Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Vella Payar Curry

One of the main health benefits of black-eyed peas is their high fiber content. Fiber is a nutrient that helps regulate your digestive system, and increasing your intake could help alleviate constipation and symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome. Fiber also helps keep your cholesterol levels healthy by preventing cholesterol from being absorbed into your bloodstream, which reduces your risk of developing heart disease. Additionally, high-fiber foods keep you feeling full, since they are digested slowly -- which is important for weight control. Black-eyed peas are a low-fat and low-calorie food. They are a good alternative source of protein if you don't eat meat. Include this in your meal at least once in a weak. Here is one recipe.
  1. Vella Payar (Black Eye Peas): 1 cup
  2. Onion: 1 big
  3. Tomato: 1 small
  4. Green Chilli: 1
  5. Turmeric powder: ½ tsp
  6. Chilli powder: 1 tsp
  7. Coriander powder: 2 tsp
  8. Garam masala powder: ¼ tsp
  9. Coconut milk powder: 4 tbsp
  10. Shallots: 4
  11. Curry leaves: 1 string
  12. Salt: needed
  13. Coconut Oil: needed
Method of Preparation:
  • Soak vella payar for 6 hours.
  • Wash and transfer to cooking pot, add turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder, garam masala, salt, sliced onion, chopped tomato and green chilli.
  • Add enough water to get the peas cooked.
  • Put on the flame and low the flame when it boils.
  • When peas are cooked and gravy becomes thick, Add coconut milk powder. Stir well and switch off the flame.
  • Heat oil in a pan, add chopped shallots, when it turns reddish brown add curry leaves and pour this to the prepared vella payar curry.
  • Serve hot with chappathi, Appam or with any breakfast item of your choice.

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