My hubby loves healthy food. He wants only home cooked food every day. He needs atleast one type of subzi in his lunch pack everyday, apart from salad. So every weekend when we go to buy vegetables at the local super market, we plan what we need to cook for the entire week.
My challenge every morning is to cook the subzi's quickly and yet to retain it's nutritious values. This Cowpea meaning "vaal" in Konkani is another subzi. I have used pressure cooker in this recipe to make it quick. You can just boil in water if you are not using a pressure cooker. Also I have added curry leaves to this subzi which is totally optional.
3 cups chopped cowpea beans
1 medium sized finely chopped onion
2 green chilles
10 curry leaves
1 tsp mustard seeds
2 tablespoon grated coconut
1 tsp jeera/cumin seeds
1 tsp turmeric powder
Pinch of asafoetida
1/2 cup water
2 tablespoon oil
Pressure cook the cowpea beans for one whistle and keep aside.
In a kadai/wok, add 2 tablespoon oil. Keep the flame on low.
When it heats, add mustard seeds and cover the kadai.
After the mustard flutters, add cumin seeds.
Then add asafoetida,curry leaves and green chilles.
Add onion and fry till it becomes pinkish.
Then add the pressure cooked cowpea and and let it simmer for 10 minutes.
Garnish with grated coconut. This is optional.
Serve with rice with a dash of love :)