Chow Chow kootu - Chow Chow with Thatai Payir (Red cow pea) recipe - Simple Vegan side dish

I visited my mother in law's place for a short trip last month. I had this kootu for lunch and the paruppu used in it was very tasty and different. When i asked about it they told me it is Red thatai payir (Red cow pea) and they break it using Thiruvai.. Taste was so amazing. I asked her to make some dal for me. As usual my mum packed some home grown vegetable too. So I made chow chow kootu (all ingredients from India and home grown. It is fully organic) Loved the taste

Chow chow - 3 cup (Peel the skin and dice)
Thatai payir - 1/2 cup
Turmeric powder - 1/2 teaspoon
Salt to taste
Grated Fresh coconut - 3 tablespoon

To Temper

Coconut oil - 2 teaspoon
Mustard seeds - 3/4 teaspoon
Cumin seeds - 1 teaspoon
Urad dal - 1 teaspoon
Hing - 1/4 teaspoon
Green chllies - 2
Red chillies - 1
Curry leaves few
Garlic - 3 pods
Shallots - 7-9 (peel and slice)


Wash and soak dal for 1 hr. Cook it with turmeric powder

Once cooked Add chow chow and Salt Cook again

In another flame heat oil. Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, urad dal. Let it pop. Add Chillies, hing, curry leaves. Fry fr 30 sec. Add garlic and Onion fry till transparent

Once chow chow is 3/4th cooked add seasoning. Mix well. Cook completely. 
Once done add coconut and mix it.. Cook for another min.

Switch off and serve hot