Green Pea Rice

Ingredients

  • 1 cup rice
  • A marble sized tamarind ball
  • 1 cup shelled green peas
  • 1 small potato, peeled and chopped fine
  • 2 small aubergines , chopped fine
  • 1 capsicum, chopped fine
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste

Spice Paste –

  • 2 tsp oil
  • 3 tbsp coriander seeds
  • 2 tbsp urad dal
  • 3 tbsp Bengal gram dal
  • 1/2 tsp asafoetida powder
  • 5 red chillies

For Tempering

  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp urad dal
  • 1 tsp Bengal gram dal
  • 1 dry red chilli, halved
  • A few curry leaves

Method –

  1. Pressure cook the rice and set aside to cool
  2. To make the spice paste – heat 2 tsp oil and fry all the ingredients. Grind fine, adding the tamarind
  3. Heat 3 tbsp oil and add all the ingredients for Tempering.
  4. When the mustard seeds splutter, add the green peas, potatoes, aubergine and capsicum
  5. Cook on low heat till all the vegetables are done, adding water if necessary
  6. Stir in the spice paste, turmeric powder and salt. Fry for 1-2 minutes
  7. Add the rice and stir gently till well blended

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