Red Cowpeas Stirfry Recipe

A variety of dishes can be made from Red Cowpeas also known as Lal Chowli or Tambdi Alsandya Bee. Stir fries, Coconut based Gravies, Chaat, Soup, the list goes on. Posting a simple stir fry today.


  • 125 gms Lal Chowli / Red Cowpeas
  • 5 dry red chillies broken into bits
  • A large pinch of Hing/asafoetida
  • Grated coconut for garnish
  • 2 tbsps Coconut oil
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • Salt

Method :

Wash and pressure cook the Red Cowpeas with salt. Heat oil in a pan. Add a tsp of mustard and after it splutters add the broken red chilly bits. Toss. Drop in the cooked Lal Chowli. Boil well till all the water is absorbed. Tip in the Hing. Garnish with coconut. Keep aside for ten minutes for the flavours to infuse before serving.

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