SATISFYING THATTAI PAYIRU SAATHAM/COW PEAS RICE

Thattai Payiru Saatham/Cow Peas rice is our most popular and traditional dish of Kongu Folks. 

How to make?

Ingredients:

Cowpeas 50 g
Ponni Parboiled rice 200 gms
Groundnut Oil 2 Tbsps
Mustard seeds 1/2 Tsp
Cloves and small pieces of cinnamon sticks 3=5 pcs
Shallots 20 pcs peeled and chopped
Green chillies 2 cut into halves
Curry leaves 15-20 pcs
Turmeric powder 1/2 Tsp
Sambar powder 1 Tsp
Rock Salt 3/4 Tsp
Coriander greens a fistful (chopped)

Procedure:




Soak the rice and cowpeas for 30 minutes
Heat the pressure cooker with oil.
Add mustard seeds to pop up
Add cloves and cinnamon
Once they start spluttering, add shallots, curry leaves and green chillies.
Add Turmeric and Sambar powder.
Saute for a second.
Add tomatoes.
Saute again until the shallots turn transparent.
Transfer the soaked rice and lentils with 400 ml water.
Add salt and coriander greens.
Close the lid and place the weight.
Allow cook up to 5 whistles and simmer for 2 minutes.
Set aside to cool down.
After 15 minutes, open the cooker.
Yummy and perfect Thattai Payiru saatham /cowpeas rice is ready to have.
Top  up with One spoon of Sesame oil and mix with the rice and the taste is divine!
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Cooking Time 1 hour.
Yield 2 persons.
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