Yam – Cowpeas Dry Fry (Chena – Vanpayar Ularth)

Ingredients for Yam – Cowpeas Dry Fry (Chena – Vanpayar Ularth):

1. Yam chopped into small pieces – 1 cup

    Vanpayar (Cowpeas) – ½ cup

2. Red chillies – 4

   Shallots – 10

   Garlic – 4 cloves

    Curry leaves – 2 stems

3. Oil – 1.5 table spoons

    Mustard – 1 tsp

    Curry leaves – A little

How to prepare Yam – Cowpeas Dry Fry (Chena – Vanpayar Ularth)?

1. Cook ingredients no: 1 together. Water content should be fully absorbed.

2. Crush ingredients no: 2 together.

3. Heat oil and pour oil. Sputter mustard seeds.

4. Add the crushed ingredients and sauté for a while.

5. Add cooked ingredients no: 1, salt and curry leaves.

6. Keep sauting till your Yam Ularth turns almost dry.

Courtesy: Vanitha Magazine August 15-31, 2006

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