Cherupayar / Mung  bean curry

Cherupayar / Mung  bean curry

cheruparar curry

Cherupayar / Mung bean curry is a simple to make; it’s very healthy and delicious. This green gram curry is a perfect side dish for dosa, kanji, puttu. This is the Kerala style curry by adding coconut paste. We can make this curry without coconut.

mung bean curry

It has some huge health benefits. Mung bean is a high source of manganese, potassium, copper, zinc and various B vitamins. Let’s see the making bellow with detailed video and step by step images. If you like this recipe, please subscribe our channel and send your feedback.


  1. Cherupayar / mung bean   ¾ cup (soaked)
  2. Green chili  1
  3. Onion  1 small size sliced
  4. Tomato  1 sliced
  5. Turmeric powder 1 teaspoon
  6. Red chili powder ½ teaspoon
  7. Grated coconut ¾ cup
  8. Water 3 cup
  9. Salt to taste
  10. Curry leaves
  11. Oil  1 table spoon
  12. Dry red chili
  13. Mustard seeds

Method for making Cherupayar / Mung bean curry

Add soaked cherupayar in a pressure cooker, add green chili, onions and tomato in it.

Now add turmeric powder, red chili powder and water. Pressure cooks it for 3 whistles in high flame.

In this time we want to make coconut paste. Add grated coconut in a blender, add water. Just blend it, do not make a fine paste.

Once the pressure settles open the lid and smash the cooked cherupayar using a spoon.Pour the coconut paste, little more water and salt to taste and mix well.

Allow it to boil and cook for 2 minutes. Transfer in to a serving pot, this is optional.

Heat oil in a small frying pan, add mustard seeds and allow it to splutter. Then add curry leaves and dry red chili in it, fry for seconds.

Cherupayar / Mung bean curry

Pour this in to the curry and mix well.