I was introduced to frozen tuvar lilva (pigeon peas) by my friend P. She makes a delicious bhaji with these and sweet potatoes. This tuvar lilva bhaji must be one of my favorite dishes cooked by her. I have tried to pair this with sweet potatoes, normal potatoes and even paneer. It makes for a healthy and tasty side dish to go with chapatis/rotis. Last time I added some spinach to it and it was delicious. I normally make this directly in pressure cooker to save time.
Also check tuvar lilva in coriander masala recipe.
Fry onions and ginger-garlic paste.
Pigeon Peas Sidedish (Tuvar Lilva Bhaji)
- 2 cups fresh or frozen tuvar lilva pigeon peas
- 2 cups potatoes or sweet potatoes or paneer cut into cubes
- 1 cup choppes spinach optional
- 1/2 cup onions
- 1 tea spn ginger-garlic paste
- 1 tea spn garam masala or goda masala
- 1/2 tea spn coriander powder
- 1/2 tea spn cumin powder
- 1 cup tomatoes
- 1 tbl spn dessicated coconut
- A pinch turmeric
- 1 tea spn chilli powder
- Heat oil and fry onions, ginger-garlic paste.
- When they turn translucent, add garam masala (or goda masala), coriander-cumin powder, coconut, turmeric, chilli powder, salt. Fry for few minutes.
- Then add tomatoes and cook till they are mushy.
- Add spinach, potatoes (or sweet potatoes or paneer), tuvar lilva, half cup water.
- Cook till potatoes and peas are cooked.
- Serve hot with chapatis/roti.