Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Green Split Peas stew

Hello dear readers !

Finally I got time to sit and post treats from my brand new kitchen :) Well I am so excited now, just to share my excitement I am now listening to our desi version of "Rigga digga song" while I am typing all this :)

We have finally settled in our new place. Though its in the same complex as our old place, it still feels different to be in a different building. I still haven't got adjusted to the alignment in this building , and I just laugh quietly by myself feeling embarrassed when I walk towards my old apartment by mistake :D Luckily I didn't try pushing my new keys into my old apartment which is now occupied ! :DD

Coming back to the Green Split-Peas stew , this was the first time I purchased this variety of lentils. I made this stew with soaked black beans and partly mashed potatoes for a thick gravy for the stew. It was both nutritious and tasty.

This is my entry for the "Click event - Beans 'n Lentils" hosted at Jugalbandi

Here goes the recipe:

Green Split Peas: 1 cup
Black beans (soaked overnight) : 1/2 cup
Partly mashed potatoes: 2 medium potatoes
Onion: 1 medium
Water: Just enough to cook the Black beans and Green Split Peas
Coriander powder: 1/2 teaspoon
Chilly powder: 1 teaspoon
Salt: as per taste

Oil: 1 tablespoon
Mustard seeds: 1 teaspoon
Cumin seeds: 1 teaspoon

Coriander leaves: a few leaves

How to make:

1. Cook the Green-Split peas and Black beans together with just enough water to cook.
2. Mash the above beans a little after cooking and keep it aside.
3. Slice the onions and saute them in a deep pan, in a little oil until they turn light brown.
4. Add the cooked beans, salt, and the rest of the seasonings, stir well at high heat until the flavors of the seasonings mix up well.
5. Lower the fire to medium-high, add the mashed potatoes and a little water (maybe 1/2 cup). Mix it well with the rest of the mixture in the pan. Let it simmer for 30-seconds. check for salt, if needed add more.
6. Add the tampering and garnish with coriander leaves.
7.Serve it along with rice, roti.


ranji said...

happy to know u have settled and enjoying ur new kitchen!!!:)yes the slignment will take time i guess...the stew looks yum roopa...lovely click...will try meeting this weekend annu is also coming:).

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Hi Roopa..
Stew looks YUM!. Love the color. Nice clicks...

Nanditha Prabhu said...

i could imagine you heading in the direction of your old apartment by habit:))
your click looks great and the stew too:)

Asha said...

Just need some parathas now!:)

Roopa said...

Ranji, thank you :) will call you , not sure about meeeting as we might be going camping:)

kamala said...

This beans is new to me Roopa.Looks yummy.Surely will buy .Nice color

Roopa said...

Sukanya, Thank you dear:)

Nanditha: :) yeah it was really embarassing when I was confidently walking to the old apartment :)) ...Thank you for stopping by :)

Asha: you bet, I too had it with rice as well as roti on that day:) saves time preparing another sabji for roti:)

Trupti said...

hey Roopa, how is your new apartment?
Stew looks delicious. I have a question. Green split beans and green moong are some or different?

Hey you can use fried onion in onion - garlic masala. Let me know when you make that masala.

Suma Rajesh said...

hai roopa....firstly thanks a alot for commenting on all my recipes...happy that ur liking it....ur stew looks delicious and awesome presentation..

ranji said...

roopa!!some surprises waiting for u in my blog!!!:)enjooooooooy!!!

Divya Vikram said...

Welcome back..The stew looks really delicious..Glad that u got a new oven..Happy baking..

Uma said...

the stew looks so mouth-watering Roopa! Lovely click too.

Sangeeth said...

very nice pic and very healthy recipe....good to know that u hav started settling down...:)

bee said...

thanks for your entry, dear roopa.

Jamie said...

Roopa, great photo! The stew looks so nice and healthy!

Suma Rajesh said...

roopa...another surprise for u...visit my blog

Uma said...

I have something for you, Roopa! Do check my blog! Hope you like it!

Trupti said...

Hey Roopa, Thanks for clearing my doubt.

JZ @ Tasty treats said...

Hiya Roopa, theres something nice for you on my blog..do check it out!

Roopa said...

Suma,Ranji,jz,Uma : Thank you so much ladies!! I have never been so glad as this week when I checked my email!! Everyday was like an award :) Thanks a lot!!

Divya: Thanks dear! Yes iam getting busy baking now:)

Sangeeth: Hey thank you!! I visited your blog yesterday and wrote some comments too:)

Bee: Thanks for confirming bee:)

Jamie: Welcome to my blog!! Thanks a lot for your comment :)

Trupti: You are welcome trupti:)

Kamala: Thank you kamala! do let me know how it turns out for you:)

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