Few days back I had posted a recipe for poha masala. I had mentioned in the post that this masala is very popular at our native and used in many of the dishes. Many people call it as “Kumta masala” as this is readily available in Kumta.
This is my aayi’s own recipe. She had played around with green peas and this was one amazing result. I love this very much, I tried replacing poha masala with other masalas but somehow I liked this version very much. Even my husband, who is not a great fan of peas, liked it very much. I know few of you tried poha masala, if the masala is still remaining, give it a try and I can bet, you will become a big fan of this dish.
Green peas(do not use fresh ones) 1 cup
Onion(chopped) 1/2 cup
Coconut 1 tbl spn
Mustard seeds 1/2 tea spn
Asafoetida a pinch
Turmeric a pinch
Green chilies 2-3
Sugar 1/2 tea spn
Poha masala 1/2 tea spn
Curry leaves 4-5
Soak the green peas in water overnight. Pressure cook them with enough water (3-4 whistles in the cooker, use the lowest vessel for peas when cooking with other things).
Heat oil and add mustard seeds. When they start popping, add green chilies, curry leaves, asafoetida. Fry for sometime, add onion, turmeric and fry till onions turn translucent (do not make them brown). Now add cooked peas, coconut and cook for around 7-8mins. Add sugar, salt and poha masala. Cook for 2-3mins.
Serve as a side dish with rice and any daal/sambar.
Serves : 2-3
Preparation time : 30mins