Thursday, 27 February 2014

Vanpayar ularthiyathu/Cowpea fry

                      Vanpayar ularthiyathu/Cowpea fry

   A healthy side dish!Cow peas are good source of protein and have low fat content too.It is a tasty dish and if you need traditional taste try to use coconut oil.Do you want to check my vanpayar thoran/cowpea stir fry recipe?


  • Cowpea/vanpayar:1 cup
  • Shallots/kunjulli:10
  • Dry red chilly:5
  • Coconut slices:1/4 cup
  • Mustard/kaduku:1/4 tspn
  • Curry leaves
  • Salt
  • Oil


  • Soak cowpea over night.
  • Pressure cook it for one whistle with salt
  • Drain excess water.
  • Crush both dry red chilly and shallots together.Keep it aside
  • Heat the pan with oil.
  • Add mustard and let it splutter.
  • Add curry leaves and sliced coconut.
  • Add crushed onion and dry red chilly.
  • Stir it well.
  • Add cooked cowpea and fry it well.
  • It is a goos side dish for kanji(porridge) as well as rice.


  1. Looks tasty and delicious fry!!

  2. healthy and tasty stir fry. Lovely

  3. super are now a ..master in cookology

  4. Looks like the peas are so versatile and can be made into different dishes. Lovely simple dish yet perfect pairing with rice.

  5. I also do the same way.Sometimes I avoid coconut..Love it with kanji.


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