Sunday, 16 September 2007

Peas Saagu


This is my entry for

hosted by the Lovely Asha from Foodie's Hope. I have also taken the liberty of adapting one of her recipes. It turned out delicious, thanks Asha.

The Regional Cuisine of India (RCI) is a great idea of Laksmi of Veggie Cuisine. It has certainly given me a chance to try dishes I hadn't even heard of. Thank you Laksmi for the idea. Thank you Asha for hosting the Karnataka Cuisine. I now know where it is on the map!

Ingredients
1 cup dried peas; soaked overnight (I let the peas sprout for 3 days); boiled
3 potatoes; boiled and chopped
1tblspn oil
1 medium onion; chopped finely
2 tblspn sour cream
coriander for garnish
Masala Paste
1/4 Cup fresh grated coconut
1 tbsp poppy seeds
1 tbsp coriander seeds
1/2 tbsp Cumin Seeds
2 tsp black peppercorns
2 tbsp roasted peanuts (Asha used roasted chickpeas; but I did not have any
2-3 6reen chillies
2 tbl chopped coriander
1 inch piece cinnamon
3-4 cloves
1/2 tspn turmeric




Method
1. Grind the dry ingredients, poppy, coriander and cumin seeds, peppercorns, peanuts, cinnnamon and cloves.
2. Mix in the coconut chopped coriander and tumeric and grind until you get a smooth paste, keep aside for later.
2. Heat oil in a pan, and add the onions, fry until golden brown, add ground masala, cook until nicley toasted.
3. Put in cooked peas with the water they were cooked in and potatoes, bring to boil, add sour cream and coriander, mix
4. Simmer gently for a few minutes and serve with chapati, puri or parotha.

17 comments:

Nags said...

Lovely photorial :) Will surely try this soon.

meeso said...

Yum, yum, yum! I love the picture presentation. This looks and sounds so good, I love peas...this will only make them better!

Asha said...

Oh wow!! Looks better than mine Saju, great looking dish.Thank you for your entry.Next time I will sprout the peas,looks so yum! I appreciate you taking time to cook in your busy schedule. Have a great weekend darling.

Cynthia said...

A lovely, tasty entry.

Pooja V said...

Loved this...has my fav ingredient in it ..Coconut. yummmmmmmmmmm....mmmm

Mona said...

That looks soooo delicious Saju !! Am definitely gonna try it.

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Kelly Mahoney said...

Looks delicious! Must be great with the bread, which looks a lot like tortillas.

Raaga said...

beautiful Saju!!

Richa said...

saagu looks so thick n delicious :)

Suganya said...

Great idea on sprouting the peas. I wonder whether this recipe will work with fresh peas?

musical said...

What a yummy meal! I especially love teh sprouted peas! Good one, Saju!

Sharmi said...

the sprouted peas looks so pretty. very healthy and delicious recipe.

zlamushka said...

Hi Saju,

this is a lovely recipe. I dont cook green peas that often, cause I am lacking ideas. Now I have no excuse. Bookmarked.

Padma said...

Lovely photos Saju...was missing your post all these days, I hope u r doing better..Nice entry

Saju said...

Thanks Nags. Let me know how you get on with it.

Thanks meeso I have recently got a new camera, and am still experimenting with it. Things we buy just to blog!!

Hey Asha yours looks much better than mine! So just quit being modest. YOu are the best cook on the blog! didn't you know it?

Thanks Cynthia
Thanks Pooja the Coconut made it really rich and tasty

Thanks Mona, do let me know how you get on when you try it

Thanks Kelly, you're right chapatis are just like tortilla, except they are made with whole meal or brown flour, not corn.

Thanks Raaga

Thank Richa

Suganya, I am sure it will work with fresh peas. Try it.

Thanks musical.

Thanks Sharmi.

Thanks zlamushka, I love peas. s

Thanks Padma, you are right I have not been around. I am fine, I was away in Canada for 10 days, then busy at work and then I dropped my lap top and broke it :( (the screen has huge cracks in it, any way I have sent it off to be fixed and am using my old 'puter

easycrafts said...

you have an amazing way of presenting the pictures...love it

Deepti Sanesi said...

Hi Saju,
I tried this saagu today and it turned out well. Thanks.

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