Saturday, 19 January 2013

Black Eyed Peas Curry - Konkani Style

Black eyed peas is not one of my favourites. I somehow do not like the smell of the lentil. This one was a good dish and I did not quite mind making and eating it.



Ingredients

Urad dal 2 tbsp
Coriander seeds 2 tbsp
Cumin 1/2 tbsp
Coconut 1.5 cups
Red chilli 4
Garlic 8 pods
Tamarind paste 1 tsp
Turmeric 1/2 tsp
Hing a little

Black eyed peas 2 cups (dried)
Onion 1

Oil and salt to taste

Method of preparation

1.  Soak the peas overnight and pressure cook till it is cooked but noy mushy. It cooked in 2 whistles for me.

2. In a pot, add a little oil. Add the urad dal.

3. When it starts to brown add the coriander, cumin, red chilli, garlic and coconut.

4. Roast for a little bit more. Switch off and let it cool.

5. Grind into a smooth paste adding a little water. You can use the cooking water from the peas for this.

6. In the same pot, heat some more oil. Add sliced onions. Sauté till it is slightly browned.

7. Add the ground paste. Sauté for a few minutes.

8. Add the cooked peas and some cooking water (as required).

9. Bring to boil and simmer for some time.

Serve with rice or a side for roti. 

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