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Payar Ularthiyathu (Stir Fried Cow Peas)

Mere mention of ‘Payar Ularthiyathu’ brings in childhood memories of theSunday lunch at the Church on Good Fridays. After almost half a day of fast, the servings of rice gruel withpayar ularthiyathu and pickle, when the mass ends, seems heavenly. When the stomach is growling, even the simplest of meal can become the tastiest on earth. There after the atmosphere in the church gets transformed into a spirit of festivities and we children used to have a lot of fun. I still miss those good old days

I make this dish often in my household as both my boys love it with rice, moru curry and pickle. More over, it gives that additional protein supplement for my little one and meets the ‘healthy food’ requirement of the older one. 🙂

Payar Ularthiyathu (Stir fried Cow peas)

Payar Ularthiyathu (Stir Fried Cow Peas)

Mere mention of 'Payar Ularthiyathu' brings in childhood memories of theSunday lunch at the Church on Good Fridays. After almost half a day of fast, the servings of rice gruel withpayar ularthiyathu and pickle, when the mass ends, seems heavenly. When the stomach is growling, even the simplest of me

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup peas Red Cow (check Ingredients Gallery for more info)
  • 1 teaspoon Chilli powder (Adjust to suit your taste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Pepper powder
  • to taste Salt
  • 4 - 5 Shallots
  • 2 - 3 Garlic (with skin)
  • 1 sprig Curry leaves

Instructions
 

  • Wash and clean the cowpeas. Take the cowpeas in a pressure cooker and add 2 cups of water. Cover and cook on medium heat. Switch off after 4-5 whistles. If you take a few of them and squish it with your fingers it should easily squish. If there is excess liquid, let it be. Add salt and mix well.
  • Crush the shallots and garlic slightly on mortar and pestle. Keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan. Add the curry leaves and the crushed shallots and garlic and stir for a minute. Add chilli powder, pepper powder, turmeric powder and stir for a few seconds. Tip in the cooked cowpeas along with excess liquid if any and stir well. Let the liquid dry off. Switch off heat and transfer to a serving dish.
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