Monday, April 12, 2010

Vatanyachi Usal - White Peas Curry

Vatanyachi Usal is a traditional marathi dish, that is popular among local mumbai people. Dry white peas is used here for this dish.This is served hot with roti.


1.5 cup - Dry white peas, soaked overnight
1 medium - Onion, chopped
2 medium - Tomatoes, chopped
1 - Bay leaves
2 sprigs - Curry leaves

To fry & grind to a paste

1 medium - Onion, chopped
1'' size - Ginger, chopped
5 big flakes - Garlic, chopped
1/4 shell - Copra Or 1/2 cup - Fresh coconut, grated
1/2 cup - Coriander leaves
2 to 3 tsp - Kashmiri chili powder
1/2 tsp - Turmeric powder
1 tsp - Garam masala powder

1 ) Soak white peas over night and drain.

2 ) To make gravy - Heat oil in a pan, add onion, ginger and garlic. Fry till the onion turn pinkish. Now add copra / coconut and fry till coconut turns lightly brown in color. Turn off the stove and cool. Transfer to a blender and grind along with coriander leaves, chili powder, garam masala powder to a smooth paste, adding little water as needed.

3 ) Heat cooker with some oil, add bay leaves, curry leaves, onion and fry till lightly brown in color. Now add tomato and fry till tomatoes gets cooked on low heat. Then add ground masala and stir for a few minutes. Then add the white peas, stir and mix well with masala. Add 3 cups of water, salt to taste and stir. Close the cooker and pressure cook for 15 minutes.

Serve hot with roti.


Sushma Mallya said...

usal looks yummy, even i do it at times but a bit different, but i loved your version too....looks great with tempting pic

Kairali sisters said...

Looks yummy pravs...
Everything is going great in BR...
B/w are you from Kerala??

Kairali sisters

srikars kitchen said...

Usal looks delicious.. nice click..

Superchef said...

this looks like a super easy week night dish! I am collecting these to add to my repertoire now!

Gulmohar said...

Sounds yummy yumm..Similar to our black channa preparation, rt? this name is new for me, though :-)

PranisKitchen said...

very healthy dish..looks so delicious.
This is similar to our white peas curry..good combo with chapatigaliqa

Pravs said...

Sushma : I would love to see your version.

Kairali sisters :Yes, i am :)

Srikars : Thanks :D

Superchef : Oh good :) Yes its easy to make.

Gulmohar : Name, since it is a marathi dish. Taste is different from our black channa.

Praniskitchen : Okay, will like to try that peas curry.

Suparna said...

hey pravs,
would def. wanna try this one love the masala ingredients :)
I make it a little diff way...thanks

R said...

first time here, u have a gr8 space full of yummy recipes and delightful pics :))

3 hungry tummies said...

I can eat a large bowl of this right now!

Rajani said...

been looking for this recipe, usal looks yummy. i see a few more maharashtrian recipes here. hope to be back. going to make meas usal this week.