Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Green gram curry

I learnt this curry from my mom. I usually serve this with chapathis but you can use it as a side-dish or add more water and make it as a gravy for white rice. The curry has a different flavor which complements the chapathis very well. This side dish is very simple to make and has all the goodness intact as we only pressure-cook the green grams. If you had added more water when cooking the legumes then strain the excess water, add some salt and drink it. It contains all the nutrients. Use the same water if you need the curry to be more gravy-like.

~*What U Need*~
Green gram – 1 cup
Large Onion – 1
Medium tomato – 1
Green chilli – 1
Curry leaves – 1 sprig
Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
Red chilli powder – ½ tsp
Coriander powder – 1 tsp
Water – as needed
Oil – 2 tbsp
Salt – as needed

How I Made it:
Clean the green gram well and pressure cook for 3 whistles. The green grams should not turn mushy but should be cooked well. Chop the onions and tomatoes.
Heat oil and add the mustard seeds and allow to splutter. Next add the curry leaves and green chilli and fry well. Add the chopped onions and sauté till transparent. When done, add the tomatoes and fry well. Now add in the turmeric, coriander and chilli powders and salt and fry till the oil oozes out. Add the green gram and combine well.
Add water till the required consistency. Combine well and cook in medium flame for 3-5 mins. Do a taste check and off the flame.

Serve with chapathis.

So thats it Folks...
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38 comments:

  1. love the curry dear.a box of protien packed with love.loveing it

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  2. Lovely dish... it is also known as "Pacha Payiru Kadaisal"... isn't it? It is very famous in Kongu region ... loved it:)
    Reva

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  3. Very healthy and delicious recipe.. looks simply inviting :)
    Indian Cuisine

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  4. I too make this curry often as a side dish for chapathis...your curry looks delicious

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  5. delicious looking combination with green gram

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  6. My fav kind of curry... this and few rotis... my cravings are satisfied...
    Krithi's Kitchen

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  7. Looks delicious and new recipe to me .... Happy to follow u ...

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  8. Nutritious and protein rich curry,delicious..

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  9. simple and healthy curry, nice combo with rotis

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  10. different one...never heard...looks soo healthy..
    thanks for sharing..

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  12. Nice recipe...Very flavorful...

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  13. Nice and flavorful recipe...

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  14. love such healthy n yummy dishes.

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  15. This is a yummy curry. :D Looks great :D

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  16. Its first time here. Thanks for sharing such healthy curry for chapathi and luv it...

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  17. such a healthy and yummy sundal curry :) I too posted a green gram recipe :) cheers, Priya

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  18. I love this and same as you I love it with more gravy!! Yummy!

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  19. green gram is something i would cook very often, should try ur version next time, this is so easy to whip up!

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  22. This is perfect with both rice and roti,I love it rice the best, nice recipe!

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  23. I love this combo of roti and green gram curry!! Comfort food i must say:-)

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  24. Very nutritious and it makes a nice lunch!

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  26. i am thinking they would be perfect with rotis..

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