I love adding moong dal with beans/cluster beans. I thought of adding the same in pea pod sabji and tried it. Mushy pea pod tasted gud with crunchy moong dal!
Though I like the veggie, I always feel that pea pod has a sour taste compared to beans. Adding moong dal washed out the sour taste and the sabji tasted really gud!
Pea pod: 250 gms (chopped)
Moong dal (payatham paruppu): Handful (or more)
Salt: to taste
Chilli powder: 1/2 tsp
Turmeric: a pinch
Asafetida (hing): a pinch
Mustard & Cumin seeds: 1/4 tsp each
Cooking oil: 1 tsp
Curry leaves: few
Nutrition Info: Pea pod is the shell that holds green peas. Pea pods are good source of protein and dietary fiber.
Note: I have not pressure cooked the dal. Instead I boiled it with water. This way, I can ensure that the dal is cooked to the extent that it retains its crunchiness. Pressure cooking dal may turn it very mushy.
- Boil dal in water adding turmeric and salt to it.
- Meanwhile heat oil and do seasoning with mustard, cumin seeds, asafetida and curry leaves.
- Toss chopped pea pod adding chilli powder and salt to it.
- Stir fry for 2-3 minutes.
- Sprinkle water and steam cook the veggie.
- Once done, drain water from cooked dal and add it to the curry.
- Stir and mix well.
- Serve hot with rice.
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