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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Cherupayar Thoran/ Moong Daal Thoran / Green Gram Stir fry

Cherupayar Thoran / Moong Daal Thoran is a delicious dry dish rich in protein often served with rice or kanji.

  • Moong Daal / Cherupayar - 1 cup
  • Grated coconut - 3/4 cup
  • Cumin seeds- pinch
  • Garlic pods - 2 nos 
  • Turmeric powder - ¼ tsp 
  • Chilly powder - 1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  • Red Chilly -2 nos
  • Coconut Oil - 1 tbsp 
  • Curry leaves - A few
  • Salt to taste


  • Cook moong daal/ cherupayar in a pressure cooker with turmeric powder and water for 3 -4 whistle. 
  • Crush coconut, cumin seed, chilly powder and garlic. 
  • Add the coconut mix and salt to the cooked daal and mix well. 
  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Add mustard seeds and red chilli and let it splutter.
  • Add cooked daal and curry leaves, mix well.
  • Saute for a minute and remove from fire.
Recommended Combination: Cherupayar Thoran / Moong Daal Thoran can be served hot with Rice, Morucurry and Achar / kanji  .


  1. Nice one lakshmi..ethiri kanji kooti kayikkan enthu rasama :)
    lot of nice kerala recipes dear..great blog dear.

  2. Nice collection of recipes!This one sounds great too.I think you have a big collection of thoran recipes!Keep up the good work!

  3. Daal thoran is my favorite dish...You have wonderful collection of recipes

  4. wow, you have a good collection of kerala recipes out here. First time to your it.

  5. first time to ur blog. good one.. adn u have a good collection

  6. Nice blog and nice recipes. Keep posting.

  7. My Amma's fav.. Love it with rice.

  8. healthy and delicious thoran...