Vazhaikai / Plantain - 3 small (peeled and cut into thick strips)
Black Eyed Peas - 1/2 cup (soaked for 1 hour and cooked till tender or 1 15oz canned)
Salt - to taste
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Urad dal - 1tsp
Oil - 1 tsp
Fresh grated coconut - 1/2 cup
Whole Black Pepper - 2 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Red chillies - 2 or to taste
Grind all the above ingredients with little water and keep it aside.
Cook the plantains in 1 cup of water till tender. Do not over cook.
Add the cooked or canned black eyed peas and salt.
Add the ground paste and bring it to a boil.
Temper mustard seeds, urad dal and curry leaves in oil and add it to the mixture.
Optional: Drizzle some coconut oil for extra flavor.
Serve hot with rice