Thattai payaru Suraikkai kuzhambu (Cow peas Bottle guard curry)

Thattai payaru suraikkai kuzhambu (cow peas bottle guard curry) recipe


  • Cow peas (Thattai payaru)- 1 cup             
  • Bottle guard (Suraikkai)- 250 g
  • Small onion-  7 to 8         
  • Tomato- 1 big size
  • Grated coconut- 2 teaspoon
  • Ginger- small piece(optional)
  • Curry leave- few
  • Tamarind- gooseberry size
  • Turmeric powder- 1 ½ teaspoon
  • Cumin seeds- 1 teaspoon
  • Fennel seeds (Perunjeeragam)- ½ spoon(Optional)
  • Mustard seeds and Urad dhal- 1/2 teaspoon
  • Channa dal- 1/2 teaspoon
  • Red chili- 3
  • Salt and Oil- to taste


  1. Soak the Cow peas for 7 to 8 hr and pressure cook it for 1 whistle.
  2. Heat the Oil in a pan. Put the Cumin seeds, Fennel seeds and fry it.
  3. Then add the Small onions and fry until it turns golden brown.
  4. Then add the grated Coconut and fry for a minute.
  5. Then add the Coriander powder and Ginger.Grind all these items and keep it aside.
  6. Cut the Bottle guard into required size.
  7. Heat the Oil in the pan and add Mustard seeds, Urad dhal, Channa dal, Onion, Curry leaves and Red chillies. Fry until onion turns into golder brown.
  8. Add the sliced Tomato and saute for a minute.
  9. Add the Bottle guard and fry for a minute.
  10. Then add the Tamarind water, Salt and cook it for 2 min
  11. Then add the ground items and allow it to cook.
  12. When all these are cooked add the pressure cooked cow peas.
  13. Let it to cook for sometime and remove from the fire.

Goes well with: Rice and Chappathi.

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