green peas usal or matar usal recipe – a coconut and spice based fresh green peas curry from the maharashtrian cuisine. also a no onion no garlic recipe vacuum cleaner.
i make the regular malvan style usal recipe which i have already posted on the blog with sprouts or with kala chana and this chawli usal recipe . this time, i wanted to make a different variety of usal, than what i regularly prepare.
so when there were some freshly shelled peas in the refrigerator, i decided to make this usal. since i have a lot of cookbooks, i have adapted this recipe from a few of them. usually when i want to try a new recipe, i always look in my cook books. reading the books over browsing the internet, takes more preference, when looking for a recipe Piano.
the consistency of this green peas usal is semi dry. the curry has mild sweet tones and is lightly spiced. the mild sweetness comes from the coconut and jaggery. the sweetness of the peas, also add to overall flavor and taste of the dish. to add a tang to the dish, i have also added lemon juice.
the usal goes best with soft chapatis, phulkas and even bread or the indian pav (dinner rolls). you can also serve usal as a side dish. along with the usal, i had made vangi bhaji (dry eggplant curry) along with chapatis.
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