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PEAS USAL

1 bag of Frozen Peas
Few Kaddipatta
1/2 cup of chopped Coriander leaves
2 teaspoons Cumin powder
1 teaspoon Coriander powder
1 teaspoon Red Chili powder
1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder
3 teaspoons Sugar
3 tablespoons Oil
Salt to taste
 
 
For the ground paste
1/2 cup freshly grated Coconut or Unsweetened Dried Coconut
2 teaspoons Cumin seeds 
2 Green Chilies - Serrano for extra hotness or use Jalapeno chilies 
3 teaspoons Maharashtrian Goda Masala
 2 tablespoons Coriander leaves

Grind the above in a mixer and make a paste. Keep aside.

Heat the oil. Add asafoetida, black mustard seeds and cumin seeds. Add the peas. Now add the Kaddipatta. salt, cumin powder. coriander powder, red chili powder. Sauté. now add the ground paste and sugar. mix well. Add freshly chopped coriander leaves.

Maharashtrian Goda Masala 

4 cups coriander seeds
1 cup dry coconut
1/2 cup white sesame seeds
1/2 cup black sesame seeds
1/4 cup cumin seeds
4-5 teaspoon caraway seeds (black cumin seeds)
2 teaspoon asafoetida 
1-2 stick of cinnamon
3-4 cloves
1 black cardamom
3 dry red chilies
1 teaspoon turmeric powder & salt to taste

 Roast all the ingredients except coconut & coriander seeds with a little amount (approx 1 teaspoon) of oil. Roast coconut & coriander seeds separately without oil. Now grind all these items. Let it cool & store in an airtight container.

This masala is used in many Maharashtrian dishes and is just like garam masala and can be used in curries or rice preparations .



 

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