Saiva Eeral Varuval/Vegetarian Liver Fry

For the day 2 of Blogging Marathon#31 under the theme meatless dishes I am sharing you all a vegetarian version of liver fry.
Goat liver fry is popular in some households and even in authentic non-vegetarian restaurant,but today,s recipe is a vegetarian version.Yes its a vegetarian even vegan version of liver fry,the ground  whole green gram/moong dhal is used here to make the liver.
We had this one in one of our relative house feast for the vegetarians and it was a huge hit and everybody liked it.Now off to the recipe.....................................


Whole mung beans/
1 cup(soaked)
Onion(finely chopped)1(medium size)
Tomato(finley chopped)1(medium size)
Turmeric powder1/4tsp
Curry leaves/karivepillai
5-6 leaves

Grind to a paste 

Garlic/poondu3 cloves
Ginger/inji1/2' piece
Fennel seeds/sombu1tsp
Roasted gram dhal/
Red chilly/varamilagai5-6
Black pepper/milagu1/2tsp

For the tempering

Cinnamon/pattai1/2' piece
Fennel seeds/sombu1/4tsp


  • Grind the soaked mung beans with 1/4tsp of salt to a fine paste with little water  in a blender and keep it aside. (should be in idly batter consistency)
  • Keep the idly steamer and grease the idly plate, pour the ground batter to each hole.Steam for it for 10 minutes or till it is cooked completely.Let it cool down,after cooling remove it and cut into small pieces,set it aside.
  • Meanwhile grind the given ingredients to a fine paste.
  • Heat the pan do the tempering,add the onion,curry leaves and saute it with a pinch of salt.Then add the tomatoes cook it til mushy.
  • Now add the ground paste,fry it till the raw smell goes off,rinse the mixie jar with 1/2 cup of water,salt and let it boil.Once the mixture becomes thick add the cut pieces and cook it for 2-3 minutes or till it becomes dry.Put off the fire.

  • Saiva eeral varuval is ready.Serve it with rasam and rice


  • Use the whole moong with the skin to get the color.
  • Remove the cooked moong idly from the idly plate after it cooled down completely.
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Wow Nalini, that's a wonderful idea..and looks amazing..should surely try this sometime..

Looks so tempting. Will try soon

Interesting recipe..packed with protein! Shall try it soon! Thank for the stepwise pictures!

Very inviting and interesting dish. Bookmarked.

Seriously am in love with this vegetarian liver fry, love it to the core.

very intelligent way of doing this, i am sure it tasted better than the actual liver fry

Very yummy and very good for vegetarians...

Loved the recipe..and something that I can eat...somehow all the dishes that resemble non veg it gets difficult to eat them..but this one is too marking.

wow, healthy steamed veg livers, love it dear...

This is such an amazing imitation!!

That's an interesting way to make veg liver.. Looks yummy!!

Thats a really clever meatless dish. It looks fabulous and must taste great too

Really interesting...veg liver fry looks like mutton liver ;)
nice and healthy recipe...

Delicious and inviting. Pics look great.

Looks and sounds so good but the name is putting me off to try it out though...But I agree, this is a very innovative recipe :)

I havent heared about this recipe..sounds interesting with its title name...Pic looks so good

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