Papadum & Green Peas Curry
Love Papad/popadum/papadum, then you must try this vegan curry. Packed with flavor, loaded with veggies & common spices,this is one substantial family meal.
For this recipe you need a good quantity of papadum. It can be fried or roasted. I used the fried ones as I had them handy. The first thing to do is to crush the papadum. Put them in a ziplock and go bonkers with it (refer above pic)! Then we need to blanch the tomatoes and we will be removing the skin to make the masala base. The traditional way to do it is to immerse it in boiling water for a couple of minutes and then peel the tomatoes. But I tried the internet method which is to cut a plus sign on the eye of a tomato and place it in a microwave for 35-45 seconds. Then peel the skin off. It comes off easily. Make a puree of these peeled tomatoes and keep it aside for now. Heat oil in a pan and temper cumin seeds. Once they crackle, add minced garlic, grated ginger, chopped green chillies, chopped cilantro and onions to the pan. Saute till they are cooked and then add the tomato puree and sugar.
Continue to cook for 5-7 minutes. Then add the green peas, turmeric powder, chilly powder, coriander cumin powder and salt. Add water and mix it all together and continue to cook this masala base for another 7-8 minutes till it begins to boil. Then add the crushed papadum to the pan and give it a mix. Lastly add garam masala and stir. Turn off the gas after 3-4 minutes. You can garnish this sabzi with some chopped raw onions and cilantro. Papadum & Green Peas Curry is now ready. Serve this with steamed rice or any Indian bread.