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Green Gram Thoran (Kerala Style)

Jithin Raj
10 minutes
Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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ABOUT Green Gram Thoran (Kerala Style) RECIPE

Its a very famous side dish of Kerala.Used as an accompaniment Porridge/Roti/Rice.Inspiration is totally from my childhood.I remember my granny serving this thoran for my grandpa along with Kanji as it is called in Kerala also known as porridge hot.Yummmm

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Everyday
  • Kerala
  • Pressure Cook
  • Side Dishes
  • Healthy

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. • Payar / Mung bean - 1/2 cup • Green chilli - 1 small • Grated coconut - 1/2 cup • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp • Cumin powder - 1/2 tsp • Curry leaves • Garlic - 2-3 pods (small) • Small onion - 2-3 • Dried red chilli - 1 • Curry leaves • Mustard seed • Oil • cottage cheese.Salt


  1. Initial preparation •	Wash the Payar/Mungbeans. •	Grind together the coconut with green chilli , 1-2 curry leaves, garlic, turmeric and cumin powder and keep it aside (ground paste).
  2. Steps: 1.	Cook the Payar in a pressure cooker with 1-2 cups of water and salt, let it make 4-5 whistles. 2.	Heat oil a pan , add mustard seeds, when it finish spluttering, add sliced small onion, red chilly and curry leaves.
  3. 3.	Add the ground paste and stir it well for 2-3 minutes until it is fried. 4.	Add the cooked payar and the fried coconut mix.Add small chunks of cottage cheese to it.It adds richness
  4. 5.	Cover it and cook for 2-3 minutes in a reduced flame. 6.	Mix well and add some curry leaves before turning off the fire.

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Anupama Kumari
Anupama Kumari   Jul-26-2016

Never heard of this dish but it sounds good

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