Cow peas Curry( Thatta payar kuzhlambhu)



  • Cow peas (Thattai payaru)- 1 cup
  • Bottle guard (Suraikkai)- 250 g
  • Small onion- 7 to 8
  • Tomato- 1 big size
  • Grated coconut- 2 teaspoon
  • Ginger- small piece(optional)
  • Curry leave- few
  • Tamarind- gooseberry size
  • Turmeric powder- 1 ½ teaspoon
  • Cumin seeds- 1 teaspoon
  • Fennel seeds (Perunjeeragam)- ½ spoon(Optional)
  • Mustard seeds and Urad dhal- 1/2 teaspoon
  • Channa dal- 1/2 teaspoon
  • Red chili- 3
  • Salt and Oil- to taste


  • Soak the Cow peas for 7 to 8 hr and pressure cook it for 1 whistle.
  • Heat the Oil in a pan. Put the Cumin seeds, Fennel seeds and fry it.
  • Then add the Small onions and fry until it turns golden brown.
  • Then add the grated Coconut and fry for a minute.
  • Then add the Coriander powder and Ginger.Grind all these items and keep it aside.
  • Cut the Bottle guard into required size.
  • Heat the Oil in the pan and add Mustard seeds, Urad dhal, Channa dal, Onion, Curry leaves and Red chillies. Fry until onion turns into golder brown.
  • Add the sliced Tomato and saute for a minute.
  • Add the Bottle guard and fry for a minute.
  • Then add the Tamarind water, Salt and cook it for 2 min
  • Then add the ground items and allow it to cook.
  • When all these are cooked add the pressure cooked cow peas.
  • Let it to cook for sometime and remove from the fire.