Since it was a long journey, I was fully prepared with the kids favorite snacks and I kept them engaged with one snack after the other. Else I knew they would have wanted to sit on their father’s lap, the moment they get in the car as normally they do. They slept for a while but most times, they were thrilled seeing the cows and sheep on the roads. Though I had the breakfast and lunch packed, we stopped at a motel for breakfast. All motels seems to have play things for kids to entertain them. When breakfast was done, the kids refused to leave the place. We somehow managed to get them back and only stopped again for the lunch. The spot was a beautiful no man’s place with lush tamarind trees on both sides and it also had a rock bench. We spread our things and had a quick lunch. Athamma disappeared for a moment to be back with a load of fresh tamarind. She made a yummy looking chutney with it back home.
These fresh black eyed peas are a treat to taste buds. And these were available in plenty. We got a big bunch and shelled them out. The simple kurma that we made with it back home was very tasty and brought back many wonderful childhood memories!
Fresh Black Eyed Peas – 250 gms
Onions – 1 medium
Tomatoes – 1 medium
Ginger garlic paste – 1/2 tsp
Garam Masala – 1/2 tsp
Chili powder – 1 tsp
Coriander powder – 1 tsp
Coconut paste – 1 tsp
Roasted Groundnut powder – 1 tsp
Coriander leaves – few
Salt to taste
Oil – 2 tsp
Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
Method to prepare:
Heat a pressure cooker pan with oil, splutter mustard seeds and curry leaves. Then sauté Onions till they start to turn brown. They add the ginger garlic paste. Fry for a min.
Then add the chopped tomatoes, salt, turmeric and simmer for 5 mins. Then add all the spice powders. Sauté well. Add the shelled black eyed beans. Sauté for 2 mins.
Once the pressure is off, remove the lid and bring the gravy to boil again if its watery. Add the groundnut powder and simmer for 1 min.
The taste of the roasted groundnut in the kurma makes lot of difference!
And Alka celebrates her blog anniversary in style! She has a cute event called Just for you! This post being just for me, rather my childhood memories spun around this wonder beans. I hope this twist is fine with her! I am planning to send some more, in turn pleasing my folks, but lets first start with self!