Bengalgram-coconut curry



senagapappu kobbari kura


Bengalgram -coconut curry also called senagapappu kobbari kura is a simple and easy curry to make when u are bored of cooking the regular vegetables  .This goes well with rice and hardly takes 15min to prepare.


  1. Bengal gram – 1cup
  2. Turmeric powder(optional) -1/2tsp
  3. Fresh grated coconut -1cup
  4. Salt to taste

For Seasoning :

  1.  Oil – 1tsp
  2.  Mustard seeds – 1/2tsp
  3.  Red chilis broken into bits -2 to 3
  4.  Curry leaves – few 


  •  Wash and pressure cook or boil bengal gram in 1 cup water. Drain the excess water if any. Do not through away the water, it can be used in the preparation of rasam or sambar.
  • Heat oil in a wok and add the seasoning ingredients. Add bengal gram and salt. Mix, cover the pan and cook for 2-3 minutes on a low flame. Add grated coconut. If required sprinkle some water.
  • Cook stirring for one more time and switch off the flame. Serve hot with rice or chapati.


    Add 1 teaspoon of lemon juice to the curry if u wish to.
    Can be prepared with onions too.Saute onions before adding bengal gram.
    A pinch of asafoetida can be added to the seasoning, when preparing without onions.

2 responses to this post.

  1. my family dish!!!.Great Site.!!! Please add how to make Senaga neellu (similar to rasam) to this site.


  2. Wow,…u made me nostalgic. Sanagapappu kobbari koru is our family recipe. I miss that dish as we don t get fresh coconut here. My mom has some specific recipes which she used to do for chapathis. This is one of those recipes,…frquently made on saturdays.
    Good day!


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