Cowpea Gravy

the cowpea gravy tastes spicy and goes well with rice.

Cowpea Gravy

the cowpea gravy tastes spicy and goes well with rice.

By Karthika Rajendran

Published On: 25 Oct 2015

Rating: 3
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50 Minutes
Served : 4
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  • cowpeas 1 cup
    small onion 15 no.
    tomato 1 no.
    red chilli 2 no.
    brinjal 2 no.
    tamarind water 1/2 cup
    coconut paste 1 cup
    salt to taste
    sambar powder 2 tsp
    turmeric powder 1 tsp
    oil 5 tsp
    mustard 1 tsp
    broken black gram 1/2 tsp
    cumin seed 1 tsp
    curry leaves 1 bunch

Directions (Click image to enlarge it)

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Step 1 Cowpea Gravy Recipe

Step 1

boil the cowpea by adding salt and water in a cooker.s allow for 2 to 3 whistles

Step 2 Cowpea Gravy Recipe

Step 2

chop the small onions, tomato, red chilli and brinjal

Step 3 Cowpea Gravy Recipe

Step 3

heat the oil in the pan and temper the mustard, broken black gram, and cumin seeds

Step 4 Cowpea Gravy Recipe

Step 4

add curry leaves, red chilli and onion and saute it for 3 minutes, until the onion turns into brown

Step 5 Cowpea Gravy Recipe

Step 5

add tomato and brinjal and mix well

Step 6 Cowpea Gravy Recipe

Step 6

add salt and turmeric powder and allow to fry for 2 minutes in medium flame

Step 7 Cowpea Gravy Recipe

Step 7

add sambar powder and mix well

Step 8 Cowpea Gravy Recipe

Step 8

add tamarind water, mix well and and allow to boil for 5 minutes

Step 9 Cowpea Gravy Recipe

Step 9

add required water and cowpea. mix well and allow to boil for 5 minutes

Step 10 Cowpea Gravy Recipe

Step 10

add coconut paste and mix well and allow to cook for 15 minutes in medium flame, until it becomes gravy consistency

Step 11 Cowpea Gravy Recipe

Step 11

cowpea gravy is ready. serve with rice

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