Of Flavours & Tastes…

Cherunaranga Varutharacha Curry | Cherunaranga Theeyal | Lemon Curry


6 regular lemons,peeled,seeded and cut into four
2 green chillies,sliced
5 shallots,sliced
half inch ginger,sliced
5 regular garlics,sliced
2 tsp oil,preferably coconut oil
1-1.5 cup water
salt,as required

To roast and grind

1 cup grated coconut
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
2 shallots
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
2 tsp kashmiri chilly powder or 1 tsp regular chilly powder
2 tsp coriander powder

To Temper

1-2 tsp coconut oil
1/4 tsp mustard seeds
1 red dry chilly
2 sprig curry leaves


Roast grated coconut in a medium pan adding cumin seeds and shallots till brown.Reduce the heat and add all the powders.Keep stirring and be careful not to burn the powders.Switch off the stove and allow this to cool.Grind the roasted ingredients slowly adding needed water till smooth.Keep ready.In a curry pot heat the oil and start roasting ginger,garlic,shallots and green chillies.Once the raw smell disappear,add the chopped lemon and stir till the lime juice comes out and almost dried.This should be done in minimum heat.Pour the ground paste to this, washing the grinder with 1-1.5 cup water.The curry at this stage need not be too watery.Add salt and bring to boil.Reduce the heat and cook till oil clears on top and the gravy turns thick.In a small pan heat oil and splutter mustard seeds,dry chilly and curry leaves.Pour this over the curry and serve with rice.


13 comments on “Cherunaranga Varutharacha Curry | Cherunaranga Theeyal | Lemon Curry

  1. Rafeeda AR
    July 1, 2014

    adipoli puliyulla kari… yum….


  2. Shweta Agrawal
    July 1, 2014

    Eautiful flavours


  3. Hasna Hamza Layin
    July 1, 2014

    wow! never heard of such a dish..isn't tht too sour? hw does it taste? lovely clicks
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  4. mksalm Mksalim
    July 1, 2014

    Hearing this for the first time..thank you


  5. Mélange
    July 2, 2014

    Seriously,Yes Rafee.


  6. Mélange
    July 2, 2014

    Thanks Shweta.


  7. Mélange
    July 2, 2014

    It's absolutely a different flavour Hasna..Sour,yes.Then the tanginess exploding in mouth..Unique in many respects !


  8. Mélange
    July 2, 2014

    Salim,but being a Thrissurite,I wonder how you could find the naivety friend.Taste and see-addictive !


  9. Julie
    July 2, 2014

    love this theeyal,yummy tangy flavors 🙂


  10. Priya Suresh
    July 3, 2014

    Fingerlicking sour curry, who can resist to this mouthwatering dish.


  11. Insignia
    July 13, 2014

    Never knew you could make curry with lemon as main ingredient. Seems simple and of course im sure would be yummy. Thanks Melange. will surely try this


  12. Meera
    October 21, 2014

    Good but it was very sour and the spiciness was toolow. May be bcoz of the cocnuts, it got reduced. so added more chilly powders to get the right look and taste. good try…Thanks…


  13. Mélange
    October 21, 2014

    Hi,Thanks Meera for the feedback.Regarding the sourness,I guess the lemons differ in deliverance.Glad that you could make-up.Cheers,


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