Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Peas Usal

I got this delicious and simple recipe from the cookbook Ruchira by Kamlabai Ogale . This book is a must have if you are a Maharastran Vegetarian Cuisine fan and I read the book in Marathi has been a consistent best seller for the past 25 years . This is my adaption just tweaking quantities , the recipe and ingredients remain unchanged.

400 Grams Shelled Frozen Peas.
1 Teaspoon Mustard Seeds.
1/2 Teaspoon Turmeric.
1/5 Teaspoon Hing.
4 Teaspoons Oil.
1 Teaspoon Lemon Juice or To Taste.
Green / Dried Chilies to taste
1 Teaspoon Sugar.

Make Paste:
8 Green Chilies.
Green Dhania Chopped - Equal volume as Coconut.
1/2 Coconut.
2 Teaspoons Poppy Seeds.
2Teaspoon Jeera.

Chopped Green Dhania For Garnish
Grated Coconut Fro Garnish.

Heat oil , splutter mustard seeds , add hing and chilies , add peas , haldi , sugar and salt.Cook covered 5 minutes on low heat , then add the paste and lemon juice, gently mix , cook another 3-4 minutes . I took off the heat , mixed in some grated coconut and dhania leaves to infuse fresh flavors - left the dish covered for 5 minutes.Served garnished with more coconut and dhania leave.
Light , flavorful and so delicious !

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