Brown Cow Peas Saru-Upkari

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Ready to serve Cow-peas Saru-upkari

How long it takes – 45 minutes

Number of servings: 4-5

Brown cow peas in English is Alsandebi in Konkani. I have already put up Brown cow-peas gravy and is well received by the viewers and fellow bloggers as well. Today I would like to put up a healthy lunch side dish which can be relished with rice and plain papad. We normally sprout the lentils for extra flavour. Here it is.

What you need to have:

1. Brown Cow-peas – 1 cup

Brown cow-peas

Sprouted Cow-peas

What you do with what you have:

1. Wash and soak cow-peas in water for about 8-10 hours.  Drain water and tie it in cloth and keep it aside for over night. It will have been sprouted by then as shown in image-2.

2. Cook the sprouted peas in the cooker adding 3-4 glasses of water and a little salt as usual for about 30 minutes till done. Transfer it to a broad based bowl. Add required quantity of salt and water if needed and bring it to boil. (note – some salt added while cooking earlier)

Cooked peas being boiled adding salt

Ingredients of Seasoning:

1. Red chillies – 3-4

2. Garlic cloves – 10-12

3. Cooking oil – 2 Teaspoons

Ingredients of Seasoning

3. Place a spatula with 2-3 Teaspoons of cooking oil in it on the flame. Add pealed and crushed garlic cloves and fry it till light brown and crispy. When about to be done, add red chilly pieces to it.

Seasoning in progress

4. When the seasoning is ready, add this to the cooked peas from step-2 to it. Yummmmmmmmmmm and enjoy hot with rice and plain papad.

Ready to serve Cow-peas Saru-upkari

How long it takes – 45 minutes

Number of servings: 4-5

Note :

1. Both small and big varieties of peas can be used for the dish.

2. Always use sprouted peas. Without sprouting also can be prepared but will not be tasty. Sprouting also improves the nutritious value.

3. One can season with Mustard, Red chilly, and curry leaves as well.

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5 thoughts on “Brown Cow Peas Saru-Upkari

    Hari Chandana said:
    April 1, 2011 at 8:23 am

    Hi, Prathibha.. Chennagidira ?

    This recipe looks really good and perfect.. thanks for sharing.. lovely step by step pics 🙂

    Indian Cuisine

    Sushma Mallya said:
    April 1, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    Thank you so much prathibha ji for dropping by my blog the other day….I loved this saar reminded me of my mom’s saar she used to do it which I used to Love with rice…Thanks so much for posting such authentic recipes which is so handy for me to refer:)

      prathibalrao responded:
      April 3, 2011 at 8:11 am

      Hi Sushma,

      This was a request recipe and i thought even though a conventional one but a healthy and nutritional one no????

    shriannalakshmi said:
    April 2, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    wow, the recipe looks tempting and easy too.

      prathibalrao responded:
      April 3, 2011 at 2:48 pm

      hi Sriannalakshmi,

      It is an easy , healthy and yummmm recipeeeeee!!!

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