Vanpayar Thoran – It’s a thoran (with coconut, cumin and garlic) made with vanpayar/ cowpeas/ brown peas.

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Kerala Style Vanpayar Thoran | Cowpeas/ Brown peas Thoran

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Serves: 4 Prep Time: Cooking Time:

Ingredients

  • 1. Brown peas (Vanpayar) - 1 Cup (Before soaking in water)
  • 2. Coconut - 1 Cup
  • 3. Cumin - 1/2 Teaspoon
  • 4. Garlic - 2 Big cloves
  • 5. Green chilly - 2 Nos
  • 6. Curry leaves - 6 Leaves
  • 7. Shallots (Chuvannulli) - 5 Nos
  • 8. Turmeric powder - 1/4 Teaspoon
  • 9. Red chilly powder - 1/2 Teaspoon (Optional)
  • 10. Salt
  • --- Tempering (Optional) ---
  • 11. Coconut oil - 1 Tablespoon
  • 12. Mustard seeds - 1/4 Teaspoon
  • 13. Dried red chilly - 2 Nos - Slitted
  • 14. Curry leaves - 1 Stem

Instructions

  1. Cook brown peas and keep aside with the water remaining after cooking.
  2. Crush ingredients 2 – 10 coarsely.
  3. Heat a pan and mix the ground coconut and cooked brown peas along with water.
  4. Cook again the mix with pan covered till all the water get absorbed.
  5. When done switch off the flame and add the tempering on the top.
  6. To temper – Heat oil in a pan, splutter mustard seeds then add curry leaves and dried red chilly and fry for sometime then pour over the cooked mix.

Notes

• Cooking time can be reduced if the peas soaked in water overnight and pressure cook. • Peas and water ratio should be in 1:1 ratio while cooking. If 1 cup peas is used add 1 cup water to cook provided if soaked overnight else more water and time needed for cooking. • 2 Cooker whistles are enough to cook the soaked peas.

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