Sep 18, 2011

Simple Green Gram Curry(Pachapayaru Curry)

A simple protein rich curry which is best with hot roti or rice....I love the spices which goes in this 

curry..That makes this simple dish even more tasty...

So hope you all like it and let me know what you think...


Green Gram / Pacha payaru-1 cup
Onion-1 chopped
Tomato-2 chopped
Coriander powder / Malli podi-1 tblspn
Red Chilli powder -1tsp
Turmeric powder / Manjal podi-1 tsp
Garam masala powder-1 tsp
Cumin seeds / Jeerakam-1 tsp
Ghee-1 tblspn
Oil-1 tsp
Salt to taste
Sugar -1 tsp
Coriander leaves/Cilantro for garnishing


Pressure cook dal till completely cooked...If you press it with your fingers it should get mashed...

Heat oil and ghee in a kadai..Crackle some cumin seeds..

Add in onions and cook till golden..

Add in all spice powders and mix well..

Throw in the tomatoes and cook till mushy..Add required amount of water and bring that to boil..

Add in the cooked dal and mix well..

Season with salt and sugar...Simmer this for 10 mins..

Garnish with cilantro and serve with roti or rice..

Take all your ingrediants
Take your green gram dal

Pressure cook till mushy
Crackle cumin seeds

add in onions
and throw in spice powders

Add more spices
throw in tomatoes

Mix well

Cover and cook till....


Add some water

Now goes the cooked dal...
Season with some salt and sugar
Simmer for a while
Garnish with cilantro

Best with roti...


  1. Healthy curry..I make thisoften..

  2. yummy..
    I like it..
    can take with roti or rice :)

  3. De la saveur, des épices... très certainement succulent.

  4. Healthy and delicious recipe.. looks absolutely delicious.. awesome job dear :)
    Indian Cuisine

  5. This might be simple but thsoe curries are yummiest.Wit a piece of naan:))

  6. Green gram curry looks to be deliciously prepared and is a healthy recipe. Also loved the presentation.
    Hamaree Rasoi

  7. hey very easy recipe..i did today it cameout good...yum yum..

  8. Can we put ginger garlic paste in this???

  9. Can we put ginger garlic paste in this???

  10. Can u tell the number of whistles?

    1. for cooking green gram. Take 1 cup of green gram in a cooker, add three cups of water and cook for 3 whistle. Simmer for 10 mins. Then turn off the heat and let the pressure go all by itself

  11. Hi Arthur,
    The green gram curry turned out very well 😃 I couldn't post a foto of it 😃

  12. hi aarthi..i followed your receipe n it came out tasty..:-) just one mom n mother in law asked me to soak green gram for about n hour n then go for did not mention anything like that..kindly clarify :-)

    1. if u use presure cooker, no need to soak. but if you want, you can just soak it and use

  13. Hi Aarthi, Do we need to fry green gram before boil?

  14. we had it for chapathi yesterday.It turned out very well.Your step by step pictures are awesome


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