Thursday, April 8, 2010

Green Split peas dhal with vegetables

This is a easy and healthy dhal that you can make in a jiffy. You add vegetables to this dhal making it an easy one pot dish.

- 1 cup green split peas
- 1 small onion chopped
- 2 carrots chopped to bite size pieces
- 1 cup cauliflower seperated to small florets
- 1 inch ginger chopped
- 2 green chilies chopped (adjust to taste)
- salt to taste

- 1 tsp oil
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp fennel (optional)
- 1 tsp turmeric powder

1. In a pan add the oil and add the cumin, fennel and let it splutter.
2. Add the turmeric powder, green chilies and ginger. After about 10 seconds add the onions, carrots and salt. Cook till the onions become translucent. This may take about 2-3 minutes.
3. Meanwhile wash the green split peas. Add it to the cooked onion and carrot. Pour 2 cups of water and let it boil. You can pressure cook this but I find that the split peas tends to get very mushy if you are not extremely careful. So I prefer boiling it on the stove top.
4. Once the peas are three fourth's cooked add the cauliflower and let it all boil until the cauliflower becomes tender but still retains its shape.

Serve it hot with roti's


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