Ingredients:

  • Dry white peas (Pattani) – 3 cups
  • Green gram sprouts – 2 cups
  • Tomatoes big size – 3
  • Potato – 1 cut into small cubes
  • Ginger – one small piece
  • Green chillies – 3
  • Red Chilli powder – 1 tablespoon
  • Coriander powder – 1 tablespoon
  • Turmeric powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Cumin seeds – 1 teaspoon
  • Mustard seeds – 1 teaspoon
  • Fennal seed (Sombu) – 1 teaspoon
  • Poppy seed – 1 teaspoon
  • Asafoetida – 1 teaspoon
  • Curry leaves few
  • Coriander leaves – 1/2 cup
  • Oil/ghee – 4-5  tablespoon
  • Salt – as per taste

Method:

  1. Soak peas (pattani) in water for about 8 to 10 hours or over night.
  2. Finely chop tomatoes.
  3. Grind Ginger, Green chillies, Fennel seeds, Poppy seeds and one tomato into a fine paste.
  4. In a pressure cooker add oil. In the oil fry add curry leaves, cumin seeds, mustard and asafoetida for a few minutes.  Then add the tomato pieces and fry for a few more minutes. Once the tomatoes becomes mushy add Potatoes, the masala paste, turmeric powder, red chilli powder and coriander powder and saute for a few more minutes.
  5. Now add the soaked beans, green gram sprouts along with 6 to 7 cups of  water. Add salt and close the lid and cook for 4 to 5 whistles.
  6. Take one or two tablespoon of cooked peas and grind it with little water to a paste and add it back to the cooker.
  7. If you need, you can add little more water. Allow to boil for few minutes. Garnish with coriander leaves.
  8. The Dry White Peas & Green Gram sprouts Masala is now ready.
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