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Indian Cauliflower, Carrots, and Peas

Recipe adapted from Simple Indian cookbook by Atul Kochhar

Serves: 2

What you need:
  • 300g Cauliflower, cut into small florets
  • 100g Carrots, diced
  • 100g Frozen peas
  • 2 Tbsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Black mustard seeds
  • A pinch Asafoetida (hing)
  • 2 Green chillies, slit
  • 1/4 tsp Cumin powder
  • 1/4 tsp Coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp Chilli powder
How to put this together:
  1. Blanch carrots with boiling water for 3 mins, drain.
  2. Blanch frozen peas with boiling water for 3 mins, drain.
  3. Heat oil on low heat, add mustard seeds + hing
  4. When the mustard seeds start to splutter, add green chillies + cauliflower florets + 1/2 tsp salt
  5. Cover and cook on low heat until the stems are soft, about 10 mins. Give them a toss every few mins.
  6. Add carrots + peas + cumin powder + coriander powder + turmeric powder + chilli powder. Mix well.
  7. Cover and cook for 5-10 mins more. Add a splash of water if it’s too dry.
  8. Taste & season with salt.
  9. Serve immediately

Black Eyed Peas Dry Curry (Chawli)

My mother-in-law’s recipe – very very delicious!

Serves: 4

What you need:

  • 1 cup dried black eyed peas, soaked in plenty of water overnight
  • 1 Tbsp oil
  • 2 onions, finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp ginger, pounded
  • 1 Tbsp garlic, pounded
  • 2 Tbsp bottle masala powder (recipe is coming)
  • salt
  • tamarind juice
  • coriander leaves, finely chopped
How to put this together:
  1. Soak black eyed peas in plenty of water overnight. Drain.
  2. Heat oil, add chopped onion, fry until fragrant
  3. Add ginger & garlic. Fry until onions are translucent
  4. Add bottle masala powder. Fry until fragrant.
  5. Add drained black eyed peas + 2 cups water
  6. Pressure cook for 5 minutes. The beans should be soft, but not mushy soft. They should still retain their shape
  7. Season with salt + tamarind juice
  8. Simmer on low heat to reduce the liquid down to your preferred consistency. 10-15 minutes.
  9. Turn off heat, add chopped coriander leaves
Serve with basmati rice or chapati