Kala Vatana Usal/Kala Vatanyachi Usal/Black Peas Curry



One of my most favourite dish is this Kala Vatana Usal / black peas curry with handbreads/rice bhakri ..It goes well with steamed rice too but i feel Its best eaten with rice bhakri or chapati I personally like it to be semi dry .I have added tender /wet cashews too and it tasted even more yumm..The peas are soaked then boiled with salt and water and then cooked in a roasted coocnut masala ..I mostly have these pulses on meatless days and e

Ingredients:
1 cup dried black peas /kala vatana
1/2 cup dry coconut grated
1 big/2 med  onion roughly chopped
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp goda masala/garam masala
1 tsp chilli powder/mutton /malvani masala
8-10 tender cashews soaked in water for 15 min (optional)
oil
salt
Method:

  • Soak dried peas overnight add about 3-4 cups water ,salt and pressure cook for 3-4 whistles
  • In a pan dry roast the coconut and cumin till the coconut turns golden brown.
  • Remove the coconut add chopped onion and roast adding 1/2 tsp oil till onions turn brown.
  • Switch off the flame and let  it cool for 5-7 mins then grind together with coconut adding little water to a fine smooth paste.
  • Heat about 1 tsp oil in a vessel add the ground masala and malvani masala and saute well till all mixed
  • Add goda masala and the soaked wet cashews if using and boiled peas with the water left from boiled peas.
  • Add salt if needed and if you want gravy you could put off the flame and serve, if you want it dry then Bring it to a nice boil and simmer for 4-5  min 
  • Switch off the flame and serve with chapati/rice bhakri/rice/bread.
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16 comments:

  1. this will go really well with any Indian Bread

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  2. Oh I would love such warming curry now :)

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  3. Sounds so delicious and flavorful!!!

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  4. my favorite curry, looks yummy

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  5. Wow dear it is looking amazing with cashew Nuts

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  6. Looks delicious & tempting too 😃

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  7. very tempting and delicious dear!

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  8. Nice and tempting kala channa, they are very healthy too.

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  9. Looks wonderful! Love the addition of cashews.

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  10. so beautiful looking and yummy recipe.. bookmarked

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  11. Soak overnight and then pressure cook for 3 to 4 hours?? Or 3 to 4 whistles of the pressure cooker?
    Please clarify.
    Thanks.

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    1. so sory dear..its 3-4 whistles...thanx for bringing it to my notice...

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  12. No problem..
    Thanks for the quick reply. :)

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