Moong Bean Thoran / Cherupayar Thoran

Moong Bean Thoran / Cherupayar Thoran

Moong Bean Thoran / Cherupayar Thoran

No wonder why most of the Keralites like cherupayar thoran, as most of them are  health conscious and they know what they eat and why they eat. Cherupayar dishes feature every household and, it accompanies with almost everything- rice, kanji (rice porridge), kappa,etc

Moong beans, alternatively known as mung beans or green gram, native of South America.

Moong bean dishes are perfect for health freaks because of it’s nutritive values, it is low in Saturated Fat and Sodium, and very low in Cholesterol. It is also a good source of Protein, Thiamin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Pantothenic Acid, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus and Potassium, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Riboflavin, Folate, Copper and Manganese.


  • Moong beans – 350 gms
  • garlic– 2 cloves, crushed
  • ginger– 5 gms, crushed
  • turmeric – 1 Tsp
  • curry leaves
  • mustard seeds
  • coconut oil- 1 Tbsp
  • grated coconut- 75 gms
  • cumin seeds – 1Tsp
  • green chilly – 2 pcs
  • Salt to taste


  1. Soak the mung bean for about two hours.
  2. Add crushed garlic (1 clove) and ginger and cook.
  3. When half done, add salt and continue to cook.
  4. When it is just done(you can over cook the bean if you like!), remove from the fire and keep aside.
  5. In a food processor, just crush the grated coconut, garlic, green chilly, cumin seeds, turmeric powder and salt.
  6. Add this mixture to the cooked beans.
  7. In a separate skillet, heat coconut oil and crackle mustard seeds and dry chilly  and, add it beans mix.
  8. Give a nice mix, adjust the seasoning.
  9. Serve hot.

Bone Appetite & Happy Cooking!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *