This curry is vegan and vegetarians friendly. I started loving to have this curry when I got my first appointment as a teacher in a rural village in Teldeniya, Sri Lanka. They cook freshly harvested cow pea in different ways. I will upload some more in future. This is a nice creamy curry my whole family love to have.
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This recipe will serve 4 -8 people.
Add 250g of cowpea in to a bowl and put some water to soak. I normally soak over night. But you can do several hours. (For example if you add in the morning you can use for lunch.
Once the cow pea is ready strain water and wash several times and add water to cover and cook until slightly cooked. It will give froth as shown in picture. But don’t worry.
Once the cow pea is cooked strain the water and leave aside.
Prepare the ingredients you will need for the curry. Cut several red onions or one salad onion, several cloves of garlic, chillies and prepare cinnamon, rampe(Pandan Leaves) and curry leaves. For the spices I used 1 tsp curry powder, 1/2 tsp chilli powder and a 1/4 tsp turmeric powder.
Add some oil in to a pan and leave the oil to be hot. After add the prepared onion garlic etc….
Stir fry well. After add the spices in to the hot oil.
Cook until nicely fragrant and add a a cup of thick coconut milk in to it and stir well.
When the coconut milk comes to the boil add the cow pea and cook on a a very low heat about 5 minutes. If the liquid is not enough always add some coconut milk or a bit of water.
If you like a thick curry crush several tablespoon using the back of the spoon. Serve hot with rice.