Friday 27 December 2013

Cow Peas Kootu/Thatta Payaru Kootu

Cowpeas, this nutritious protein rich legumes is well known among the South Indians. We make quite often puli kuzhambu with cow peas and the most favourite evening snacks 'sundal' with this incredible beans. For a change, i picked this kootu from one of my mom's cookbook which is called Kootu,Kuzhambu Vagaikal which she own from a long. Fortunately she carried from India during her last trip from her cookbook collection. While i was talking with her i asked her for a recipe to finish out some leftover cow peas, immediately she said she have a cookbook with her and passed me before few days.

I crossed pulikuzhambu with cow peas in that cookbook again but this kootu with cow peas tempted me a lot.I prepared this delicious kootu with this nutritious beans for our lunch and served this dish with fried papads.This kootu is definitely a different dish from the usual kuzhambu and sundal we make this incredible beans. Since i picked this kootu from a cookbook,this post goes  for the CC Challenge of the month.

1/2cup Cowpeas/Thatta Payaru/Red Chori
1no Onion (chopped)
1no Tomato (chopped)
1tsp Ginger (grated)
2nos Green Chillies (slit opened)
1tsp Mustard seeds+Urad dal
2nos Dry red chillies
1/4tsp Asafoetida powder
1/4tsp Turmeric powder
Few curry leaves

To roast & grind:
1tbsp Coriander seeds
1tsp Cumin seeds
3nos Dry red chillies
2tbsp Grated coconut

Soak the cowpeas overnite with enough water.

The next day, wash and pressure cook it upto 3 whistles with enough water.

Drain the water from cooked cowpeas, dont throw the cooked water.

Roast and grind all the ingredients given under the list 'to roast & grind' as fine powder...

Heat enough oil, lets splutters the mustard seeds,urad dal,asafoetida powder, fry the red chillies until brown.

Now add the chopped onions,chopped tomatoes,slit opened green chillies,curry leaves and saute until the veggies gets well cooked.


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fimere said...

ça doit être bien parfumé un vrai régal
bonne soirée

Joyti said...

Wow, this sounds very healthy AND delicious! Yum!