Sunday, October 17, 2010

Thatta Payir or Karamani Kuzhambu (Cowpea Curry)


Ingredients:
  • Cowpea (Thatta Payir or Karamani) – 200 g
  • Onion – 1
  • Tomato – 1
  • Tamarind – 1 Table spoon
  • Garlic cloves – 10
  • Fenugreek seeds – ½ Tea spoon
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ Tea spoon
  • Red chili powder – ½ Table spoon
  • Coriander powder - ½ Table spoon
  • Grated coconut (ground) – 1 Table spoon
  • Oil – 2 Table spoon
  • Mustard seeds – ¼ Tea spoon
  • Cumin seeds – ½ Tea spoon
  • Urad dal - ½ Tea spoon
  • Salt to taste
  • Curry leaf - 1
  • Coriander leaves - few
 Method:
  • Soak cowpea over night in water. Discard soaked water and rinse them well in fresh water.
  • Cook them with little salt and water. Keep it aside.
  • Chop onion and tomato.
  • Soak tamarind in 100 ml water and extract juice.
  • Heat oil in a vessel and add mustard seeds. When they pop up add fenugreek seeds, urad dal, cumin seeds and slightly crushed garlic cloves. Sauté them well.
  • Add onion and a pinch of salt. Fry till onion is slightly brown.
  • Add tomato, curry leaves, tamarind juice, turmeric powder, red chili powder and coriander powder. Mix and cook them well.
  • Now add cooked cowpea with its water. Adjust salt, add enough water for the gravy and cook the mixture until it is done.
  • Add ground coconut, cook few seconds and turn off heat.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves.
  • It goes very well with steamed rice.

38 comments:

  1. i used to make this thattapayaru with brinjal always.nice presentation.

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  2. Beautiful click,loved the recipe...am sure must be really good with rice..

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  3. Karamani kuzambu looks so flavorful and delicious,Veni.I love karamani and use it often.

    Pushpa @ simplehomefood.com

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  4. i toomake his kuzhambu almost the same way,urs luks very delicious...

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  5. Even I prepare it with Brinjal, potato and drumstick. Love it. Nice recipe

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  6. This looks so tasty aNd delicious.I ama sure its perfect with rice.

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  7. Love karamani kuzhambu, makes me drool..just love with papads..

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  8. So tempting...

    http://kurinjikathambam.blogspot.com/

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  9. Sounds healthy and yummy, great click too...

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  10. Love to have this with rotis.Ur version looks tasty too.

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  11. எனக்கு மிகவும் பிடித்த குழம்பு,அருமையாக இருக்கு!!

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  12. i rarely use these beans.. time to try ur recipe ..

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  13. New dish for me,but quite interesting..

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  14. oh that looks delicious and healthy!

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  15. Nice recipe..looks really yummy,thanks for sharing

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  16. I make this with brinjal or suraikkaay. Looks Yummy!!!

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  17. Delicious curry..love the combo of ingredients you used!

    US Masala

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  18. delicious curry..perfect with rice..

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  19. Just this one dish is enough with some plain rice, will taste great.

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  20. Karamani kuzambu looks so yummy and tasty Veni,my fav,has so much flavor....I commented yesterday guess I did not press the button properly.

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  21. Haven t tried this...pic makes me droooool...

    Tasty Appetite

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  22. Thanks dear friends for your comments

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  23. kuzhamnu looks nice..i will add brinjal/bottle gourd too.:)

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  25. Didn't know these beans are called "cowpeas". A very fun name.
    And it looks very tasty as well.

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  26. Interseting name..nice recipe Krishna

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  27. Nice kuzhambu..that will make a delicious maincourse with some rice and vathal..looks delicious & appetizing!!

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  28. never tried this before. looks too good

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  29. Looks too good..never thought of this before..thanks for sharing

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  30. A yummy and flavorful kuzhambu,liked your version!

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  31. Very tasty kuzhambu! The photograph really tempts me with its beauty! Especially the karamanis look so nice in the kuzhambu!!

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