Payaru Kadaithal: Whole green gram dal curry
We normally make dal curry with Toor dal, Lentil, Moong dal and Channa dal. This is different from normal dal curry what we do as in regular recipe. Wonderful Aroma with crushed garlic and crushed pepper, cumin and coriander seeds, especially the smell of coconut oil. This recipe can be followed in whole green gram and horse gram.(Thatta payiru,Kollu payiru etc…) it is famous in Coimbatore
Payaru is Whole green gram is a popular food among vegetarians since it contains a lot of proteins and fibre and the main advantage of green gram that it helps in digestion and also control the amount of cholesterol content in our body. It contains a lot of minerals like calcium and potassium which was essential for enhancing the strength of bones and teeth.
Whole Green gram-1/2 cup
Green chillies-2 slit
Curry leaves-1 twig
Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
Salt 1 tsp
Coriander seeds-1 tsp
Cumin seeds-1 tsp
Coconut oil-1 tbsp
cooking oil-1 tbsp
Garlic crushed-3 pods
Heat pan dry roast Coriander seeds, cumin seeds and pepper corns, grind in to coarse powder.
Pressure cook whole Green gram add 2 cups of water, with turmeric powder for 3 to 4 whistle.
when pressure reduces mash it to smooth.
Heat pan with both oil, add chopped onion, curry leaves and Green chilies, saute for a while.
Add crushed Garlic and ground powder, the wonderful smell of crushed pepper, garlic and coconut oil will reach your nose.
Now add mashed green gram and Salt mix well. Allow it to boil for 3 minutes.
Serve with hot steamed rice or Roti.