Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Celery Payar Thoran..(Celery Green gram stir fry with coconut)

Green gram or cherupayar thoran is one dish i make almost every week. This time i decided to add celery also to my cheru payar thoran..

Celery is one another thing which i like to eat raw.. The habit started with the friday eatouts for which Buffalo wings were always our starters and celery came as the accompaniment with the buffalo hot sauce.... So last week i tried out celery-payar combination and as expected it was a great combination..

Ingredients you need:
Celery - 4 sticks
Green gram(Cherupayar) - 1/2 cup
1 Medium Onion
2 cloves of Garlic
Ginger - A small piece
Green chillies - 6 no
Grated coconut - 3/4 cup
Red chillies 2 nos
A sprig of curry leaves
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Cumin seeds/Jeera - 1/4 tsp
Garam Masala - 1/2 teaspoon
Turmeric powder -1/4 teaspoon
Oil - 1 tbsp


Wash the cherupayar and pressure cook it. Finely chop the celery, onion, ginger, garlic and green chillies and keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds,cumin seeds and allow them to splutter.
  • Add red chillies and cury leaves when they splutter and saute well.
  • Add garlic, ginger, chopped onions, green chillies and turmeric powder and fry till the onions are soft.
  • Add the celery and stir well to mix everything
  • Add the cooked cherupayar and grated coconut into it.
  • Stir well and add the garam masala to it
  • Add salt to taste.
  • Cook it covered, until everything is evenly cooked.


Varsha Vipins said...

Cherupayar thoran..yummm..:) it with rice n moru..:)
Thanks for the visit n comment Renuka..:)

Vrinda said...

celery with cherupayar,nice combo ..I lov cherupayar with Puttu and rice,will giv it a try..

Renuka said...

Thanks Varsha.. Rice,moru and thoran is my fav as well...

Renuka said...

Thanks Vrinda...cherupayar with puttu is grt..i am an amateur in cooking..yet to try my hands on Puttu..

Dhanya said...

Thank you for stopping by and for the lovely comment Renuka. Celery Payar thoran sounds interesting and looks yummy too.Will sure try it. You have a lovely blog:).