Payaru/Black eyed peas curry

Payaru/Black eyed peas curry

You need

  • Black eyed peas, soaked for 2 hrs – ½ cup
  • Onion, thinly sliced – 1 large
  • Tomato, cubed – 1
  • Ginger & Gralic, crushed – 1 tablespoon
  • Chilly – 1
  • Cumin seeds – 1 teaspoon
  • Coriander powder – 3 teaspoons
  • Chili powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ teaspoon
  • Meat masala – 1 teaspoon
  • Thin coconut milk – 1 cup
  • Thick coconut milk – 1/4 cup
  • Oil – 2 tablespoon
  • Curry leaves – 1 sprig
  • Salt to taste

How to –
  • In pan, heat oil and splatter the cumin seeds. Add ginger and garlic, saute till the raw smell is gone
  • Add the onion, curry leaves, chili and cook till the onions turn pale.
  • In a bowl mix all the powders with enough water to make a paste. Add this to the onion and continue to cook till the raw smell is gone.
  • Add the tomatoes and cook till mushy .
  • Add the peas, coconut mill,mix well and pressure cook till done.
  • Uncover, cook further if you need to thicken the gravy. 
  • Add the thick coconut mix, bring to simmer and turn off

Payaru/Black eyed peas curry
Serve hot with rice or roti.
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