Lemon squash

Thattam Payaru Kuzhambu (Black Eyed Beans Kuzhambu)

Thattam Payaru Kuzhambu I have already posted Chettinadu Thattam Payaru Kuzhambu, where as this method is different and equally tasty.  The recipe follows..

thattam payaru kuzhambu

Recipe For : 2

Preparation Time : 15 minutes


Thattam Payaru             - 1/4 cup  (Black eyed beans)
Big Onion                      - 1/2
Tamarind                       - small lemon size ball
Salt                                - As required
Turmeric Powder          - 1/4 tsp
Sambar Powder             - 1 tsp
Curry Leaves                 - few
Mustard Seeds               - 1/4 tsp (Kadugu)
Fenugreek Seeds            - 1/4 tsp (Vendhayam)
Oil                                  - 1 tbsp

To Grind:

Big  Onion                 - 1/2
Chopped Coconut      - 1/4 cup
Garlic Pods                - 3
Cinnamon Stick         - 1
Cloves                        - 2
Fennel Seeds              - 1/4 tsp


  • Cook Thattam Payaru (Black eyed beans) for 5 whistles. Chop Big onion finely. Extract tamarind juice from tamarind. Grind everything under ' To Grind'.
  • Heat oil in a cooker. Add mustard seeds and fenugreek seeds to it. When they splutter add chopped onions and curry leaves.
  • After the onions turn translucent, add ground masala to it.
  • Saute till the raw flavor of masala goes off, after that add cooked thattam payaru, salt, turmeric powder and sambar powder to it.
  • Add tamarind extract, enough water and mix everything well. Cook it for a whistle.
  • Enjoy with hot steaming rice and Poriyal of your choice.