Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Cherupayar Chena Puzhukku - Kerala Style

This is a very simple and tasty preparation of green gram/ cherupayar and yam/chena. This is usually served with hot rice porridge/ kanji(as we in Kerala) and chutta pappadam,during the rainy season. Different kind of puzhukku are made like muthira puzhukku, mambayar puzhukku, thorava puzhukku kadal-kaaya puzhukku, chena-pachakkaya , kappa-meen puzhukku and goes on. So have a taste of this and do lemme know if ever you cook it.
  1. Cherupayar / Green gram - 1 cup
  2. Chena / Elephant Yam - 1/2 cup
  3. Turmeric powder - 1.4 Tsp
  4. Rec Chilli powder - 1/2 Tsp
  5. Salt - as needed
  6. Garlic roughly crushed - 3 flakes 
  7. Curry Leaves - 2 Sprigs
To grind 
  1. Jeera /Cumin seeds - 1/2 Tsp
  2. Grated Coconut - 3/4 cup
  3. Green chilly - 3
To Temper
  1. Coconut Oil/ Oil - 1 Tbsp
  2. Mustard Seeds - 3/4 Tsp
  3. Dry red chilly - 2 - 3
  • Pressure cook green gram and yam with turmeric , salt and red chilly powder with required water. Wait for 3 whistles.
  • Open and mash the cooked green gram and yam with a spoon to a rough texture. (If water is excess, let it absorb but not fully, a little  is needed) As shown in the pic.
  • Meanwhile in a mixer grind the ingredients to a coarse paste under "To grind".
  • Add this grind mixture to the cooked daal. Add curry leaves and roughly crushed garlic.
  • Heat oil and temper the items as given in 'To Temper". Pour this onto the curry
  • Serve hot.
Do check out recipe of Shahi thukada/thukara @ Cook Click n Devour, i loved the simplicity of this recipe.

Sending this to 1st anniversary celebration with giveaways ! of cook click n devourWTML June 2014 hosted By The Big Sweet Tooth event by Gayathri


  1. super tasty puzhukku!!!!I like all those puzhukku...I prefer to have it with hot black tea...

  2. Awesome recipe and dish...yummy !!!

  3. an unusual combination, green grams and yam, but is healthy. Its a pleasure getting to know different cuisines through fellow bloggers.

  4. Such a delicious and healthy puzhukku, makes me hungry..

  5. Puzhukkum choodu chorum.....super tasty..never tried this combo..will try it soon

  6. Cherupayar chena puzhukku adipoli, missing fresh chena here.

  7. love the flavor of coconut with green gram........

  8. this looks so yum chechi... vaayil vellam varunnu... must make this combination some day...

  9. homely recipe.. love it
    great space you have here.. following u..

  10. over interesting recipe!! lovely presentation!!


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