Jan 31, 2012

Green gram curry / Pachapayaru curry!!!!

Hi guys!!!

I try really hard to include pulses in our diet on a regular basis. Everytime I try to prepare something with healthier ingredients I have to come up with the usual "I am not eating healthy because of u Ganesh" card and succeed in making him eat :-)

The green gram curry used to be a regular back at my home. Almost once in a week mom used to prepare this curry for chapathi. I love this curry and try to prepare it atleast once in a month now. The curry tastes great and can be prepared quickly as well. 

Lets look at the recipe now.


Whole green gram - 1 cup
Tomato - 1 medium
Green chilli - 1 or 2
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Corriander powder - 1 tsp
Grated coconut - 1/2 cup
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Salt - as required

To season:
Oil - 2 tbsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - a bunch


1. Pressure cook the green gram for 10 minutes and set aside. There is no need to soak overnight.
2. Heat oil in a kadai and add all the items required for seasoning. Next add the chopped chillies and tomato and saute till the tomatoes are cooked.
3. Next add the cooked green gram along with a 1/2 cup of water ( add water according to the consistency of the gravy required). 
4. Now add all the masala powders and salt and mix well. Close the lid and cook for 5 - 10 minutes.
5. Meanwhile, grind the coconut along with the cumin seeds to a paste. 
6. When the gravy no longer releases raw smell from the masala powders, add the ground coconut paste and mix well. Let the curry simmer for 5 minutes.

Serve hot with chapathis.


  1. I made a similar one last week. I try hard to include lentils in our weekly menu as well. Simple source of protein!

    1. What is with men and healthy eating anyway!!! Yeah easy reach protein.. We have gotta struggle to make the family healthy right :)


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