Cherupayar Ularthiyathu / Green Gram Stir Fry / Nadan Cherupayar Recipe / ചെറുപയർ ഉലർത്തിയത്2015-09-22
- Yield : 1 Cup
- Servings : 2
- Prep Time : 10m
- Cook Time : 15m
- Ready In : 25m
Cherupayar Ularthiyathu / Green Gram Stir Fry / Nadan Cherupayar Recipe / ചെറുപയർ ഉലർത്തിയത്
Green gram, also known as mung bean is one of the best vegetarian superfoods that has been praised for its amazing health benefits.
It is a rich source of low fat protein, it has a wide amino acid profile and contains no trans or saturated fats. It has both insoluble and water soluble fibers that help to maintain a healthy appetite. Water soluble fiber helps to lower LDL cholesterol and protects from cardiovascular diseases. Green gram also contains folic acid, magnesium and vitamin B-6.
It digests slowly, gradually releasing sugar into the blood and helps to maintain the blood sugar level. It is said that the water in which green gram was soaked is a good medicine during cholera, measles and chicken pox.
- Green Gram / Cherupayar – 1 cup
- Turmeric Powder – 1/4 tbsp
- Red Chilly Powder – 1/2 tbsp
- Red Chilly Flakes – 1 tsp
- Shallots – 5 nos (sliced)
- Mustard Seeds - 1/4 tsp
- Water - 1 cup
- Coconut Oil – 4 tbsp
- Curry Leaves - few
- Salt to taste
Wash the cherupayar or green gram in water and soak it overnight.
Heat a pressure cooker and add green gram, salt, turmeric powder, 1 cup of water and cook for 2 whistles. Switch off the flame and let it cool.
Heat coconut oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. When the mustard starts to splutter, add curry leaves, sliced shallots and saute for 3 minutes. Add red chilly flakes, red chilly powder and saute for another 2 minutes.
Add cooked green gram to this and cook for 2 minutes. Mix slowly untill green gram is well coated with the shallot and dry chilly mix. Switch off the flame.
Tasty Cherupayar Ularthiyathu is ready.
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