Cherupayar- Pachakkaya Erissery / Green Gram – Raw Plantain Curry


1 raw plantain, cut into small pieces
1 1/2 cup green gram/ cherupayar
1/2 cup grated coconut
2 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp turmeric powder
3 shallots,sliced
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp mustard seeds
2 sprigs curry leaves
2-3 dry red chillies


  1. Grind grated coconut, cumin seeds, 1 tsp chilli powder, 1/2 tsp turmeric powder and 1 shallot to a smooth paste and keep it aside.
  2. Pressure cook green gram and plantain with 1 tsp chilli powder, 1/2 tsp
    turmeric powder and salt adding enough water for 1 whistle. Then lower
    the heat and cook for 5 minutes.
  3. Add the ground paste to the cooked green gram and mix well. Add more water if needed and check the salt. Cook for few minutes and remove from flame.
  4. Heat little oil in another pan, splutter mustard seeds. Add 2 sliced shallots, curry leaves and dry red chillies and add this to the curry…Serve hot with rice..

Recipe Source: Simply Spicy


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