles.
  • In a pan, heat oil, crackle mustard seeds, cumin seeds, curry leaves, green chilli slit.
  • Further, add onions, asafoetida a pinch and fry until its slightly brown.
  • Pour in the cooked dal. Mash it well until smooth and even.
  • Later, add 1/2 cup warm water to thin out the curry.
  • Lastly, add ghee on top and mix well. serve hot with rice.