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Banana stem and Cow peas Curry | Vazhapindi vanpayar mezhukkupuratti

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Banana stem and Cow peas Curry | Vazhapindi vanpayar mezhukkupuratti with step by step photos and video recipe. banana stem and cow peas is not a very common combination but this pair is soo good and made in Kerala as a mezhukkupuratti.

Banana stem and Cow peas Curry

What is Mezhukkupuratti? It is when you cook the vegetables plain and saute it with spices. Thoran is different from mezhukkupuratti. Thoran does not have much spices and in this vegetables are mostly cooked with salt, curry leaves, green chilli/red chilli/spice and topped with grated coconut.

there are list of mezhukkupuratti and thoran recipes to check if your interested. banana stem mezhukkupuratti, Mushroom mezhukkupuratti, payaru mezhukkupuratti, jackfruit mezhukkupuratti, etc.,

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Banana stem and Cow peas Curry step by step pictorial description:

  1. soak the cowpeas overnight and take it in a pressure cooker with enough water.vazhapindi vanpayar curry.Still006
  2. I have added 3/4 cup cowpeas to 2.5 cups water. You can use the leftover water in making rasam. do not add salt while cooking lentils/dals/pulses, cooking will get slower.  vazhapindi vanpayar curry.Still006
  3. Pressure cook for 4-5 whistles until it is easy mashablevazhapindi vanpayar curry.Still006
  4. Open and check if it is cooked well. keep it aside. vazhapindi vanpayar curry.Still006
  5. take the roughly chopped banana stem in a pressure cookervazhapindi vanpayar curry.Still006
  6. add enough water to cook it. It gets cooked faster, so add around 1.5 cups to 1 cup approximately. Banana stem and Cow peas Curry
  7. sprinkle turmeric powderBanana stem and Cow peas Curry
  8. further, add salt to tasteBanana stem and Cow peas Curry
  9. close and pressure cook for 2 whistles. Banana stem and Cow peas Curry
  10. open and keep it aside Banana stem and Cow peas Curry
  11. heat oil and crackle mustard seeds and cumin seeds 
  12. further add curry leaves to crackled mustard seeds
  13. Coarsely crush garlic in mortar pestle and add it to the panBanana stem and Cow peas Curry
  14. break a green chilli into half and add itBanana stem and Cow peas Curry
  15. Along with green chilli, break red chillies into half and add it as well according to your spice level . Banana stem and Cow peas Curry
  16. coarsely crush the shallots in mortar pestle and add it. Banana stem and Cow peas Curry
  17. Fry until the onions are brownBanana stem and Cow peas Curry
  18. Add the cooked cowpeas and banana stem without water. Banana stem and Cow peas Curry
  19. add salt to taste. remember we have added while cooking banana stem . so add for the onions and cowpeas only. 
  20. add little water
  21. close and cook for 5-10 minutesBanana stem and Cow peas Curry
  22. open and mash it slightly until well combined. Banana stem and Cow peas Curry
  23. add grated coconutBanana stem and Cow peas Curry
  24. mix well and serve hotBanana stem and Cow peas Curry

Vazhapindi vanpayar mezhukkupuratti recipe card:

Banana stem and Cow peas Curry

Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr
Servings: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup red cowpeas soaked overnight
  • 1.5 cups banana stem
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/8 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 spring curry leaves
  • 1 tsp garlic crushed
  • 1 no green chilli broken
  • 2 no dry red chilli
  • 1/2 cup shallots coarsely crushed
  • 2 tbsp coconut grated

Instructions

  • soak red cow peas in water overnight. strain the water and pressure cook for 4 whistles until mushy. 
  • pressure cook roughly chopped banana stem with salt and turmeric powder to 2 whistles until mushy
  • heat oil and crackle mustard seeds, cumin seeds and add curry leaves, red chilli, green chilli , crushed garlic, crushed shallots.
  • fry until brown and add cooked banana stem and cooked cowpeas. 
  • adjust salt to taste and add little water, close and cook for 2 minutes. 
  • open and mash it well. 
  • add grated coconut and mix well. 
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