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Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Cherupayar kaya Erissery - Green gram dal with plantain curry

Green gram dal is a good source of protein and a healthy nutritious food.On the other hand plantain contains energy-giving fructose (low on the glycemic index), and good source of dietary fiber. Here is a delicious recipe made with whole green gram dal and plantain.


One raw plantain cut into small pieces
2 cups -Green gram dal
1 tsp - Red chili powder
1/2 tsp - Turmeric powder
Salt to taste

Grind to a paste

1/2 cup - Grated coconut
1 tsp - Jeera
1 - Shallot /small onion
1/2 tsp - Turmeric powder
1 tsp - Red chili powder


1 tbsp - Mustard seeds
3 - Shallots, diced
2 sprigs - Curry leaves
3 - Whole red chili


1 ) In a pot cook green gram dal and plantain in enough water with red chili powder, turmeric powder and salt. Otherwise you can pressure cook these ingredients. In 4 cups water pressure cook. After the first whistle, lower heat and cook for 5 to 10 minutes. Open cooker after cooling down.

2 ) Grind the ingredients listed to be ground to a smooth paste and add to the cooked green gram dal. Add more water to get a curry consistency. Check salt and adjust as required. Bring the curry to a boil and turn off the stove.

3 ) Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds and pop it. Then add shallot, curry leaves and whole red chilli. Season the curry with this seasoning.
Serve with rice or puttu.


Unknown said...

delicious............i tried this & came out really tasty. It reminds me "puzhukku".

Unknown said...

its a good recipe,i strongly recommened

Unknown said...

I loved this one. I didn't have green gram at home. So I used vanpayar instead. Next time i'll make it with green gram. I had invited my friends home for vishu and this was one of the dishes. They all loved it. Thanks Praveena chechi!

Anu said...

My husband has been asking for this erissery... i tried it as per your blog, and it cam out well!! Thank you.... :)). You've got a simple, easy to understand presentation.

Pravs said...

Hi Anu : Thanks for the feedback :D

Ramki said...

Hi Praveena,
Am blogging another of your recipes (Erissery) as a model recipe in the 1001 Kerala curries cookbook at http://ramkicooks.blogspot.com/

/Thanks for the recipe

Anonymous said...

Brilliant blog, I had not come across simplyspicy.blogspot.com before in my searches!
Carry on the good work!

Anonymous said...

Wow neat! This is a really great site! I am wondering if anyone else has come across something
similar in the past? Keep up the great work!

Anonymous said...


I have a inquiry for the webmaster/admin here at simplyspicy.blogspot.com.

May I use part of the information from your blog post above if I provide a link back to your site?


Pravs said...

hi jules : You want to use this recipe for your post and link here ?

Anonymous said...

by green gram dhall do u mean whole green mung or green colored mung dal

Pravs said...

Anonymous : I mean whole green gram dal. With the green skin on it.

jaya said...

Don't u need to soak green gram prior to cooking it with plantain?

Pravs said...

Jaya : There is no need to soak. But you can soak and cut down cooking time. Do try and let me know :)

Anonymous said...

TRIED IT. Very nice recipe. Good combo for rice.

Unknown said...

It's delicious. ...usually I forget every time how to prepare ..so whenever I want to prepare I will search in Google. ..Thanks praveena..