Moong Bean / Green gram stir fry with coconut (Cherupayar Thoran - Kerala Style)

Mung bean stir fry with coconut, garlic and green chilly. A relatively simple Kerala side dish - prepared together with rice/rice porridge/kanji for lunch. A comfort food and a very common dish at Kerala homes. I always get good quality organic dal and pulses from Bigbasket's organic section, when I was in Bangalore.

Moong Bean / Green gram stir fry with coconut (Cherupayar Thoran - Kerala Style)Mung bean stir fry with coconut, garlic and green chilly. A relatively simple Kerala side dish - prepared together with rice/rice porridge/kanji for lunch. A comfort food and a very common dish at Kerala homes. I always get good quality organic dal and pulses from Bigbasket's organic section, when I...

Summary

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  • Courseside dish
  • Cuisinekerala South Indian
  • Yield5 numbers 5 number
  • Cooking Time25 minutesPT0H25M
  • Preparation Time5 minutesPT0H5M
  • Total Time30 minutesPT0H30M

Ingredients

Pressure Cook
Whole Moon bean/moong dal/cherupayar
1 cup
Water
1 1/2 cups
Salt
Turmeric powder
1/4 teaspoon
Crush
Grated coconut
1 1/4 cups
Green chilli
5 numbers
Garlic (crushed)
1 teaspoon
Ginger (crushed)
1/2 teaspoon
Jeera
1 pinch
Stir Fry
Mustard seeds
1/4 teaspoon
Curry leaves
1 sprig
Shallot
6 numbers
Coconut oil

Steps

  1. Pressure cook - Clean the beans and add it in a pressure cooker. Add salt, turmeric powder and water. Pressure cook on medium high flame for two whistles.
    Moong Bean / Green gram stir fry with coconut (Cherupayar Thoran - Kerala Style)
    Moong Bean / Green gram stir fry with coconut (Cherupayar Thoran - Kerala Style)
  2. Crush - By that time, crush garlic, ginger and green chili well. Then add grated coconut and a pinch of jeera. Crush it just to blend everything well. Don't grind it. Keep it aside.
    Moong Bean / Green gram stir fry with coconut (Cherupayar Thoran - Kerala Style)
    Moong Bean / Green gram stir fry with coconut (Cherupayar Thoran - Kerala Style)
  3. Slice shallots. Heat oil in a pan. Splutter mustard seeds and then add curry leaves. Add shallots and saute it until soft and translucent. Add crushed mixture to the pan and saute for a couple of minutes. Don't let it brown.
    Moong Bean / Green gram stir fry with coconut (Cherupayar Thoran - Kerala Style)
    Moong Bean / Green gram stir fry with coconut (Cherupayar Thoran - Kerala Style)
    Moong Bean / Green gram stir fry with coconut (Cherupayar Thoran - Kerala Style)
  4. Then add cooked beans along with remaining water. Taste the beans and add more salt if needed. Raise the flame and keep sauteing the mixture till the water evaporates and the mixture is blended well.
    Moong Bean / Green gram stir fry with coconut (Cherupayar Thoran - Kerala Style)
    Moong Bean / Green gram stir fry with coconut (Cherupayar Thoran - Kerala Style)
  5. Enjoy with Rice/Rice porridge/kanji and Moru curry :)
Moong Bean / Green gram stir fry with coconut (Cherupayar Thoran - Kerala Style)

Notes

The cooking time for moong dal depends on the dal. I have seen moong dal in different sizes and with different cooking times. So check and cook as needed.