Cowpea with coconut milk

This is a traditional Sri Lankan curry dish which can go very well with rice, pasta, or even mixed in some salads. It is also not very hot for the spice sensible taste.

Ingredients:
- 500 gr. of cowpea
- coconut oil
- mustard seeds
- cloves
- 2 chopped green chili
- 3 or 4 red onions
- curry leaves
- pandan leaf
- 1/2 tea spoon of turmeric
- 2 tea spoons of toasted curry powder
- 10 pieces of garlic shopped in large slices
- salt
- 1 cup of coconut milk powder dissolved into 4 cups of water
- small cinnamon stick

Preparation:

- Put the cowpea in a basin with water until it gets swollen. It will take a few hours to be ready.
- Wash the cowpea and boil in water for 20 minutes.
- Heat up some coconut oil in a saucepan and add some mustard seeds, cloves, the green chilies, half of the red onions, the curry leaves and the panda leaves.
- Fry the cowpea in this saucepan for a few minutes always mixing well.
- Add the turmeric, toasted curry powder, garlic and the rest of the onions, salt, coconut milk and the cinnamon stick.
- Leave it cooking until ready ( around 30 minutes).

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