Friday 20 February 2015

Green Peas Daal

For me daal is comfort food and whenever I come back from vacation or not feeling well than daal chawal is the food I want. Few days back I wanted to have daal and chawal but somehow was not in a mood for regular daals that we make so I made Green peas daal. It turned out truly delicious and something different to have when you are bored with regular yellow or black daal. Quick & easy recipe if you are craving for simple home food.
1.       Green Peas                                : ½ small bowl       
2.       Green Peas Paste                     : 5-6 tablespoons
3.       Onion                                          : 2 (Chopped)
4.       Tomato                                       : 2 1(Chopped)
5.       Green Chili                                 : 1-2 (Chopped)
6.       Ginger & Garlic                         : 1 tablespoon (Chopped)
7.       Butter/Ghee                              : 2 tablespoon
8.       Salt                                            : 1 tablespoon (According to taste)
9.       Sugar                                          : ½ teaspoon     
10.   Turmeric Powder                     : 1 teaspoon      
11.   Cumin Powder                          : 1 teaspoon
12.   Garam Masala                           : 1 teaspoon
13.   Red Chili Powder                      : 1 teaspoon
14.   Whole Garam Masala             : 1-2 pieces of bay leaves, green & black cardamom, cloves
15.   Cumin Seeds                              : 1 teaspoon
16.   Tomato Puree                           : 3-4 tablespoon

1.       Heat oil in presser cooker and roast 1 chopped onion, once they become light brown in color add 1 tomato and roast for some time then add green peas paste and ginger & garlic and roast it for 1-2 minutes
2.       After that add salt, turmeric powder, cumin powder, garam masala powder and roast till it becomes dark brown in color (It will around 15 minutes for it to roast properly)
3.       After that add green peas in the paste and roast properly, then add 2 cups water and give 4-5 visil
4.       Tadka preparation:
a.       In another pan heat oil or ghee or unsalted butter, then add cumin seed, bay leaves, green & black cardamom and fry them. Then add the other chopped onion and fry till it becomes light brown, then add other chopped tomato, green chili, tomato puree and fry the mixture till it becomes light brown in color
b.      Then add garam masala powder and sugar and mix it properly
c.       When the oil starts to leave the mixture, its an indication that tadka is ready
5.       Add this fried mixture to the green peas daal and mix it properly and keep the daal on light flame for 10 to 15 minutes
6.       Now your Green Peas Daal is ready to serve


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