Tuesday, July 12, 2011

South Indian Cow peas curry (Thatta payaru puzhi kozhambu recipe)


Cow pea (Thatta payaru/ chowlo)                                    1 1/2 cup
Onion (finely chopped)                                                    1 no
Tomato                                                                            1 no
Grated coconut                                                                2 tsp
Tamrind                                                                            lime size (soaked in water for 10 to15 mins)
Cumin seeds                                                                    1 tsp
Fennel seeds                                                                    1/2 tsp
Coriander powder                                                            2 tsp
Mustard                                                                           1/2 tsp
Black gram (Urad dal)                                                      1/2 tsp
Bengal gram (Channa dal)                                                 1/2 tsp
Red chilli                                                                           3 to 4 nos
Salt                                                                                   to taste
Garam Masala                                                                  a pinch or 1/2 tsp (optional)
Red chilli powder                                                              1 tsp (optional)
Oil for frying                                                                      as required.


1. Boil cow pea in water for 5 mins and keep it aside.
2. Heat oil in a pan, fry fennel seeds, cumin seeds, add 3/4 of finely chopped onion and fry till golden brown.
3. Add the grated coconut and fry for 2 mins. Add corriander powder and fry for a min.
4. Grind all these and keep it aside.
5. Heat oil in presure cooker add mustard black gram, bengal gram, red chillies and fry.
6. Add remaining onion and fry till golden brown.
7. Add tomato and saute for 2 mins.
8. Add tamrind water and salt and cook for 2 mins.
9. Add the grounded paste and let it cook for some time.
10. Add red chilli powder if required.
11. Add the Cow pea and garam masala (optional),pressure cook for 10 to 12 mins in slow flame.
12. Serve hot with steamed rice.

Recipe by Ramya (Cooking enthusiasist)


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