Green gram(Cheruparippu) – 250 gm
Ghee – ½ tsp
Salt – As reqd
Coconut – ½ of one
Cumin seeds(Jeerakam) – ¼ tsp
Garlic pods – 3 nos
Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
Coconut oil – 2 tbsp
Curry leaves – 3 sprigs


1)Heat ghee in a thick bottomed pan or a kadai.

2)Roast the green gram, till it turns light brown.

3)Boil 2 cups of water in a vessel.

4)Add the fried green gram and cook, till done.

5)Mash the cooked dhal well and add salt and turmeric powder. Mix well.

6)Grind together grated coconut, cumin seeds and garlic.

7)Mix the above ground mixture with the mashed dhal by adding along with a little water.

8)Simmer for a little while till they get blended well.

9)When done, remove from fire.

10)Add the coconut oil and curry leaves and mix well.

:- Make sure the curry doesn’t become too thick. If 2 cups of water is not sufficient to cook the dhal, you can add it as reqd