Green gram - Payatham parippu curry
Green gram curry
Green grams split 250 Gms
Onion 1 small
Garlic 4 cloves
Green chillies 5
Turmeric powder ½ teaspoon
Jeera powder 2 teaspoon heaped
Black pepper powder 1/2 tea spoon
Salt to taste
Milk 1 cup
Water 3 cups
Soak the split green gram in water for 15 minutes and wash well.
In a pan boil this with 3 cups water removing the scum until the gram is half cooked. Needs about 12 minutes
Add the diced onions, diced garlic, green chillies split into two lengthwise and turmeric powder.
Continue to boil until the green gram is well cooked and soft. Needs about 10 minutes.
Add water little by little if necessary to get the gram cooked.
In a cup of milk add Jeera powder, the pepper powder, salt and mix well into a suspension. See that there are no lumps.
Pour this mixture into the pan and boil stirring all the time.
Simmer until the gravy thickens a little. Needs about 5 minutes
Note: If the green split gram is dry roasted to a golden colour first before cooking, it gives a better taste and flavour.
Serves about 6 people.