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Kawpi or Cowpea is a popular breakfast in Sri Lanka. We eat grains or legumes as breakfast in Sri Lanka. This Cowpea Salad is easy to prepare. Good as an appetizer, also good as breakfast.
If you look for similar recipes,then check this chickpea stir fry recipe.
I also cook cowpea curry which is thick in gravy.
Ingredients: (for 5 portions)
3 cups Cowpea
1 tbs chilli flakes
2-3 dry red chilli, cut into pieces
2 springs Curry leaves
half onion sliced
1 tbs ginger,garlic paste
1 tspn mustard seeds
1-2 tbs oil to fry
salt to taste
(Pinch of baking soda-optional)
Soak Cowpea in water for about 6 hours.
Hint: Add a pinch of baking soda when soaking. This will soften cowpea.
When you are ready to prepare the salad,
First boil soaked cowpea.
Drain the water.
Heat 1-2 tbsp. oil in a pan.
Add mustard seed when oil is heated.
Then add ginger, garlic paste.
When you get the fragrance, add onion & curry leaf, also dried red chilli.
Then add chilli flakes & mix.
Now it is time to add boiled chick peas.
Mix well & add salt to taste.
Remove from the burner .
Cowpea salad is ready to serve…
In Sri Lanka, This is a kind of street food.
I love this, because it is freezer friendly. Always I cook more and freeze them. Easily can be kept in freezer for about 3 weeks & I use it for breakfast.
If you try this Cowpea recipe,let me know. 🙂