Kerala Cherupayar Curry in Microwave

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Kerala Cherupayar Curry in Microwave

By IFB | August 25, 2020

Yes it’s possible … in an IFB Microwave Oven!

A delectable combination of coconut and green gram makes this a power-packed and aromatic lentil stew.

Preparation time: 10 min 

Cooking time: 10 min

Servings: 4 portions


  • 1 cup green moong dal (whole, soaked and boiled)
  • 1/2 cup yellow moong dal (split and boiled)
  • 10 pearl onions (sambar onions)
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 sprig curry leaf
  • 2 dry red chillies
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Coconut oil for cooking
  • ½ cup fresh coconut
  • 2 green chillies
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)


1.Heat coconut oil in a microwave-safe glass bowl. Add mustard seeds, curry leaves and heat the mixture at 100% micropower level for 2 min.

2.Add whole pearl onions and cook for 2 min at 100% micropower level until they soften. Add cooked and mashed yellow moong dal along with cooked green moong dal and mix well. Cook for 3 min at 100% micropower level.

3.Meanwhile, in a mixer, grind coconut, green chillies and cumin seeds into a smooth paste by adding a little water at a time. 

4.Add this paste into the boiled daal and cook for 3 min at 100% micropower level. Adjust the seasoning.

5.Serve hot, garnished with coriander leaves.

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