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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

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
Method:
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:
  • You can skip grinding tomatoes and add it to the tempering items.
  • While tempering small onions can also be used which is more flavourful
  • Any other veggies like brinjal can also be added for this curry.
  • The kuzhambu thickens with time so switch off accordingly.
Thatta payir Kuzhambu Recipe

Written by: SHARMILEE J

41 comments:

  1. cool pics...i love this curry a lot.

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  2. Never tried this delicious..

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  3. Da curry looks delicious...

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  4. that looks like a yummy curry

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  5. This is a completely new kuzhambu with cowpea beans.I usually make a simple sundal type curry to go with rice.You are wary of rains and here in Chennai,I really wish it rained so that the summer heat would go down a little:)

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  6. I love this kind of gravies. I make it the similar way !!

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  7. Yummy kulambu, tempting pics making me hungery!!

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  8. Delicious and healthy recipe,love the clicks sharmi...

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  9. This recipe is new to me. Thanks for sharing :)

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  10. This looks Yummy dear !.. I make a similar version without coconut.. And love them to the core.. Its also known as Black eyed Pea in some parts of the world..

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  11. looks so yumm .. my fav curry .. i too prepare it the same way except for the cooked thattapayir added while grinding masala.. is to get thick gravy ?

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  12. we make in a similar way with cowpeas or black eyed beans. we love to have this with plain cooked rice.

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  13. We follow the same method... but this gives us tips(frying the pulse before pressure cooking and frying onion tomato before grinding) to get it tastier.... thanks for the post...

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  14. A new curry dish in my bag. This looks amazing. Bookmarked.

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  15. @Priya : Adding cooked bean is just to thicken the curry, have updated it now :)

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  16. very nice recipe..

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  17. Kulambhu looks so delicious,we do make almost the same way except grinding the peas and add brinjal or drumstick along with it..tempting clicks

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  18. good recipe...looks yummy too..

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  19. I have a big pack of thatta payar lying in my freezer, will try this yummy one. sounds flavorful too

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  20. I make pretty much the same curry but with black Chana etc. these cowpeas look a lot like black eyed peas only smaller .

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  21. that looks brilliant. love ur pics and i am drooling over this now!

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  22. Healthy and yummy curry,thanks for sharing..

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  23. It's raining here too....never tried an recipe with cow peas...looks yum....

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  24. Simply love this kuzhambu with fried papads,my kind of food..

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  25. I wanted this recipe for a long time. will try for sure thanks for sharing :)

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  26. Looks delicious, great accompaniment with dosai or bread:)

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  27. Healthy curry. Yummy.

    Hamsamalini Chandrasekaran,
    http://indianrecipecorner.com

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  28. we also make it in similar way..luv this healthy thatta payar kulambu so much...

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  29. Nice idea to grind cow pea and adding, I love this kuzhambu a lot,nice version...yummy!

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  30. Followed this recipe to the T and it came out perfect. Didnt have coriander leaves with me..but the taste was good nevertheless.

    Thank you for posting such a wonderful kuzhambu recipe Sharmi :)

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  31. Thanks for the recipe. I added a lime size tamarind juice and let it boil with a sprig of fresh curry leaves for 10 mins. It tastes yum yum. :)

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  32. can i try dis with black/white channa?

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    1. Yes, you can try this with black channa.

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  33. Nice and delicious, can you put the recipe for pachai payar/ moong dal or is it ok to follow the same procedure.

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  34. Looks delicious have to try it out. Is it ok to cook pachai payar/ moong dhall the same way or can you put the recipe for the same.

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    1. I have already pachai payaru dal recipe please check in lunch combo or doa quick search...you will find the recipe

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  35. today i did it tastes very good thanku

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