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Chakkara Payar | Malabar Red Cow Pea Dessert

Course Breakfast/ Dessert
Cuisine Malabar
Prep Time 4 hours
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings 4
Author Rafeeda AR


  • 1/2 cup red cow pea beans soaked for four hours and drained
  • 1 cup thin coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup thick coconut milk
  • 200 gm jaggery melted in 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 tsp fennel powder
  • 1/4 tsp dry ginger powder
  • 1/4 tsp cardamom powder
  • A pinch of salt


  • Cook the red cow pea beans in a pressure cooker till done. Drain and set aside.
  • In a saucepan, combine the thin coconut milk, melted jaggery and the beans and bring to boil.
  • Cook on low flame, stirring occassionally till it starts to thicken.
  • Add the remaining ingredients and give a good mix. Simmer for some more time. Serve warm.