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Pigeon Peas Sidedish (Tuvar Lilva Bhaji)

A healthy and delicious sidedish with fresh pigeon peas and potatoes(or paneer)
4.5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Servings 4 -5


  • 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
  • Oil
  • Salt


  • 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.