Wednesday, 20 January 2021

Cherupayar Chammathi | Green Gram Condiment Recipe

 

Cherupayar chammathi


Cherupayar chammanthi or Kerala Style Whole Green gram Condiment  with step by step photos and video

Cherupayar chammathi is a  traditional Kerala style dry condiment made with whole green gram and coconut. Cherupayar is the Malayalam name for green gram. We Keralaites use green gram frequently as a side dish for rice, puttu . But making chuteny with it is not that much popular, but this recipe is ideal if you prefer kanji in your menu. 

A perfect blend of sour and spicy coconut mix. I used tamarind for the sour taste in this recipe, but if mango is available, replace tamarind and feel more fresh taste. This chutney is a dry condiment, should not add any water while grinding. Please follow the steps and make this delicious chutney at home.

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Cherupayar Chammanthi | Green Gram Chutney | How to Make Kerala Green Gram Dry Chutney

Cherupayar chammanthi


Kerala style dry condiment with green gram
Preparation time: 10 minutes | Cooking time: 5 minutes | Total time: 15 minutes

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Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup green gram (cherupayar or moong dal)
  • 1 cup freshly shredded coconut
  • 4 to 5 shallots, peeled
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder (adjust to your taste)
  • Tamarind to taste
  • Salt to taste 
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How to Make Cherupayar Chammanthi

  1. Making cherupayar chammanthi is very simple. Before starting the procedure, wash the green gram thoroughly with water and wait till the water drains completely. You can keep the green gram in a strainer or pat dry with a clean cloth. Once the cherupayar turns dry, roast them over medium heat.
    Cherupayar chammanthi - Dry roasting green gram

  2. Stir occasionally until the green gram turns its color and attain a dark green color and start to crackle. 
    Cherupayar Chammanthi - roasted green gram

  3. Immediately transfer the entire content into a small chutney jar. The jar should be dry, if wet, sundry it or clean with a clean cloth. Finely grind the green gram when it is still hot. 
    Cherupayar chammanthi - Powdered green gram

  4. Then add shallots, tamarind, salt and chili powder. Adjust the all the last three ingredients to your taste. 
    Cherupayar chammanthi -ground green gram with spices

  5. Grind it before you add the coconut. Once you put coconut, then it will be difficult to grind these ingredients properly. Add coconut and grind without adding water. 
    Cherupayar chammanthi - Green gram with coconut and spices

  6. If any difficulty in grinding, stop and mix with a spoon and grind again until you get a coarse dry chutney as shown here.
    Cherupayar chammanthi is ready

  7. Serve with Kanji, rice or dosa. Enjoy.
    Cherupayar chammanthi

Happy cooking
Anju       





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