Cowpeas Curry | Vanpayar Curry

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Cowpeas Curry | Vanpayar Curry

Cowpeas Curry | Vanpayar Curry

If you are a fan for beans products, then Cowpeas Curry is an apt choice. It is a tasty dish with a slightly tangy flavor and aroma. The curry dish is an excellent combo of brinjal and cowpeas, blended in a tasty coconut mixture. Addition of sambar powder makes the dish unique and special with an excellent masala flavor. Cowpeas Curry goes well with rice, roti and chappati. Vanpayar Curry is a very excellent substitute for vegetarians who abstain from eating meat and other poultry products. Cowpeas is rich in protein and other vital nutrients required for human body. Vanpayar Curry is an easy to prepare curry that requires naturally available ingredients. You can explore a well detailed and illustrated curry dish here.
Prep Time 50 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Cuisine Tamil
Servings 4 people



  • For preparing Cowpeas Curry, first boil the cowpeas by adding salt and water in a cooker. Allow for 2 to 3 whistles.
  • Chop the small onions, tomato, red chilli and brinjal.
  • Heat the oil in the pan and temper the mustard, broken black gram, and cumin seeds.
  • Add curry leaves, red chilli and onion and saute it for 3 minutes, until the onion turns into brown.
  • Add tomato and brinjal and mix well.
  • Add salt and turmeric powder and allow to fry for 2 minutes in medium flame.
  • Add sambar powder and mix well.
  • Add tamarind water, mix well and and allow to boil for 5 minutes.
  • Add required water and cowpea. Mix well and allow to boil for 5 minutes.
  • Add coconut paste and mix well and allow to cook for 15 minutes in medium flame, until it becomes gravy consistency.
  • The tasty and nutritious dish is ready. Serve hot with rice.


You can visit this link Vaazha Pindi Vanpayar Thoran. You can also visit this link Angamaly Manga Curry
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