Van payar and etha kaya
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 5 people



  • Pour little water to the soaked van payar and cook with required salt in a pressure cooker.
  • Cut etha kaya into 4 lengthy parts and then chop into small pieces.
  • Put etha kaya pieces into cooked payar. Check for salt and add salt if required. Cook in a pressure cooker upto 2 whistles or until cooked.
  • Now, grind coconut with cumin seeds and green chillies.
  • Heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds. Add curry leaves and pour the cooked van payar into the pan.
  • Cover with a lid and allow the steam to pass through the mixture in order to remove the raw flavor.
  • Open the lid and saute the van payar.
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