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.
Recipe: Cowpea Salad (Kawpi tempered/ Black eyed beans tempered)
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. 🙂
More Sri Lankan Recipes:
I love beans… we usually use cowpea for soup in Malaysia =)
a very nutritious legume salad dear. yummy
very nutritious and yummy… Thanks for linking the same for my event..
Looking forward to more yummy street food..:)
I love this beans too.. Nice salad!
I often eat this for lunch..I make it extra spicy for myself..yummy.
Nutritious and yummy salad.
Very interesting Amy! Looks yummy! Have a good day.
This is not the kind of Italian breakfast, but lunch seems very good
perfect n healthy version ..love it
Hey wow that is yum. Thanks Amy
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