Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Green Gram Curry

                Usually the recipes using green gram are simple and tasty. Cooking with green gram is fast when compared to other pulses because the soaking and cooking time is less for green gram. For this simple recipe no grinding is also required.

Prep time 10 mins
Cooking time 15-20 mins


1/2 cup Green Gram
2-3 Small Onion (Sambar Onion)
2 Tomatoes Medium sized
1 Green Chilly
1 tsp Cumin Seeds
1/2 tbsp Chilly powder
1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
1pinch Hing
as per taste Salt

For Seasoning

2 tsp Oil
Dried Chilly
1 tsp Mustard Seeds
1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds
Few Curry Leaves


    First dry roast the green gram lightly ( until a good smell comes). Cut the small onion and green chilly lengthwise, and also cut the tomatoes.

   Then in a pressure cooker put the roasted green gram, cut onion, tomatoes, chilly along with cumin seeds, chilly powder, turmeric powder and hing. No need to add salt while pressure cooking. Let this cooker for 8-10 whistles. 
Now open the cooker, add salt as per your salt and mix the boiled green gram with your ladle.

Finally season the curry. Garnish it with Coriander leaves.

                 Note:  As we have not soaked the green gram 8- 10 whistles is needed.
  • if you are soaking the green gram then 4-5 whistles will be enough for cooking
  • the same can be done by sprouting the green gram also.
               While cooking the green gram it should not turn so mushy also.

The simple tasty green gram curry can be taken along with rice, roti, even idli and dosa.



  1. Such an easy and healthy recipe. I have never tried roasting the gram, must try this next time. Also, I read somewhere that sprouted seeds acquire natural increased digestibility. Great tips. Keep it coming!

  2. they looks delicious..:) must try this

  3. hey kiruthika,
    ellame super da...unnakulla evlo talentah... keep it up dear...