Dried Peas Curry/Peas for Chaat


This peas curry reminds me of the chaat I have had at my canteen at office. I wanted to make something similar for Dinner to be served with Chappathi. I have tried this a few times before and is a family pleaser. Its a mildly spiced curry and also can be served with Chaat/ Masala Chaat/Samosa Chaat etc. Its a one pot delicious curry which means less cleaning up.

 

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Recipe 

Serves : 4

Measuring cup : 160 ml

Dried peas : 1 1/4 Cup (About 200 gms), soaked overnight or about 8 hours

Chilli powder : 1 tsp

Garam masala powder : 1/4 tsp

Turmeric : 1/2 tsp

Coriander powder : 1 tsp

Onion : 1 medium, finely Chopped

Tomatoe : 1 medium, finely Chopped

Ginger Garlic paste : 1 tsp

Oil : 2-3 tsp 

Bay leaf : 1

Cumin seeds : 1/2 tsp

 

Spices : (Optional)

Cinnamon : 1 x 1 inch

Cloves : 2

 

To garnish and serve 

Onions :  1 small ,finely chopped

Tomato :  1 small ,finely chopped

Coriander leaves : 2 tsp

 

Method

Soak the dried peas overnight or for 8 hours.

Heat a pressure pan/cooker and add the soaked Green peas  and pressure cook with 1/2 tsp salt and about 1.5 cups water for about 2-3 whistles.

Open the pan and you’ll see that the peas have turned mushy. If still whole and seem uncooked, you can further cook them in the next stage

Transfer the cooked peas to another bowl

In the same pan add 2 tsp oil, add the whole garam masala if using and add the bay leaf and cumin seeds ( I didnt use bayleaf) Wait for about 45 seconds.

Add the onions and the ginger garlic paste. Wait for the onions to soften and the rtaw smell of the ginger garlic paste to disappear.

Now add the tomatoes and the powders. Saute for about a minute.

Add the cooked peas, salt to taste and pressure cook for 1 whistle. If the peas dont seem cooked the first time pressure cook for 1 more whistle.

Open after 5 minutes. Garnish with the onions, tomatoes and Coriander leaves. Serve with Chappathi or Samosa chaat.

 

Local Picks

Katoomba brand Dried Green peas

 

 

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