Wednesday, April 23, 2008

"Cocktail Thoran" - Snow Peas & Black-Eyed Peas

Cocktail Thoran / Snow Peas & Black-Eyed PeasIngredients :

Snow Peas... 2 cups
Black-Eyed Peas
.... 1/2 cup
Shallots, finely chopped.... ½ cup
Green Chillies, finely chopped.... 2 no:s
Grated Coconut.... 1/2 cup
Curry leaves... 2 sprig
Mustard Seeds.. 2tsp
Feenugreek... 1/4 tsp
Oil... as required
Salt... to taste.

Here Is How :

Soak the beans using either the overnight soak or quick soak methods, detailed at the bottom**, so as to reduce the cooking time and promote even cooking. Cook the black-eyed peas to al dente consistency. Now keep it aside.

Heat oil in a bottom heavy saute pan on medium heat. Sputter mustard seeds and add diced shallots & green chillies and fry till golden brown. Now add grated coconut, curry leaves and fennugreek & stir for a minute. To this add sland cut snowpeas and a pich of salt. Close the pan with a lid and let it cook, stirring every 2 minutes till the snow peas are cooked and yet retain its color & have a bite to it and not mushy. Now stir in the cooked black-eyed peas to the snow peas. Add salt to taste & remove from heat.

Tips: ** Quick Soak.... to quick soak beans, place beans in a dutch oven. Cover with water to two inches above beans; bring to boil & cook for two minutes. Remove from heat; cover & let standone hour, then drain.

1 comment:

  1. Tried this out, we loved the combination of snow peas & the black eyed peas...Thanx for sharing the receipe....