Monday, 8 October 2012

Cowpea Salad

Kawpi or Cowpea is a popular breakfast in Sri Lanka. We eat grains as breakfast.  This Cowpea Salad is easy to prepare. Good as an appetizer, also good as breakfast.
Ingredients: (for 5 portions)
3 cups Cowpea
1 tbs chilli flakes
2-3 dry red chilli, cut into pieces
2 springs Curry leaves
half onion sliced
1 tbs ginger,garlic paste
1 tspn mustard seeds
1-2 tbs oil to fry
salt to taste
(Pinch of baking soda-optional)

Soak Cowpea in water for about 6 hours.
Hint: Add a pinch of baking soda when soaking. This will soften cowpea.
When you are ready to prepare the salad,
First boil soaked cowpea.
Drain the water.

Heat 1-2 tbsp. oil in a pan.
Add mustard seed when oil is heated.
Then add ginger, garlic paste.
When you get the fragrance, add onion & curry leaf, also dried red chilli.
Mix well.
Then add chilli flakes & mix.
Now it is time to add boiled chick peas.
Mix well & add salt to taste.
Remove from the burner .
Cowpea salad is ready to serve...

In Sri Lanka, This is a kind of street food.

I love this, because it is freezer friendly. Always I cook more and freeze them. Easily can be kept in freezer for about 3 weeks & I use it for breakfast.

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  1. I love beans... we usually use cowpea for soup in Malaysia =)

  2. a very nutritious legume salad dear. yummy

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  3. very nutritious and yummy... Thanks for linking the same for my event..
    Looking forward to more yummy street food..:)
    I am consolidating the dishes at..

  4. I love this beans too.. Nice salad!

  5. I often eat this for lunch..I make it extra spicy for myself..yummy.

  6. Nutritious and yummy salad.

  7. This is not the kind of Italian breakfast, but lunch seems very good

  8. perfect n healthy version it
    Tasty Appetite

  9. Very interesting Amy! Looks yummy! Have a good day.

  10. Hey wow that is yum. Thanks Amy

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