Ria's Collection: CHERUPAYAR ULARTHIYATHU / Stir fry with green grams

Monday, October 5, 2009

CHERUPAYAR ULARTHIYATHU / Stir fry with green grams

Everytime I eat this, it reminds me of my cousin Tia.She was ,is and forever will be an ardent fan of kanji and payar :-) I guess 'kanjiyum thayyirrrum payarum' was her favourite phrase when she was a baby! 'Thayir' means 'curd' in Malayalam,our mother tongue. So nowadays it is taken for granted that if Tia is visiting us, we will have kanji 'n' payar ready on the table :)This is a very common dish in every Malayalee household. I love the fact that it is very simple to cook but exceptionally tasty. 

This dish freezes very well! Our family is known for freezing curries because we never know when a guest can pop in :-) It is very often because we are now 73 members on my mom's side alone! :-D

Recipe source : Amma

Green grams/cherupayar - 1 cup
Shallots- 5
Garlic- 5 cloves
Dry Red Chillies- 3
Salt & Pepper -to taste
Curry leaf- 1 sprig
Oil- 3-4 tbsp (we prefer coconut oil)

  • Wash the gram very well under running water.
  • Soak green gram in 4 cups water for 20 mins.Drain.
  • Using a pressure cooker, cook the gram using 1 1/2 cup water and salt.
  • Grind shallots,garlic and dry red chillies together.
  • Heat oil, add the ground paste and saute till you get a nice aroma.
  • Add the cooked gram and mix well but carefully so that it doesn't get pasty.
  • If you like a drier version, pour  another 2-3 tbsp oil and saute well.
  • Add pepper to spice up the dish.
  • Garnish with curry leaf and serve hot with kanji/rice

That is my idea of comfort food!


Sanghi said...

Wow.. payeru recipe looks great ria!

Chef Jeena said...

Sounds very delicious, we use mung beans often so I can just taste the flavours now mmmmmmmmmm.

Prajusha said...

ummy. kanjiyud ekoode kazhikaan best:)

Tina said...

Dear kothivarunnu....pinne kasariyallo TV YIL......

saffronapron.blogspot.com said...

Love payaru. Pinne, the snaps are adi poli. Love the pista green shade. Alot of people have put up ullarthiya dishes today.

Priya dharshini said...

hi payaru luks yummy..
pls check my ongoing event "Diwali 2009" on my blog..

Thank u

Lena Jayadev said...

Ria....ithu adipolittooo... wonderful snap dear.. :)

Divya Kudua said...

Kanji and Payar..the perfect combo for comfort food:)

Where have you disappeared..??:):)

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