Friday, September 6, 2019

Cherupayaru Thoran | Pachai Payaru Thoran | Onam Sadya Recipe

Cherupayaru Thoran, a delicious and easy to make healthy accompaniment from green moong dal. Green moong dal is know by various names in South India like "Pachai Payaru","Siru Payaru" & "Cherupayaru" and it's commonly made as accompaniment for breakfast in south tamilnadu & kerala along with puttu,kali & kanji varieties. Recently when i search for onam recipes, i came to know that this cherupayaru is also served as one of the sadya menu in Onam festival. Though it sounds so simple, it tastes so  awesome with wonderful coconut flavor. If you haven't tried this recipe before, do give it a try, it can even be served as snacks for the evening time too like the sundal. Now let's check out the recipe.

Cherupayaru Thoran | Pachai Payaru Thoran

Preparation Time : 6 hrs | Cooking Time : 15 minsServes : 2-3 
Recipe Category: Accompaniment | Recipe Cuisine: Indian
Ingredients
Green Moong Dal -1/2 cup
Salt - to taste
To grind
Grated coconut - 2 tbsp
Peal onion - 1 nos
Garlic pods-1(small)
Cumin seed- 1/4 tsp
Turmeric powder - 2 pinch
To Temper
Coconut oil - 1 tsp
Mustard & urad dal - 1/4 tsp
Red chili -1 
Curry leaves- few

Procedure
First soak the green moong dal for 6 hrs, then discard the soaked water and add into the pressure cooker along with fresh water.Add salt enough for dal and pressure cook it for 2 whistle. Add all the ingredients listed under "To grind" into mixie jar and grind into coarse mixture.Heat the pan with coconut oil and temper the ingredients listed under "To Temper". Then add the grounded coconut mixture and saute it in the oil for 3-4 mins, then add the cooked moong dal.Mix it well with the tempering and let it set in the flame for few more mins and then switch off the flame.Tasty and healthy Pachai Payaru Thoran is ready. Serve it as the accompaniment for breakfast or lunch. We had it with Ragi Puttu.
Notes:
  • If you soaked the moong dal for overnight, then one whistle is enough for pressure cooking the moong dal.
  • To want more spice, add a green chili along with "To grind" ingredients and grind it.
  • Coconut oil gives great flavor to this thoran.

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