Green Gram Thoran (Kerala Style) | How to make Green Gram Thoran (Kerala Style)

By Jithin Raj  |  23rd Jul 2016  |  
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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

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Green Gram Thoran (Kerala Style)

Ingredients to make Green Gram Thoran (Kerala Style)

  • • 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

How to make Green Gram Thoran (Kerala Style)

  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.

My Tip:

Do not add too much onion. Do not overcook green gram. Add a bit of coconut milk to elevate the flavour. I like it mushy so please cook the gram according to your preference.

Reviews for Green Gram Thoran (Kerala Style) (1)

Anupama Kumari3 years ago

Never heard of this dish but it sounds good