Cherupayar Mezhukkupuratti - Greengram
Cherupayar Mezhukkupuratti - Greengram

“Kanjiyum Payarum” – Combination of Rice Gruel and Green Gram curry is a very traditional food in Kerala.This combination is served to Kerala schools as it’s a simple nutritious combo. In some Christian churches green gram dishes with Kanji is served as a Nercha (offering), especially on Good Fridays. It can be consumed as breakfast/ snack also. In this no coconut is added. But I will introduce green gram with coconut in upcoming posts.

Best Combination

  • Kanji (Rice gruel) + Pappadam + Pickle
  •  Rice + Chammanthi
  •  Puttu (Steamed rice cake) + Pappadam


  • 1. Green gram - 1/2 Cup - Boiled
  • 2. Shallots - 1/4 Cup - Chopped
  • 3. Garlic - 1/2 Teaspoon - Finely chopped
  • 4. Red chilly flakes - 2 Teaspoon
  • 5. Mustard seeds - 1 Teaspoon
  • 6. Curry leaves - 2 Stem
  • 7. Coconut oil
  • 8. Salt


  1. Soak the green gram overnight which yields around 1 1/2 cup next day.
  2. Cook the soaked green gram in 1 1/2 cup water without adding salt. (It’s cooked fast without adding salt)
  3. Heat oil in a pan and splutter the mustard seeds.
  4. Add garlic and saute till it gets a brown color.
  5. Add curry leaves and saute.
  6. Add shallots and salt and saute well till brown color in a medium heat.
  7. Lower the heat, add chilly flakes and saute it till raw smell goes, without burning.
  8. Add green gram, mix well and saute for 30 seconds.
  9. Switch off the flame and serve.
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