Semi-Fried Bread with Pea curry is delicious and popular food in Northern India. It is very often found in the rode-side food shops basically near schools, colleges, office areas, near court areas where a lot of people used to go during working hours daily.
It can be called as a snack, but it can serve the purpose of lunch also. People who are basically vegetarian, like this dish very much. In fact, it is one of the favourite dishes for some people. This cuisine is also called Punjabi cuisine. It is very easy to make if you want to taste it at home.
1 cup of white peas
2 cup of water
1/2 teaspoon of salt
For preparing Jaljeera chutney
Handful of mint and a small piece tamarind
1 pod black cardamom
1/2 teaspoon of pepper
1/2 teaspoon of cumin
1 teaspoon of fennel
1/2 teaspoon of chaat masala
1/2 teaspoon of dry mango powder
4 table spoon of water
1/2 teaspoon of salt
3 teaspoon of Oil
1/4 teaspoon of turmeric
1/2 teaspoon of kashmiri red chilli powder
Pinch of asafetida (hing)
1/4 teaspoon cumin powder (jeera powder)
1/2 teaspoon coriander powder
1 inch Ginger finely chopped
1/4 teaspoon garam masala
1/2 teaspoon chaat masala
3 pinch sweet soda powder
Ingredients for garnishing
2 table spoon of onion, finely chopped
2 table spoon of tomato finely chopped
A few coriander leaves finely chopped
1 inch ginger julienne
1 green chilli slit
1/4 Lemon wedge
A pinch of chaat masala
Preparation of Peas
Soak dry peas in a vessel for 6 to 7 hours.
Now take a pressure cooker and put water in it. Add dry peas, sweet soda powder, turmeric powder and some salt to it and close the cooker lid and keep it boiling on the gas.
After 3 whistles in the cooker, reduce the gas and then after 2 to 3 whistles, turn off the gas.
When the pressure of the cooker becomes normal, open the lid and paste the peas with a large spoon.
Mix finely chopped onion, green chillies, tomatoes, chaat masala, mango powder and salt as per taste in the peas and mix well.
Then mix lemon juice in the peas and cook for 5 minutes on medium flame.
Preparation of Semi-fried Bread
Filter the flour in a big vessel. Then add yoghurt, salt, sugar, baking soda and oil to it and mix well with both hands.
Grease and soften flour with lukewarm water. When it is ready, apply oil around it with your hands and cover it with a thick towel and leave it for 4 to 5 hours.
Bread flour may have been blown. If not, leave it for a while.
When the dough is ready, apply oil on your hands and knead it again.
Then make as much dough as you want for making Semi-fried bread (single piece), roll it with a rolling pin, roll it like a thick bread and sprinkle ‘kasoori methi’ or green coriander on its surface and press it with your hand.
Put the griddle on the gas in medium flame and apply oil on it. Then roast the bread on the pan. As soon as the bread starts blooming, apply oil on the other side and reverse it.
Repeat the method and prepare all the bread after baking them and put kitchen paper in a casserole and keep them inside.
Preparation of Jaljeera chutney
Take a handful of mint and a small piece of tamarind. Mix the tamarind with 4 tablespoons of water and other ingredients like cardamom, pepper, cumin, fennel, chaat masala, dry mango powder and salt.
Serve semi-fried bread with pea curry warm after garnishing with onion, tomato, coriander leaves, ginger, chilli, Lemon and chaat masala.
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