Wednesday, November 19
After the SWC: Maharashtra roundup, i took a small break, as suggested by my hubby.. But though i was on a break, still i couldn't keep me away from the blogsphere. I didn't had any post published in my blog but browsing other blogs was goingon, as it is...hehe.And alongwith it trying out the recipes too.
So, from those tried recipes here comes Usal ,as contributed by EC of Simple Indian Food during SWC: Maharashtra . I did had dried green peas for a long time, but didn't knew exactly how to cook it. But after reading hers and others contributors recipe, realised that a lot a other dry beans or peas can also be used to make Usal on similar terms.
Dried green peas 2 cups(soaked overnight)
1 tbsp oil
1 tbsp shredded dry coconut,
1 onion chopped
1 tsp cumin seeds and mustard seeds
4 green chilies,chopped finely
4-5 small garlic cloves,chopped
1/4 tsp asafoetida
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
1/2 tsp garam masala powder
Tamarind ,small lemon sized soaked in water
Salt to taste
Coriander leaves finely chopped
Cook the green peas in pressure cooker till soft.
In a skillet, lightly roast dry coconut and cumin seeds.
Heat oil and add mustard seeds.
When they splutter, add asafoetida, turmeric powder and garlic and green chillies. Add onions pieces and fry till they look translucent
Then add tamarind juice, cooked peas ,coconut ,salt and all the other spices.
Add some water if required and cook for some time till you get a thick gravy.
Mix well and cook further for 5 minutes.
Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with rice or chapati.
you can have it as chat.
Spread out this gravy on a plate, add some sweet chutney and green chutney as per taste. Add lots of sev to it and finely garnish with coriander leaves.
Serve immediately .
Sending this to MLLA Seventh Helping at Cooking4allseasons.
And to Lentil mela at Ashwini's spicy cuisine