Karamani (Cowpea) Pulippu kootu


Fresh green cowpea cut into small pieces (Alasande in Kannada, vella payaru in Malayalam, Lobia in Hindi, Bobbarlu in Telugu)
Salt to taste
2 tsp oil
1 tsp mustard seeds
Few curry leaves
A small lemon sized tamarind (soaked in water and juice extracted)
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
4 tbsp red gram dal

Masala paste

2 tsp coriander seeds
1 tsp black pepper
2 tsp blackgram dal
2 tsp bengalgram dal
3 Red chillies
3 tbsp grated coconut

Dry roast masala ingredients excluding coconut and grind to a smooth paste along with the grated coconut.

Pressure cook the dal and vegetable together. Heat oil, add mustard seeds. When it starts spluttering, add curry leaves and the cooked dal and vegetables. Add the masala paste, tamarind extract, salt and turmeric. Cook till it gets thick.

Although it is mainly served with rice, it can be served as a side dish for rotis too.

using cowpea, how to make kootu, side dish for rice varieties and rotis, chapatis

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Asha said...

Ooh! I love the masala paste ingredients, sounds good. We get Cow peas in cans which I like!:)

Finla said...

Nice colour, i like that you tell the names in different languages.

Madhavi said...

cowpea is very new for me..never heard abt it..looks really very good, yummy. Can u tell me more abt Cowpea ?

Suganya said...

Karamani kootu looks so good. Love to have it with plain rice with some ghee. YUM!. Nice recipe...

Uma said...

never tried anything with bobbarlu before. your recipe looks delicious. bookmarked to try. thanks EC! Have a great weekend.

EC said...

Thanks all of you for ur comments..

@ Madhavi...will get back to you when I get more info on cowpea

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