Monday, March 8, 2010

Usal Pav Yellow Peas Curry With Bread

Know What U Eat: A family of functional proteins from yellow peas delivers unique nutritional value and excellent functional properties. With 85% protein and a rich amino acid profile, naturally is highly digestible (98%), all-natural. A  very easy to make traditional maharashtrian Usal Pav..enjoyed by everyone in a quick dinner idea, with a little planning and less cooking involved, semi - homemade products used, makes this a very delicious side dish enjoyed with your favorite bread. A Very Happy Women's Day - to all our readers..


Usal Pav


Ingredients:
2-4 Pav (Your Favorite Buttered Bread)
1 C Yellow peas, soaked & boiled,
1  Potato,boiled
1  Onion, chopped 
1/4 inch Ginger, chopped
2 Tomatoes, chopped
2 pods of Garlic, chopped
2-3 Curry Leaves
Cilantro, finely chopped 
Juice of 1 Lemon
2 C Water



Usal

Spices:
1/4 tsp Red chilli pwd (adjust acc. taste)
1/4 tsp Garam masala 
2-3 pinches of Turmeric pwd
Salt to taste

For Tempering:
2 Tbsp Oil
1/4 tsp Mustard seeds,
1/4 tsp Cumin seeds,
Asafoetida, a pinch

For Garnishing:
1 tsp of Date & tamarind chutney / Cup
Scallions, finely chopped
1 Tbsp of Farsan / Cup (mixture of sev, peanuts, fried split dal etc)

Method:
1. Soak yellow peas, for atleast 5 hours, pressure cook it for upto 3 whistles or untill boiled.
2. Chop onion, tomatoes, garlic, heat oil in a vessel, add mustard seeds, as it splutters add cumin seeds, asafoetida curry leaves and onion. Cook untill onion becomes translucent. Now add ginger & garlic. Saute for a minute.
3. Add chopped tomatoes, stir- cook for a while, add all the spices, salt according to your taste.
4. Add boiled peas + water, bring it to a boil.
5. Add lemon juice and chopped cilantro.

To Serve:
1. For each person, In a separate bowl, add this peas gravy and garnish it with farsan (Sev-mixture), chopped onion/scallions, some lemon juice with sweet date & tamarind chutney. 
2. Enjoy it with Warm buttered Pav (your favorite bread)


Usal Pav goes to "The Combo Event", hosted by Parievent

40 comments:

Happy Cook said...

That is just a feast to ones eye. Delcious.

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Mouthwatering................

Preeti Kashyap said...

Looks yummy...never tried this one before and its time to...bookmarked.

AshKuku said...

Lovely click of the yummy usal pav.... Very tempting & mouthwatering.... U have captured it awesomely well....

Ash....
(http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

Priya said...

Lipsmacking usal pav..fantastic dish, my favourite one..

Sarah Naveen said...

wow!!!superb!!!superb!! looks so yummy!!

Reshmi said...

it looks delicate...lkovely n delcious pav....

Malar Gandhi said...

mouthwatering pav...it would be wonderful to have during a rainy evening, yum yum:)

Gulmohar said...

That looks too good..am drooling now.Great entry girls !

Trendsetters said...

yummy and delicious

Sandhya Hariharan said...

Sure treat to palette and eyes. I can see our posts flowing ocassionally with similar posts.. just like malai koftA.. i have been thinking off typical mumbiya food.. recollecting my memories....

Rachana Kothari said...

Mouthwatering usal pav...lovely clicks!

Sayantani said...

I have heard a lot about Usal Pav but never knew that its another version of Bengali Ghugni. I know am gonna love this tangy spicy curry with bread. great picture.

Shri said...

Just so very tempting!!Bookmarked!

Swathi said...

Sadhana and Muskan,

Usal pav looks really yummy.

Nithu Bala said...

Delicious..awesome picture:-)

Vaishali Sharma said...

This looks so delicious!

Abhilash said...

usal paav... seen after a long time. phaar chaan distos...

I used to have this from my friends tifiin. We used to sit in the lunch break together and share the tifins from everyone. Daily varieties.

Latha said...

This is the first thing we order when we go to our favorite restaurant. Totally awesome.

Suparna said...

yummy looking snack!! am just starring at the snap...slurrrrrrrrp...Pari would def. be happy with this delicious entry :)

Aruna Manikandan said...

Curry looks very colourful and delicious too!!!!

Nice clicks :-)

Chitra said...

WOw, Superb..Bookmarked .iam still planning to make vada pav ;)

sowmya's creative saga said...

love this hot and spicy..looks deliicous..

Pari said...

I love this combo. Thanks for sending it to my event.

~ Lopa said...

That's one of my fav dish ! :)

Your photos are too nice, looking at them makes one craving for displayed dish :)

Jagruti said...

This usal pav looks so tempting..last time when I went to mumbai, my sis made it..

Deepa said...

mmm this looks so mouth watering..One of my favorite snack when I wa sin college..still love it..

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

Very delicious and tempting :)

Tina said...

Beautiful and tempting...

Padma said...

Looks mouthwatering.

Parita said...

One of my fav breakfast!

Meena said...

lovely usal pav recipe...mouthwatering!!!

AdukalaVishesham said...

yummyyyyy.. looks soo appetizing..

s said...

A sight for sore eyes..just wonderful!

kothiyavunu said...

usal pav sounds wonderful, healthy and warming! Perfect with bread!

SE said...

this is always next in line after a peas curry !! delicious !!

R said...

usal pav is my favorite :) u have clicked such an attractive picture!!- Rupali

Kanchana Shekhar said...

Mouthwatering Usal....looks yummmm!

notyet100 said...

this looks so yum,

Rumana Rawat said...

Yummy!!!!!

 
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