Sunday, March 14, 2010

Vanpayar/Red cow peas Mezhukkupuratti (Serves 4)


Mezhukkupuratti is an essential sidedish in a typical Kerala meal and can be easily made from almost all pulses under the sun. The one with Vanpayar/red cow peas is very popular and very nutritious. A simple recipe for the same follows....


Vanpayar (red cow peas) 1 cup
Shallots 3 nos
Whole black pepper ¼ tsp
Garlic 2 nos
Dry red chilly 2 nos
Curry leaves 2 sprigs
Turmeric powder ¼ tsp
Mustard seeds ¼ tsp
Salt as needed
Oil 2 tsp

Preparation

Wash and soak Vanpayar/red cow peas atleast for 2 hours. Pressure cook this with approximately 2 ½ cups water for 3 whistles. Switch off the flame and leave it in the pressure cooker for another 30 more minutes.
Drain the water from peas and keep aside.

Meanwhile, using a motar and pestle crush the shallots, garlic, black pepper, red chilly and curry leaves.


Heat oil (preferably coconut oil) in a pan. Splutter mustard seeds and then add the crushed masala.Saute for 2-3 minutes or until raw smell is gone. Add turmeric powder and cook for 3 more minutes. Now add the vanpayar/red cow peas to this and salt. Mix all well to combine. Serve hot with rice or kanji, pickle and pappadam..



Tips

Instead of using a motar and pestle to crush, you can grind them in a blender
If you are in a hurry and no time for soaking, pressure cook on high for 5-6 whistles

12 comments :

  1. perfect with a bowl of kanji!

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  2. vanpayar thoran is my all time favorite...this mezhukkupuratty looks delicious..must give a try..:)

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  3. Ithundengil pinne vere onnum vendallo..Perfect combination with kuthari choru and curd...

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  4. ethu ente fave aanu :).... love it with kanji or rice and achar..athu mathi vayaru nirayan :)... ggod one sis :)

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  5. serikum tasty dish thanne.....i agree with Tina, even I love to have with curd and rice ..

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  6. wow echiri choru tharumooooo....

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  7. That plate looks awesome. I think this can be stuffed in a paratha or eaten with rice.

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  8. yummy yummy..its sure to taste great with kanji...awesome pics girls...

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  9. Kanjide koode adipoli ayrikum..hahah comfort food

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  10. so tasty....delicious kerala food....i enjoyed it.....

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  11. perfect match for rice and curd....so delicious with kadumanga curry :-)

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  12. nalla mazhayathu kanji yude koode kazhikkan best side dish....kannimanga achar koodi undayal adipoli..!!!!!!!

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