Dry peas are first soaked overnight and cooked till soft using a pressure cooker. The cooked dry green peas are then briefly fried to remove any excess moisture. The peas are then mixed with chaat masala and lemon juice. Serve dry peas chaat garnished with cilantro and a pinch of chaat masala.
Makes: around 4 Servings of Dry Peas Chaat.
Dry Green Peas 1 Cup
Onion 1 Small
Chaat Masala 1 tsp
Red Chilli Powder 1/4 tsp
Turmeric Powder a big Pinch
Lemon Juice 1 tbsp
Cumin Seeds 1/4 tsp
Curry Leaves 2
Cilantro few sprigs
Oil 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Method of preparation:
Soak dry green peas in water overnight and pressure cook in 2 cups of water for 2 whistles.
Peel and finely chop onion.
Wash and finely chop cilantro.
Mix together chaat masala, red chile powder and salt.
Heat oil in a pan on medium flame, add cumin seeds and curry leaves.
When cumin seeds change color, add cooked green peas and turmeric powder.
Fry fry for a minute or two, season with salt and remove from heat.
In a mixing bowl, mix together cooked peas, chaat masala mixture, lemon juice, onion and cilantro.
Serve dry peas chaat garnished with cilantro and a pinch of chaat masala.
Notes: Make sure dry green peas are cooked well or cook it in the pan till soft. .
Suggestions: Make sure to adjust red chile powder and chaat masala to taste.
Variations: You can also add finely chopped tomato to the dry peas chaat.
Other Names: Dry Peas Chaat, Pacchi Batani Chaat.