Friday, December 21, 2012

Thatta Payir Sadam (Cow Peas Rice)

My mom use to cook this most of the time. It’s one of my favorite too.  I haven’t tasted this anywhere and even heard from anyone. It takes only 30 minutes to cook and a different food when we need a change.



1 ¼ cup
Thatta Payir (Cow Peas)
½ cup
Onion chopped
¾ cup
Tomato chopped
½ cup
Garlic Pods
Green chili
Cumin seeds
1 Tbsp
Turmeric powder
½ tsp
Chili powder
½ tsp
Mustard seeds
1 tsp
Curry leaves
Coriander chopped



  1. Cook thatta payir in pressure cooker for 4-5 whiles or until it’s cooked but not mushy.
  2. Heat oil splutters mustard seeds and cumin seeds. Add onion, green chili, curry leaves and half coriander.
  3. Once onion turn soft add tomato with a pinch of salt and cook for few minutes. Now crush the garlic and add to onion tomato mixture fry for one minute and turn off.
  4. In a pressure cooker add rice, cooked thatta payir, onion tomato mixture, turmeric and chili powder, salt.
  5. Add 3 ¾ cups water (including the water from cooked thatta payir 1:3 ratio rice: water).
  6. Cook for one whistle in high and 2 whistles on low flame turn off the stove. Wait until the pressure released and garnish with remaining coriander.


Tips: This will taste good if you serve hot and with ghee.


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