Friday, October 05, 2007

Cherupayar Kaya Puzhukku

Made with green gram dal and unripe plantain, this is a tasty puzhukku.


2 cups - Green gram dal
1 - Unripe plantain, chopped with the skin
Salt to taste

Coarsely grind

1 cup - Grated coconut
1 to 2 - Shallot
4 to 5 - Green chili
1/2 tsp - Cumin seeds


1 tsp - Mustard seeds
2 sprigs - Curry leaves


1 ) In a pressure cooker, cook green gram dal and plantain with 4 cups water. Add salt to taste. After the first whistle, lower heat and cook for 5 minutes. Turn off the stove, cool and open the cooker.

2 ) Coarsely grind ingredients listed without any water. Add the ground mixture to the cooked green gram dal. Mix well. Add little water if there is no water after cooking green gram dal. Keep the cooker back on stove and just cook for a minute, so the ground ingredients are lightly cooked. Turn the stove off.

3 ) Heat a pan with coconut oil / sesame oil. Add mustard seeds and pop, then add curry leaves. Pour the seasoning over the puzhukku.

Serve with Kanji or rice or chapati.

Also check out Cherupayar Kaya Erissery


Kribha said...

I make a green gram subzi with aloo. Never tried it with plantains. Nice recipe and picture. Looks comforting.


Wow,Good idea to add green gram dal with plantain..I too have one in my archive a little similar to yours..!Thanx for sharing the recipe..:)

remya said...

i make this puzhukku for kanji...nalla combinationaallee...lovely pic...

Rina said...

Lovely Pic and recipe.

Sirisha Kilambi said...

Nice pic dear.....And an equally nice recipe :-)

Sharmi said...

looks so good! how do you do that simply spicy thing in your pic? is it photoshop?

Richa said...

hey, that's a nice combo, adding plaintain sounds good :)

neroli said...

Dear Pravs, thank you again for a lovely recipe that are simple and complete, all at the same time.

It's such a comfort, this dish!

Seena said...

me too was about to post one like this..liked this one..

Suganya said...

I recently came across kanji with cherupayar. I should try this once.

Vcuisine said...

An interesting recipe Pravs. Viji

Happy cook said...

They are just delicious. I can eat them just like that, but then with roti it is also super

Padma said...

Wow that looks awesome, never tried green gram with plantain ever! wondering how this might taste :-O

Mocha said...

You know to make a simple recipe and present it with all the respect it need. Love the picture

Lissie said...

kanjium puzhukkum, great combination! i simply love this!!

Anonymous said...

I love this puzhukku....but my mom makes it with black eye peas, so I've been making that with plantain. Now I'll have to try your version with green gram.


Pravs said...

Kribha: Oh i have not made that combo. Green gram and plantain is really good.

Raks : You are welcome :) I checked you plantain recipe. That's something to try for me.I would recommend you to try this puzhukku recipe.

Remya : Oh yeah..nalla combo..also a papaddam too :)

Rina : Thanks rina :D

Sirisha : Thanks :D

Sharmi : Yes it is.

Richa : This is how my mom always cooks this puzhukku. Try it, i bet you will love it.

Neroli : Thanks :D I hope you will try this recipe. These are simple food at its best. Kanji, puzhukku, pappad..hmmm..very comforting.

Seena : Let me see your recipe post too :)

Suganya : You should give this a try. you can have this with roti too.

Viji : Thanks :D

Happy cook : yes its good with roti. Also you can have just the puzhukku too.

Padma : Go ahead and make this puzhukku. It's really tasty.

Mocha : Thanks Mocha :D. So kind of you to say that.

Lissie : Now what do i say, you already love it :D

Rg : Hey, where were you all these days ??? Didn't see any comments from you. Hope you are doing well :D I have not tried with black eye peas.

Prajusha said...

kanjiyum puzhukkum ,nalla combo.
Nice pic.

A kitchen scientist & a white rat hubby!!! said...

love both cherupayar and vayakka, but have not made them together yet!!..will definitely try this combination

Puspha said...

Never heard of this this. Thanx for sharing.

Linda said...

Hi Pravs, this is a great new dish to me -- only the second time I have seen a recipe calling for the whole plantain skin and all! I'll definitely be trying -- thanks :)

Anonymous said...

what do you use to grind coconut without water/other liquid?

Pravs said...

Anonymous : Do not add any water.. just coarsely grind in blender. Should not become a smooth paste.