Achinga Payar Thoran

Achinga Payar Thoran is a very common dish in Kerala homes. Ilavan Payar are grown in many of the houses in Kerala. Ingredients Achinga Payar - 1/4 kg (thinly sliced into small pieces) Desiccated Coconut - 1 cup Green Chillies - 2 (sliced lengthwise) Garlic flakes - 2 Curry Leaves - 1 spring Dry Red Chillies - 2 nos(cut into pieces) Mustard Seeds - 1 tsp Black gram (Uzhunthu parippu) - 1 tsp Coconut Oil - 2 tsp Salt - as required Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp Method Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds and black gram and allow them to splutter. Add curry leaves and dry red chillies and fry them for a minute. Add the Achinga Payar to this along with salt and turmeric powder. Add a little water to this and cook them covered for 2-3 minutes. Crush the desiccated coconut, garlic and green chillies. Add the coconut mix to the Achinga payar and mix them well until all the water is evaporated. Achinga Payar Thoran is ready to be served.