I love all kind of street foods which we get in Chennai. I am a sucker of CHAATS. As I am in Tokyo, our style of simple and soulful foods are not so easily available and I try to replicate the recipes in home with whatever I have and one such recipe is this. I tried this for the first time and my favourite critic (my husband) immediately said we can make this often. So I thought, “Okay, I am getting good at this”.
Let’s jump to the recipe!
Dried green peas – 1.5 cup, Onion – 1 in medium size,Tomato- 1 in medium size,Ginger – 2 inch piece,Garlic – 4 cloves,Coriander leaves- handful, Salt, Oil – 2 tbsp, Red chilli powder – 1 tbsp, Chaat masala- 1 or 2 tsp, Aloo bhujia or sev and chopped onions for garnishing.
Step by step procedure:
Soak the peas for a minimum of 6 hours or overnight and pressure cook it for 5 whistles with required salt and water.
Mash it well once the pressure is released.
Add Onion, tomato, garlic, ginger in a blender and make it into a fine paste.
Heat a wok or a kadai and add 2 tbsp of oil add the blended paste in it with half a teaspoon of salt.
Make sure the rawness is released and then add chilli powder, chat Masala.Give it a taste and after the oil is released, add the cooked green peas alone (not the water).
Give it a stir for a minute and then add the water used for cooking.
Let it boil for 3-4 minutes till all the water is evaporated.
It should be in a semi gravy consistency.
Now check for seasoning and add if you want it.
Serve it in a bowl with chopped onions and coriander along with the sev.
Please don’t forget to mash the peas when it is hot.
You can add lime juice for extra punch.
You can add extra chaat masala or even garam masala if you love it, but chaat masala should be fine.
I didn’t add the onions or sev while clicking the picture. But trust me, it is a delight when you top it with onion and sev.