Churakka Payar Koottan (Bottle Gourd Cowpea)

It is a simple but delicious side dish prepared with bottle gourd and cow pea in a traditional kerala style. It goes well with boiled rice.

Churakka Payar Koottan (Bottle Gourd Cowpea)

It is a simple but delicious side dish prepared with bottle gourd and cow pea in a traditional kerala style. It goes well with boiled rice.

Category : Vegetarian, Curries

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By Sobha Kesavan

Published On: 21 Jul 2015

Rating: 3
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20 Minutes
Served : 4
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Ingredients

  • Churakka (Bottle gourd) - 1 No.
    Payar (Cowpea) - 1 cup
    (Soak the Payar for about ½ an hour)
    Salt - As required
    Turmeric Powder - ½ tspn
    Red Chilli Powder - 1 – 2 tspns
    Curry Leaves - 10 leaves
    Coconut grinded with Cumminseed - ½ cup
    Red Chilli Pieces - 5 -6 pieces
    Mustard Seeds - 1 tspn
    Coconut Oil - 2 tspns

Directions (Click image to enlarge it)

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Step 1 Churakka Payar Koottan (Bottle Gourd Cowpea) Recipe

Step 1

Peel the Churakka (Bottle gourd) and cut it into small pieces

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Step 2 Churakka Payar Koottan (Bottle Gourd Cowpea) Recipe

Step 2

Change the Soaked Payar and Churakka into a pressure-cooker/cooking vessel and add the Turmeric Powder, Red Chilli Powder and Salt along with required quantity of water and cook this mix well

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Step 3 Churakka Payar Koottan (Bottle Gourd Cowpea) Recipe

Step 3

When the mix is cooked well, after removing the pressure from the cooker fully, add the grinded coconut paste and stir it for 2 – 3 minutes.

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Step 4 Churakka Payar Koottan (Bottle Gourd Cowpea) Recipe

Step 4

Then heat the oil in a Cheenachatti/frying pan and add the Mustard seeds, Red chilli pieces and curry leaves into the oil. When the colour of this mix becomes into golden, add it into the already cooked Churakka, Payar Koottan.

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Step 5 Churakka Payar Koottan (Bottle Gourd Cowpea) Recipe

Step 5

Churakka (Bottle gourd), Payar (Cowpea) Koottaan is ready. This koottaan can be served with cooked rice/ Chappathi/Poori etc.

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