½cupBlack eyed peas, cooked (or other beans like chickpeas can also be used)
1OnionMedium , chopped
To make the Spice Paste:
2tbspsRoasted or Putnala pappu
3 ~ 4chiliesDry red
1 ~ 2ChiliesGreen
Make the Masala/ Spice paste: Grind the ingredients under Spice paste to a smooth paste.
Steam or microwave the veggies until tender.
Heat oil in a pan, add the onions and cook till they turn translucent. Add the ground paste and cook till the raw smell disappears, about 2~3 minutes.
Next add turmeric, cooked veggies, cooked beans, coconut milk and salt to taste. Add enough water and bring the mixture to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer till the gravy thickens. Serve with rice or roti.