Thatta Payir Kuzhambu Recipe

Thattapayir kuzhambu is one of my favs...I was not sure of the english name until I googled and found in wikipedia that it was cowpea beans :)

It rained like cats and dogs yesterday which was totally unexpected. With the breezy wind along with the heavy rain , small branches of trees falling here and there - it was totally creepy yesterday when we were on the way to attend a wedding reception.After about 2.5 hrs we finally reached the reception which actually takes hardly 30mins from our place.

It was fun time meeting the relatives yesterday and I manged few clicks there too. Followed by that, have an engagement to attend today evening - rain god do you hear me? ;)
Thatta payir Kuzhambu Recipe

Thatta payir Kuzhambu Recipe - Ingredients
  • Thattapayir(cowpea) - 1 cup
  • Tamarind water - 1/4 cup
  • Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder - 2 tsp
  • Coriander leaves - for garnish
  • Oil - 2 tsp
  • Salt - for taste
To temper:
  • Big Onion - 1 (or) Small Onion - 6
  • Garlic - 5
  • Curry leaves
  • Vadagam (the one used for tempering) / Urad Dhal - 1/2 tsp
  • Oil - 1 tsp
To grind to a paste:
  • Coconut - 1/4 cup
  • Tomato - 1
  • Big onion - 1/2
  • Fennel Seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Pressure cooked thattapayir - 2 tbsp

Thatta payir Kuzhambu Recipe
1. Heat oil in a kadai and saute onion and tomato until tomato turns mushy and raw smell leaves.Then add it along with other ingredients listed under 'to grind' and grind it to a fine paste.Adding cooked bean is just to thicken the curry.
Thatta payir Kuzhambu Recipe - Step1
2.Dry roast thatta payir till slightly browned and nice aroma comes.Rinse it twice atleast then Pressure cook with enough water and salt for 5 to 6 whistles in medium flame. Keep aside.Heat little oil in a kadai - add the items listed under 'to temper' and saute till slightly browned.
Thatta payir Kuzhambu Recipe - Step2
3.Add the tempered items in step2 to the pressure cooked thatta payir. Give a quick stir, add 3/4 cup water and add the coconut paste. Add chilli, coriander powder and salt if required.
Thatta payir Kuzhambu Recipe - Step3
4.Allow it to boil for sometime.Then add tamarind pulp, little more water if its too thick.
Thatta payir Kuzhambu Recipe - Step4
5.Allow it to boil again till oil separates. Then add coriander leaves and switch it off.
Thatta payir Kuzhambu Recipe - Step5
Serve hot with steamed rice or dosas. Leave it a resting time of 1 hour for the curry to blend well.

However trying out new recipes is always interesting, I feel content when I post traditional ammas recipes :)

Thatta payir Kuzhambu Recipe
My Notes:
Thatta payir Kuzhambu Recipe

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