Halwai August 10, 2020

Ingredients:

• Dry white Peas – 1 cup
• Ginger paste – 1.5 tbsp
• Garlic pods (crushed) – 4
• Green chillies – 4
• Cinnamon – 1 small stick
• Cardamom – 2 pods
• Bay leaf- 1
• Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
• Onions – 2
• Tomatoes – 2
• Tamarind paste – 1 tsp
• Chilli powder – 1 tsp
• Garam Masala powder – 2 tsp
• Coriander leaves – A few to sprinkle on top
• Coconut scrapping – 2 tbsp
• Oil – 2 tbsp
• Salt to taste

Method:

  1. Soak dry peas overnight. In the morning pressure cook it on simmer for half an hour.
  2. Take a heavy bottomed vessel, add oil, splutter cumin seeds, then add cinnamon, cardamom, bay leaf and fry for a few seconds.
  3. Then add garlic, ginger, green chillies and fry for a minute. Then add onions and fry.
  4. After the onions turn pink, add the tomatoes and tamarind paste and saute for a minute.
  5. When the tomatoes turn soft and pulpy, add chilli powder, garam masala powder and salt.
  6. Add the cooked dry peas, coconut shreds and simmer for five minutes.
  7. Garnish with coriander leaves.
  8. Serve hot with rice or chapattis.

Recipe courtesy of Priya