cheera and payaru curry

cheera and payaru curry

Cheera and Payaru Curry /Spinach and Mung Bean Curry

Spinach and Mung bean curry is a healthy dish and at the same very delicious and fulfilling too.
Mung beans are rich in protein and fiber and spinach is a good source of vitamins. The Spinach and mung bean curry is such a healthy combination that you should include this at least once in a week in to diet.
Cheera and payaru curry is a meal by itself and it can be enjoyed as a soup too, if you make it thin.


  • Mung beans – 250 gms
  • Spinach – 300 gms, shredded
  • Salt to taste
  • Coconut oil – 1 Tbsp
  • Grated coconut – 100 gms
  • Cumin seeds – 1/2 Tsp
  • Garlic – 2 cloves
  • Chilly powder – 1 Tsp
  • Shallots- 50 gms, peeled
  • Mustard seeds – 1/2 Tsp
  • Curry leaves – 1 Sprig
  • Dried chilly – 2 pcs



  1. Soak mung beans for 2 hours prior to cooking.
  2. In a pot, take the mung beans,add water and salt and bring to a boil. Slow down the fire,cook until mung beans are 3/4th done.
  3. While the mung beans are cooking, in food processor coarsely grind together the grated coconut, chilly powder, garlic and cumin seeds and set aside.
  4. Add the shredded spinach and whole shallots into the cooked beans and continue to cook for a couple of minute. Now add the coconut mix and cook until the coconut mix is cooked and the flavor is infused into the cooked beans-spinach mix.
  5. Make tempering in a skillet.Heat coconut oil, add mustard seeds, curry leaves and dried chilly and let it splutter.Then add the tempering into the mung beans- spinach mix and give a nice stir. Adjust the seasoning and serve hot.

Bone Appetite & Happy Cooking!



  1. Sudha Menon says:

    Lovely preparation dear. I have been trying to find a perfect recipe for this and here I am. Thanks.

  2. Anuradha Sugunana says:

    Cool…Nicely done, this my favorite and now that you are making me make this dish soon. I live in Australia and I often make this at home and everyone loves this. Thank you.

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