Kayathond (Plantain Peel) &Payar (cowpea) Upperi

SobhaKesavan S

Kayathond (Plantain Peel) &Payar (cowpea) Upperi

A traditional kerala style side dish prepared with plantain peel. it goes well with rice.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 6 people



  • Clean the Kayathond (Plantain Peel) well and cut them into pieces
  • Then cut these pieces further into small, small thin pieces
  • Put these pieces into water for about 10-15 minutes.
  • Soak the Payar (cowpea) for about half-an-hour time
  • After about half-an-hour, wash the payar(cowpea) and cook it along with the small pieces of Kayathond(Plantain Peel) and required quantity of Saltin a pressure cooker or a normal vessel. When this mix is cooked well, put off the stove and remove the pressure cooker/vessel from the stove and keep it separately.
  • Heat Oil in a frying pan and add the sliced onion and stir this mix well
  • When the colour of the onion turns into golden, add some Red Chilli Powder into it, stir and then add the cooked Kaya thond and Payar into it and stir it further.
  • Kayathond and PayarUpperi is ready. This Kaya tholi and Payarupperi can be seved with cooked rice/Chapathi/Poori etc.
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