Dried version of your garden peas.
Can be reconstituted to eat as is or use in a "vegetable" or
MARATHI USAL WITH WHOLE
GREEN PEAS AND SPINACH
1 c whole
green peas, soaked overnight and drained
4 c water
1 t. sesame oil
¼ t. brown
1 bunch fresh spinach cleaned and chopped
¼ t turmeric
2 T fine coconut
4 green chilies
¼ t. cumin
salt to taste
peas in water til crisp tender about 1 hour.
Heat sesame oil in skillet and toast mustard seeds.
When seeds begin to pop, add cooked peas and reduce heat to low.
Sprinkle handful of water onto peas, cover and steam cook peas til
While peas are cooking, in food processor blend coconut, chilies and cumin
into paste. Add chopped spinach to peas and sprinkle with turmeric
Mix and cook til spinach collapses.
Season with salt and serve hot.