Thursday, 21 March 2013

Thattaipayaru Kathirikkai Kuzhambu / Cowpea Eggplant curry

clay cowpea - 100 gm (cooked)
brinjal/egg palant - 200gm
canola oil or any vegetable oil- 2- 3 tbsp
mustard & urad dal - 1 tsp
onion - 100 gm
tomato- 100 gm
green chilli - 2
coriander & curry leaves - few
ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
red chilli powder - 1 tsp
cumin,turmeric powder - each half tsp
coriander powder - 2 tsp
tamarind - small lemon size.
salt - to taste.

to paste:
grated coconut - 2 tbsp
cashew nut - 2.


Steps to Follow:
Dry roast the cowpea for few minutes in a medium flame.Cool and soak with 2 cups water for 4 hours. Pressure cook for 4 whistles,drain   and keep aside.Slice the onion ,tomato and brinjal, keep aside. Paste the coconut and cashew nuts.Soak tamarind in half cup water.

 In a pressure pan heat oil, add mustard& ural dal,when it splutters,add onions, saute onion till golden colour,add gg paste and stir well.add tomatoes and green chillies. Add salt and stir well until tomato mashes well. then add sliced brinjal and stir well until changes its colour.

 Add all masala powders.
 Saute well.

 Add tamarind water.Mix well, let it boil.
Then add cooked cowpeas.

 Then again mix well.
 Add coconut paste and chopped coriander and curry leaves.Add water and salt to taste.
Pressure cook for 2 whistles.

After pressure released open,mix and serve hot. .

Tasty, healthy and flavorful Cowpea egg plant curry is ready to serve with steamed rice or chappathi.
I have already shared this recipe in my tamil blog 3 years before.Check here.


Rafeeda AR said...

we always make this peas with pumpkin, should try your way... :)

Shama Nagarajan said...

i love this combination akka..

Jaleela Kamal said...

healthy curry asiya

Lavanya T R said...

Delicious curry
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Julie said...

interesting adding of cow peas & yummy curry!

faiza kader said...

Healthy curry...

Nabanita Das said...

Healthy Recipe Dear...

divya said...

awesome and drooling recipe

Chitz said...

I love this one.. My mom makes these but without cashew & coconut...

Teena Mary said...

Delicious & healthy curry indeed!!