Cook green gram(whole) with salt and keep aside.
Grind together 2 onions, ginger and garlic.
Heal oil in a pan or a kadai.
Add cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, perinjeerakam and allow them to splutter.
Add onion-garlic-ginger paste and saute, till light brown.
Add tomato puree and mix well.
Add chilly powder, coriander powder, chicken masala, salt and saute.
Add the cooked cherupayar and allow it to boil.
Once it starts boiling, add milk and let boil for a min.
Garnish Cherupayar Curry with curry leaves or coriander leaves.
:- Serve Cherupayar Curry hot with chappathis.