Soak the Cowpeas in water for about 3 hours .After soaking in a pressure cooker add in the soaked Cowpeas and along with immersing level water and salt and cook for 4 whistles wait till the pressure is released.
Open the cooker and drain the excess water and set the cooked cowpeas aside. Now heat a pan add in oil once it becomes hot add in Mustard seeds and Urad Dal, let them splutter
Next add in the Hing, Dry Red Chilli and Curry Leaves. Fry for a min and add in Sundal Podi and the required Salt , Check and add salt if necessary (as we have already added salt while cooking the cowpeas)
Next add the cooked cowpeas and mix well and saute for 2-3 mins.
Finally add in freshly grated coconut sauté for 2 mins and switch off the flame.
· This is a no onion no garlic recipe.
· Perfect for the Navratri fasting and evening snacks.
· You can soak the cowpeas overnight.
· If you don’t prefer a spicy version you can skip the Sundal podi.