Friday, July 11, 2014

Vanpayar Curry

Vanpayar Curry 1

Ingredients: (Serves 4 - 6)

Vanpayar / Red chori   --   ½ cup
Green Chillies                   --   3 - 4
Turmeric powder           --   ¼ tsp
Chilly powder                   --   1 tsp
Mustard seeds                  --    ½ tsp
Curry Leaves                    --    few
Shredded coconut          --   ¼ cup
Oil                                          --   2 tbsp
Salt                                        --   to taste

Vanpayar Curry 2

Preparation of Curry:

Soak the vanpayar in water overnight or for 6 - 8 hours.It expands when soaked, so make sure you do it in a big vessel, with lots of water.

In a pressure cooker, add the washed vanpayar, turmeric powder, chilly powder and 4 - 5 cups of water. Cook until done, It usually take 4 - 5 whistles in mine. Open after the pressure comes down.
Grind the shredded coconut and add this to the cooked dal. Add more water if required and let it boil.

Heat oil in another pan and add mustard seeds. Once it splutters, add curry leaves and pour it over the curry.Give a good mix.

Serve with rice or even chapathis.

Vanpayar Curry 3

Recipe Courtesy: Amma


  1. Such a comforting food, can survive many days with it.

  2. Hi Nitha,
    I have lots of green and black gram leftover.. can i use that instead of red gram?

    1. Yes - I have used it with green. But not sure about black though. Please let me know if you are trying it out.

  3. When do you add the green chillis ?