Thursday, February 13, 2014

Kerala Special Payiru Curry - Whole Moong Dhal Curry


Nool Puttu & Kerala Payiru kari

This curry has been taken by Keralites as their morning breakfast.
They Take this as a side dish for idiyapam(nool puttu),puttu , apaam It goes well with other food also.

Kerala Payaru kaRi – Whole Moong Dhal Gravy
Whole Moong Dal : 150 gram
Onion – 1 no
Tomato – 1 no
Green chilli (slit) – 3 nos
Ginger grated – 1 tspn
Garlic - 2 nos  (crushed)
Turmeric powder – ¼ tspn
Coconut milk powder – 1tspn
Salt – to taste
For tempering
Oil – 3 tspn ( sunflower oil or coconut oil KL Nimal Brand)
Mustard seeds – ½ tspn
Curry leaves – few
Whole red chilli – 2
Small onion – 2 nos
Soak moong dal overnight, next day morning wash and drain the water.
Add 350 ml water chopped onion, diced tomato, garlic,ginger, salt green chili, turmeric,.
Dissolve coconut powder in a hot water and add it to dal 
close the cooker and leave for 3 to 4 whistles. 
Remove from the gas stove after pressure is released mash slightly with masher.
Finely, temper with given ingredients and add it to moong dal.

Note Instead of coconut powder you can use fresh coconut milk.
This Kerala Special Payiru kari goes very well with idiyappam (Spring hoppers) , Puttu, AAppam.
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  1. wow such an comforting and healthy curry :) looks very inviting !!

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  3. wow Idiyappam with peas curry,yummy!!! I like it so much, thanks for sharing this food guide.


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