Payar Curry / Black Eyed Beans Curry

                      This is one of the popular curry in Kasaragod area…It is also known as Payar manhathanni, Payar vellam etc because of its watery consistency….


1 cup black eyed beans/ payar (vellapayar)
1 1/2-2 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
3 garlic cloves, crushed
2 green chillies, slit
1 big onion, sliced
1 big tomato, chopped
1/4-1/2 cup grated coconut
small lemon sized tamarind
2 tbsp coriander leaves
1 tsp mustard seeds
2 dry red chillies
1 sprig curry leaves
salt to taste


  1. Wash and soak black eyed beans in water for 3-4 hours. 
  2. Cook the soaked beans/ payar in a pressure cooker with chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, green chillies, onion, tomato, 2 crushed garlic, tamarind, grated coconut and salt adding enough water for 2 whistles.
  3. Once the pressure releases, open the cooker and add the coriander leaves. Adjust the salt and spice level and and allow it to boil at medium flame. Switch off the flame.
  4. Heat oil in a small pan and splutter mustard seeds. Add 1 crushed garlic, dry red chillies and curry leaves and fry and pour this over the curry…Serve with rice….

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