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.
Ingredients
  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
Preparation
  • 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

17 comments:

  1. wow indeed treat to eyes and tummy:) Looks very delicious:)
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  2. super tasty puzhukku!!!!I like all those puzhukku...I prefer to have it with hot black tea...

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  3. Awesome recipe and dish...yummy !!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  11. over interesting recipe!! lovely presentation!!

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