Black Eyed Beans Theeyal/ Black Eyed Beans Cooked in a Roasted Coconut Gravy


1 cup black eyed beans/ payar
1/2- 3/4 cup grated coconut
4-5 shallots
2 cloves garlic
2 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
a small lemon sized tamarind
1 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds
curry leaves


  1. Soak black eyed beans in water and pressure cook for 2-3 whistles adding enough water and salt.
  2. Soak tamarind in little water, extract the juice and keep it aside.
  3. Heat a pan in medium heat and add grated coconut and roast till they are almost golden.
  4. Add shallots, garlic, few curry leaves, chilli powder, coriander powder and turmeric powder and fry for few minutes and grind it to a smooth paste adding little water.
  5. Heat oil in another pan, splutter mustard seeds and add fenugreek seeds and curry leaves.
  6. Add ground paste, tamarind extract and salt and boil it well.
  7. Add the cooked black eyed beans and mix well. Cover and cook for few minutes and serve hot….


  1. Hi Shabna,

    I am so sorry for not including your entries. This was the 1st time I posted something like this. I'm not a blogger. I'm actually Kavi's friend substituting for her while she is on a break for exams. Even though she told me to be careful to include all the eligible entries for the Roundup, I seem to have missed yours! Its absolutely my fault and there are no excuses. There were just way too many entries for me to verify and I wasn't sure how to handle it properly! I do feel really bad, I hope you understand I can't change it now.

    Do participate in Oct giveaway. Kavi (the actual blogger) will be back to announce the winners and I'm sure she'll be more careful to include everyone's names! And I'll tell her to include yours specifically. Is that okay? 🙂

    Again, I'm so sorry!

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