Friday, October 15, 2010

Thuvar lilva subzi / Pigeon peas subzi

We usually get fresh Thuvar lilva /Pigeon peas with their pods in India. But in the US we only get frozen or dried peas. I used the frozen peas for this subzi. Ingredients:
1 cup Thuvar lilva/Pigeon peas
1 no Potato
1 no Red onion
8 no green chillies
1 tsp G/G paste (Ginger/Garlic)
1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
1 tsp Cumin powder
1 tsp Coriander powder
2 tsp oil
1 tsp mustard seeds
salt to taste.
Chop the onions , green chillies and set aside.
Cut the potato into small cubes.
Heat oil in a kadai and add the mustard seeds.
when the mustard seeds pop add the chopped onions and green chillies and saute.
(you can adjust the no of chillies according to your taste.)
Now add the G/G paste and stir .
Add the pigeon peas ,cumin powder,turmeric powder,coriander powder, salt with a little water and saute for a minute.
Now cover and let it cook for a few minutes .
Finally add the potatoes and give it a stir, add water if necessary.
Cover and cook till the peas and the potatoes are cooked.
Check and add water if necessary.
Serve hot with Roti/Chapati.

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