White Peas Usli

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Lentils as part of salad is not new to us – I have already put up Sprouted greengram usli and today I would like to put up yet another dish in the same league. This dish is good recipe to have in your kitty especially if you are just starting off cooking – simple but tasty and nutritious.

What you nees to have:

1. White peas – 1 cup

2. Fresh grated coconut – 4 Tablespoons

3. Chopped coriander leaves – A handful

4. Sambar powder – 2 Teaspoons

Ingredients of Seasoning:

1. Cooking oil – 3-4 teaspoons

2. Mustard seeds – 1 teaspoons

3. Blackgram Dal – 1 teaspoon

4. Cumin seeds – 1 teaspoon

5.     Turmeric powder    –  1  Teaspoon

6. Green chilly – 1

7. Curry leaves – 2-3 strands

Picture 192 Ingredients of White Peas Usli

What you do with what you have:

1. Soak white peas in water overnight for about 10-12 hours.

2. Chop green chillies , coriander leaves and grate coconut and keep it aside.

3. Add 2 cups of water to it and cook it in cooker as usual till done adding a few drops of cooking oil to it. Cooked white peas is as shown in the image below.

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Cooked White Peas

4. Place a skillet with 3-4 teaspoons of cooking oil in it on the flame. When heated add mustard and blackgram dal to it.

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The seasoning of the dish

5. When both mustard and blackgram dal is fried add cumin seeds to it. When it sputters add  Turmeric powder,chopped green chillies and curry leaves to it.

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Seasoning in progress


6. Now add cooked white peas from step 3, salt, sambar powder and chopped coriander leaves and grated coconut from step 2 to it and saute well.

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Dish being cooked

Ready to serve white peas usli is as shown in the image below. Enjoy with either chapati or even rice and dal.

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Ready to serve white peas usli

How long it takes: 45 minutes (other than soaking overnight)

Number of servings: 4

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5 thoughts on “White Peas Usli

    sangeeta khanna said:
    September 11, 2009 at 8:52 am

    this one too is a fave breakfast dish…but i never tried it in a southern way……..looks delicious.

      prathibalrao responded:
      September 13, 2009 at 8:43 am

      Hi Sangeeta,

      This is prepared as prasad during one of the days for dussera festival in places like Bangalore and also Tamilnadu. We all love this dish.

    Anjali said:
    January 20, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    Hi aunty,

    Tasty side dish along with rice and some hot rasam….

      prathibalrao responded:
      January 24, 2010 at 8:08 am

      Hi Anjali,

      It is a good combi for roti and chapathi if u like it.

    Ajit Singh said:
    July 20, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    i want to eat this now…..

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