|1 cup Fresh peas|
|10 stalks Spring onion|
|1 Clove Garlic|
|2 Red chilies|
|1/4 tsp Turmeric powder|
|1/2 tsp Chilli powder|
|1 tsp Coriander powder|
|1 tsp Cumin powder|
|1/2 tsp Fenugreek powder|
|1/4 cup Water|
|2 tsp Oil|
|1 tbsp Coriander|
|To taste Salt|
This month we the bloggers of shhh cooking secretly group decided that we would blog Manipuri cuisine. Ashima was my partner for this theme and she suggested that I use Cumin powder and Tomato to make a Manipuri specialty. While Ashima was quick to make Manipuri Aloo Kangmet, I took some time to decide the recipe as I wanted to make a dish which would suit my taste as well as my diet chart. Checking on vegetarian recipes on the web, I chanced upon this Mangal Kangtak on NDTV. I was intrigued by the name. For some strange reason, I kept remembering the movie, Mangal Pandey. Anyway coming back to the recipe. this looked very doable and easy and I was sure people at home would like it.
I made some changes in the method of cooking. I have used a pressure cooker to cook the dish. I have used fresh peas here. If you use frozen peas, you need to thaw them before you cook.
Chop the spring onions and tomatoes finely and keep aside
Heat oil in a pressure pan. Add onions and garlic and saute for 1 minute
Next add the onion greens and saute for few seconds. Add the tomatoes and further saute in low heat for 1 minute
Now add the green peas, chilli powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, turmeric powder, and fenugreek powder and mix well
Add water and salt and mix well. Close the lid, put the weight on and cook for 3 whistles
When the pressure has released, open the pan, and boil it for a while till the moisture is absorbed. Garnish with coriander and serve warm.
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