Friday 27 July 2018

Kaya Cherupayar Puzhukku | Ethakka Cherupayar Curry | Kerala Style Green Gram Raw Plantain Mash

My hubby's aunt makes the best puzhukku that I have ever had.. Even if no non vegetarian dishes are there and there is only this puzhukku and some chammanthi and some pappadam, the kanji (rice gruel) sells like hot cakes in the household ;) Actually I started having this puzhukku after marriage only. My mother does not make them. It was the hubby who first made them for me :D But it was the aunt who actually made me fall in love with this dish. You can make it with any veggies, basically tubes like yam, colocassia etc in addition or instead of raw plantain. It tastes just awesome with kanji (rice gruel) and even good with chapathi. You can make it watery or with very less water as per your taste. It's so easy to make and rich in proteins and fibre and makes a wholesome meal with your kanji :)

Recipe Source: Ma

I Took: 

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Cooking Time: 30 minutes

Serves : 3-4 persons

I Used:

Cherupayar/Green Gram - ½ cup
Kaya/Raw plantain - 1 no - medium sized - chopped into small cubes
Green Chilly - 2 nos - slit
Turmeric powder - ¼ tsp
Salt - As Needed
Coconut Oil - 1 tbsp
Curry leaves - 2 sprigs

The Way:

1. For making this dish you can use either soaked or un-soaked green mung dal. If you soak for 2 to 3 hours, the cooking time will be little less. I soaked my dal overnight

2. Take the green gram in a pressure cooker.Add chopped raw plantain, slit green chillies, turmeric powder and salt

3. Add about 2 cups of water. If un-soaked dal is used, you may add an extra cup of water as it has to be cooked for 4-5 whistles more

4. Pressure cook them till done. I kept in high flame for 2 whistles and another 4-5 whistles in low flame

5. Once done, allow the pressure to release on it's own. Then open the lid and using a spatula or masher, mash the green gram and plantain very nicely

6. Then add water, as per your preference. If you need a more watery consistency add more water. allow it to come to a boil. And when done, switch off the flame. If you do not want it watery, then skip this step

7. Drizzle the coconut oil on top of the puzhukku and add the curry leaves and give a nice stir

Serve with kanji or chapathi as per your wish :)


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