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Usal Pav

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MyCookbook Member: sheelam
Recipe Category: Side Dish
Recipe Preparation Level: moderate
    Usal pav

    2 cups white peas (soaked for 5-6 hrs),
    2 medium sized onion,
    1 boiled potato (optional)
    2 tsp cumin powder,
    2 tsp red chili powder, 2-3 green chilies
    grated coconut and chopped coriander leaves,
    1 tsp mustard seeds,
    1 tsp turmeric powder,
    a pinch of asafoetida
    salt to taste,
    lemon juice
    Pav (Indian bread)


    1. Soak white peas for 5-6 hours and boil them with enough water.

    2. Chop onions and green chilies.

    3. Heat some oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds, asafoetida, turmeric powder and then half of the chopped onion pieces.

    4. Saute onion pieces till they turn brown, add boiled peas and water.

    5. Cover and cook till the gravy thickens slightly.

    6. Now add cumin powder, chili powder, salt. Stir and cook for some time. Remove from the heat.

    Garnish with coconut and coriander leaves and some chopped onion. Serve with pav.

    Tip: You may also add garam masala and ginger-garlic paste for more flavor.

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