Friday, February 2, 2007

Green Peas pakoras ,Pau Bhaji & entries for Green peas.

Green Peas Pakora With curd.

Ingredients :
½ cup soaked moong dal ( Green gram split)
½ cup Green peas
1 inch long ginger root.
1 small onion,
2-3 green chillies,
1 tsp red chilli powder,
1 tsp cumin seeds powder,
Salt to taste ,
2 cup curd,

Method :
Soak the moong dal for 2 hours .
Grind the Green peas and moong dal along with ginger, onion and green chilies into a fine paste and mix in the salt . Do not add extra water while grinding .

In a kadhai heat the oil, when it is hot , fry spoonfuls of the mixture in oil till pakoras are crispy and dark brown .
Whisk curd thoroughly and add salt , cumin seeds powder and red chillie powder to it .
Ina serving dish , serve pakoras and add curd onto it.
Tastes good. A slightly variation to this is before serving you can soak pakora in water and press it before serving, this will remove excess of oil. (this is same as we do for dahi wada. )


Pau Bhaji

Ingredients :

1/2 head cauliflower
2 large potatoes
11/2 cup green peas
2 long carrots
1 big onion
3-4 garlic clove
1tbsp ginger (Shredded)
1tsp turmeric powder
2tsp cumin powder
2tsp red chili powder
4 tbsp oil
Butter to toast Pau


Method:

Peel and wash potatoes and carrot. Cut potatoes into cubes, and carrot into small pieces.
Cut cauliflower into small pieces.

Grind 1/2 the onion, ginger and garlic into a fine paste.

Boil the cut vegetables in a pressure cooker in 1 cup of water for approximately 10-15 min or until they are soft and tender.Do not add grean peas to it.
Drain the boiled vegetables and mash lightly.
In a Pan or kadhai, add the oil and heat Add the onion/ginger/garlic puree, along with the finely chopped green chilies to the oil, and cook till its golden brown.
Add turmeric powder, cumin powder, red chili powder and salt to it, sauté for about 2 minutes. Add tomatoes cut into very small cubes, and let cook for 5 minutes.add green peas and cook it for another 2 minutes until peas are soft.
Add the mashed vegetables to it and mix thoroughly, if it is too thick then add little water to this. Cover the Pan with lid and simmer for 10 minutes at medium heat stirring occasionally.when cooked turn off the heat , and add the little butter on the top of it .

Transfer Pau Bhaji to a serving dish. Cut the cilantro and 1/2 onion and sprinkle on top as garnish. Serve along with lemon slice on side.

Serve with butter toasted Pau.

Entries for Vegetable of the Week - Green Peas
First is Asha , she prepared Green peas with potato with south Indian touch to this lovely curry . Asha , I love your twist with normal aloo matar .

Second is from Rinku ,she made delicious Peas and cauliflower pulao ……….

Next is from Seema , a delicious looking Gobi matar Curry . I just fell in love with the picture itself, really looking great Seema.

Sra has made atoatally new dish to share with all of us and named it - Easy peasy. Sra cook this dish in rajasthani style, it looks awesome Sra. thanks for sharing here with all of us. :)

12 comments:

Coffee said...

Peas pakoda!!!! UUUMMMM!!!!! How did you think of that!!! Moong dal and peas.... I have both at home!!! I am going to soak the dal now :)

Asha said...

Yummy Peas Pakodas!! You are a very clever girl!:)))

Oh I see my Entry here,great! I thought it's in your new blog! New layout looks great,simple and clear.Hope we don't have any problem logging in now!:))

sra said...

I've eaten peas pakoda earlier!

TRS said...

Pooja,

Peas Pakoda to navi item che mara matey....aney eh paan dahi saathe khavanu! Badhani entries ketli saras lage che!

Hugs,Trupti

swapna said...

hi pooja
peas pakora looks great..will give a try for sure..

mandira said...

Pooja - the peas pakoras look delicious. I might try it for the weekend dinner. Thanks for sharing.

USHA said...

Hi pooja,

Peas pakoras look delicious,all the entries looks perfect.

Oh my god! since long time i had in mind to try pau bhaji,after seeing yours , my temptation increased alot.Surely going to prepare this and let you know.

Manjula said...

Green peas vada!! looks perfect..Hey, Did you use tender/frozen peas or the dried & soaked peas?

Suma Gandlur said...

Pooja,
Wow!! What an amalgamation of peas, dal vada and dahi vada. Great recipe.

Sia's corner said...

peas pakodas... girl u r creative:)

sra said...

I've not eaten peas pakoda earlier, I meant!

HAREKRISHNAJI said...

You can add up lots of amul butter grated cheese to add richness.

To know on origin of Pav Bhaji please visit

http://harekrishnaji.blogspot.com/2007/01/sardar-pav-bhaji.html

http://harekrishnaji.blogspot.com/2006/09/pau-bhaji.html

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