July 13, 2008

Payar Sundal-Green Gram Sundal (Thoran) for Navratri

Now that I have started working again, I have started using recipes from my quick 'n' easy recipes archive. Not only do I focus on minimum chopping and dicing, but I also look at usage of pots and pans since TH washes the dishes and I don't like to use up too many.

This recipe using Pacha payar (known as pesara pappu in Telugu and payatham paruppu in Tamil) and coconut is something mom used to make as an accompaniment to breakfast. We used to eat it as is mostly and my dad loves it!

Its ridiculously simple to make and though I call it thoran, it uses just 3-4 ingredients and doesn't follow the usual recipe for thoran. Its also very healthy since it uses very little oil and no spices.

Payar Sundal-Green Gram Sundal (Thoran) for Navratri
Green Gram Sundal Recipe

Serves 2

Pacha payar/green gram - 1 cup
Freshly grated coconut - 1/3 cup (adjust according to taste)
Dried red chillies - 3-4
Oil (I use coconut oil) - 2 tsp
Salt - to taste

How I Made It:

1. Pressure cook the green gram till well done (3-4 whistles).

2. Heat oil in a pan, break the chillies into 2-3 pieces and fry lightly in it. Take care not to burn it.

3. Now add the coconut and fry for about 15 seconds.

4. Finally add the green gram with some salt and stir in well.

Serve hot.

Does it get any easier than this? :)

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