Thursday, August 07, 2008

Black Eyed Peas Dhal

It was raining Black Eyed Peas @ home. After trying out couple of different recipes in my head, I finally tried a couple out.

Black Eyed Peas Dhal

1. Black Eyed Peas - 1 cup soaked in water for about 4 hours
2. Tomato paste/puree - 2 tsp/1 small cup
3. Ginger paste - 1 tsp
4. Garam masala, chilli powder - 1 tsp
5. Onions - 1 small finely chopped
6. Green chillis - 2 nos
7. Oil to fry
8. Salt to taste
9. turmeric powder - optional 1/4 tsp

Method de Preparation
1. Pressure cook the soaked black eyed peas. Let 2 - 3 whistles go
2. Heat 1 tsp of oil in a tava, add the ginger paste, onions, green chillis, garam masala and fry well. Add the tomato paste/puree and cook well. Add a spoon of chilli pwoder, garam masala, 1/4 spoon of turmeric powder. Let the mix boil for a few mins till the aroma rises.
3. Now add the cooked black eyed peas. Add salt to taste and mix well.
A delicious and healthy dhal is ready to enjoy. It can be enjoyed with roti/rice. While serving, chop up some fresh corriander and generously sprinkle on top. Add a dash of lemon/lime juice.

You can even make samosa chat with this dhal. Just break up the samosa and mix with the dhal. This can be instead of the chick peas chole sabji that is normally used for samosa chat.

Bon App!

1 comment:

mitr_bayarea said...

Amrutha- all great recipes...couscous upma is a healthy and simple one to make. I just exhausted my black eyed peas by doing some soup (recipef rom online source), didn't ever think of doing dal with it. Good one- thanks for sharing.