Cherupayar Thoran (Moong Dal Stirfry)

by KarthikaRG
This is a high protein, no oil version of south indian side dish.Green moong dal is cooked and stir fried with coconut and mild spices. Cherupayaru Thoran is a very simple dry curry made with green gram. It can be had as a side dish for rice kanji (porridge), rice and even as an evening snack.
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Cuisine Kerala
Prep Time 20 minutes
Servings
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Ingredients
Cuisine Kerala
Prep Time 20 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Votes: 2
Rating: 3
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Instructions
  1. Wash and soak the moong dal in water for around 5- 6 hrs.
  2. Drain the water used for soaking, and cook the dal in fresh water. Close and cook on medium low flame till the moong dal is soft. Make sure that the dal doesn’t overcook and turn mushy.
  3. While it is cooking, make the coconut mixture by mixing together the grated coconut, chopped garlic, cumin seeds, turmeric powder and chili powder.
  4. While it is cooking, make the coconut mixture by mixing together the grated coconut, chopped garlic, cumin seeds, turmeric powder and chili powder.
  5. Keep the 'thoran' in low flame for another 5-7 mins.Serve with rice and curd.

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