Monday, September 10, 2007

0 Healthy Split Pea Curry.... Fat Free!

This is a very healthy dish to eat and fat free !

If you are dieting or just fancy a real healthy dinner then this recipe is just for you.

It is full of flavour and extremely tasty even without the oil and is so very good for you.

Approx 1 Cup Yellow Split Peas
1 Flat Mushroom (chopped)
1 Green Pepper/Capsicum (de-seeded chopped_
2 Small Onions (cut fine)
2 Medium Tomatoes

1 Inch Fresh Ginger + 1 Garlic Clove (chopped and blended)
1 Bay Leaf
1/2 tsp Cayanne Pepper
1/2 tsp Cumin Powder
1 tsp Garam Masala
Pinch Cumin Seeds
Small Pinch Coriander Seeds
Pinch Dried Coriander

Rinse your split peas and place them into the basket of your pressure cooker with approx one inch of water covering. Wash your tomatoes and put 3 deep slits into them - place them on top of the peas in your pressure cooker. Secure your lid and bring to the boil then turn the heat right down and cook for 10 minutes.

After cooling down your cooker under a tap take out your basket of peas and leave on a plate for later.

The skin off your tomatoes should have fallen off in the pan, take them out and throw them away with any hard stem left on the tomato.

Leave the water what is left to the side for later.

Put a little water in a small frying pan and add your onions, boil the onions until the water disappears.

When the water has disappeared add let the onions cook in a dry state for a minute, then add some more water, it will turn a brown colour reduce the water down again.

When the water has dried out again add your seeds and stir.

Add your split peas and tomatoes, stir well. Then add your cayenne pepper with your bay leaf.

Stir in your garlic/ginger then add your cumin and garam masala - stir.

Add your mushrooms and peppers.

You may need to loosen it all a little so add a little of your split pea water from your pressure cooker. Add your dried coriander, when your mushrooms/peppers are cooked it is ready.

Serve as it is or with wholewheat bread.

Enjoy Jeena's Healthy Fat Free Split Pea Curry!

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