Thursday, February 28, 2008

Black Eyed Peas (Lentil) and Brocolli Curry

A healthy Wholesome Meal

Black Eyed Peas
You can either buy the cans or soak it about 4 hours earlier.
I soak the beans.
You will need
2 cups of Black eayed peas (Soaked for atleast 4 hours) and drained
2 Tomatoesv(chopped)
1 Onion (chopped)
7 Cloves of Garlicv(chopped)
2 tsp of oil
1/2 tsp of Pav bhaji masala (yes pav bhaji masala) You can use any masala you have on hand and that you want to finish.
1 and 1/2 tsp of salt
1 tsp of jeera
So take a kadai and add oil to it,
add the jeera to it, and
once the jeera starts to get cooked,
add the onions and garlic and saute for just 5 minutes,
keep moving the onions and garlic around so they dont get too brown,
add the tomotoes now and add about a cup of water.
When the water starts to boil, pour this in to a pressure cooker and with a hand blender and puree this.
Add the salt and the masala powder and then the drained beans to it and give it a whistle or two and Enjoy!
(If you don't have a hand blender, think about getting one or use you regular mixer or food processor to make the gravy.)
This whole process takes about 15 minutes.
A great tasting and healthy dal is ready to eat!
The hand blender is very useful since you dont have to take a mixer or food processor to do the job.
You can even mince some G Chillies if you want to increase the Spice Level..
Brocolli curry
You will need
2 medium heads of brocolli (chopped)
1 small onion (Sliced)
6 cloves of garlic (Finely Chopped)
1 tsp of oil
1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
1/2 tsp Chilli Powder
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp jeera
In a kadai, add oil, jeera and then the onions and garlic, once the onions start to wilt add the brocolli and add the turmeric powder, chilli powder and the salt and sautee for 10 minutes.
Mix it well and serve hot!


Cynthia said...

Of all the beans to make curry, I've never thought of currying black-eyed peas. I'll give it a try.

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