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Vanpayar (Lal Chawali/Red Chori/Red Cowpeas Curry) is a known legume and a favourite of every keralite. It’s normally eaten with hot Kanji and every ‘traditional’ Malayalee will not trade this dish for anything else. This is like chicken Soup to their Soul.
Vanpayar – 1 cup
Grated Coconut – 1/4 cup
Small Onion – 2 nos
Ginger – 1 small piece
Garlic – 2 flakes
Green chillies – 1 no
Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
Red Chilli Powder – 1/2 tsp
Oil – 1 tsp
Curry leaves – 1 spring
Salt – as required
Soak the vanpayar for 1 hour. Cook it in the pressure cooker along with salt and water.
Grind together Small onion, Ginger, Garlic and Green chillies.
Pour oil into a pan and add the ground mixture and fry.
Add turmeric and chilli powder to this. Add the grated coconut and mix it.
Add the cooked vanpayar to it and mix well.
This curry can be served with Rice or Kanji.