Spicy Peas Masaal:
Pattani masala. Kaaindha Pattani masal.
Dry Yellow Peas 1 cup
Cinnamon sticks 2-3
Fennel seeds 2 spoons
Ginger - garlic paste 2 spoons
Onion 1 large finely chopped
Tomato 1 large finely chopped
Turmeric 1/4 spoon
Chili powder 1 spoon
Garam masala powder 1/2 spoon
Oil few spoons.
Crisply fried curry leaves 1/2 cup
Grated coconut 1/2 cup
Grated raw mango 1/2 cup
Very finely chopped onion 1/2 cup
Finely chopped green chilies few spoons
Finely chopped coriander leaves 1/2 cup
Finely chopped mint leaves 1/2 cup
Salt to sprinkle
Lemon juice few spoons.
Soak the dry yellow peas for at least 12 hours.
In a pressure cooker. Add few spoons of oil. Add the soaked peas to this....along with water. Add salt too. Pressure cook till one whistle.
In a colander filter this peas. Discard the water.
In a deep pan, heat oil. Add cinnamon, cloves and fennel seeds to this. Let them fry well.
Now add onions and fry till it is golden brown. Further add ginger - garlic paste and mint leaves. Fry till its raw smell leaves.
To this add tomato and fry till it looses its water content.
Now add little more salt, turmeric, chili powder and garam masala powder. Add fry for a while.
Add the peas now....toss them well to all sides. Until they catch up the masala. Cover and cook for few minutes.
Remove them from stove and change the peas masala to a large bowl.
Now add the garnishing items mentioned above. Mix them well.
Serve them hot at tea time.