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Cherupayar Thoran


  • Moong dal(cherupayar) -100 gm
  • Onion – 1 medium
  • Green chili -3 finely chopped
  • Turmeric powder -1 tsp
  • Chili powder – 1/2 tbsp
  • Salt : needed
  • Oil – 2 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds -1 tsp
  • Curry leaves- few


Soak Moong dal(cherupayar) for 30 minutes. Cook 3 whistles in a pressure cooker with 1/2 tbs of salt. Once cooked off the flame.

In a pan add two tbs of oil. once become hot, splutter the mustard seeds. Then add red chili pieces and curry leaves. Stir it well, add chopped onion and green chili pieces.

Saute until onion turns it color slightly. Then add cooked Moong dal into pan. Add salt red chili powder, and turmeric powder. Stir it well and cook for 5 minutes.

Simple and healthy(Protien rich) Moong dal Thoran (cherupayar upperi) ready to serve

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