Thengai varuthu kottina porichuzhambu

This is one of the Kerala recipes. You can make this recipe with palntain, potato, yam, cowpeas,chick peas. the combination is Plantain-cowpeas, Plantain – Chick peas, Yam- chick peas, Plantain-potato-cowpeas. this recipe is not made in a regular basis but once this is made, there is no left over.



Vaazhakkai(Plantain) – 1/2

Cow peas – 1 cup

Salt – As required

Turmeric powder – A pinch

For grinding

Pepper – 4 tsp

Red chilli – 1

Coconut – 2 tbsp

For Seasoning

Mustard seeds – 1 tsp

Channa dhal – 1 tsp

Urad dhal – 1 tsp

Grated coconut – 3/4 cup

Curry leaves – few

Coconut oil


  • Soak the Cowpeas in water for 6-8 hours/overnight.
  • Cut the plantain into small cubes.
  • Next day drain the water and pressure cook the plantain and cowpeas with little water, salt and turmeric powder.
  • In a kadai, add the pressure cooked vegetables.
  • Grind pepper, red chilly, grated coconut and add to the vegetables.
  • Allow it to cook.
  • Finally in another kadai/pan add 2 tsp coconut oil, and splutter mustard seeds, channa dhal, urad dhal and curry leaves.
  • Once they crack, add the grated coconut and fry until they turn golden brown or until you feel the smell of the coconut.
  • Put these fried items in the vegetable mixture.
  • Mix well and cook for five minutes.
  • Serve it with hot rice and papadam.


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