Patal Bhaaji / Green Peas Gravy


This is very popular  dish  in goa it is call Patal Bhaaji in “Goan Konkani”  Patal  – Mean liquid Consistency, and Bhaaji – Mean Vegetable, it’s pair with hot soft fluffy  Puri, Rotis or Paav, (bread), These Patal Bhaaji, we use to get in Restaurants  or school  canteens in Goa, these Bhaaji is very jiffy  prepare, these Patel Bhaaji can cook together  or can cook separate  as well, today  I cook separate, as you can see below.

Patal Bhaaji / Green Peas Gravy

Well one can also have with chaats at home, in jiffy you can take a plate  add  bhaaji, add chopped  onions, tomatoes, add some shev and garnish  with fresh cilantro and relish  the beauty.

Well it’s  just refresh the memories  of childhood, till date I remember , in Margao (India – Goa) I use to go with my granny  and never miss the opportunity  to have a plate of Patal Bhaaji along with soft fluffy  puri or  Paav (Bread) , I can’t  express the feeling  how it was, do try these dish and then you can understand  these beautiful  dish, well hope I could  just rewind the precious  moment, I spent with my granny  and when I was child. 👩

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Ingredients :

1 Cup dried Green Peas – Soaked in water, overnight.

2 Medium Potatoes – Cooked, peeled and chopped into small cubes.

1 Big Onion,  – finely chopped

1 Medium  tomato  – chopped

2 Garlic cloves –  finely chopped

1tsp. Red Chilli powder

1/4 tsp. Turmeric powder

1 tsp. Garam Masala powder

For Potatoes  Bhaaji :

1 onion – chopped chunk

1 tomato – chopped  chunk

1/4 tsp. Turmeric pwd.

1 tsp. Garam Masala

1/4 tsp. Mustard seeds

1/2 tsp. Lemon Juice

Salt – to taste

Lemon slice  for garnish

Fresh Cilantro  for garnish

Green  Chilly for garnish

Method :

Wash the soaked peas, overnight, next day cook in pressure cooker  with water &  little salt, with 1 whistle, close the flame.

Heat little oil in a wide pan, add chopped garlic and saute for while, don’t burn saute for 2 minutes, then add chopped onion and saute  till translucent. Add the chopped tomato, saute till it mushy, then add boiled peas add turmeric, chilly pwd.  garam masala pwd., incorporate well and adjust with salt and gravy consistency,  but it has to be liquidy, don’t make  too thick. Add the lemon juice, incorporate  well and switch  off the flame.

Heat little oil in a wide pan, add mustard  seeds let it crack, then add chopped chunk  onion  saute  for while don’t turn too brown then add chopped  tomato saute for while, don’t make too mushy then add chopped potato pieces, incorporate  well, add little salt turmeric  pwd. & water. Cover the pan and let it cook at medium heat till potatoes are cooked but not mushy.

Take a plate add Patel Bhaaji, add potatoes  baaji in middle, Serve hot with hot soft  fluffy  puri  or paav garnish with chopped cilantro, green  chilly & Lemon slice and relish every bit.

Puri

Ingredient’s for Puri :

1 cup wheat flour
1/4 tsp salt (or as needed for taste)
About 1/2 cup water (or as needed to make a pliable dough. Might vary depending on the quality of flour)

Method :

Stir the flour and salt in a bowl, add water little by little to the dough.

Until it comes together into a pliable dough, i used around 1 cup of water but it might differ depending on the quality of the flour, add it little by little while kneading, add 1 tbsp oil and set to rest for 10 – 15 minutes.

Make small balls out knead dough, and roll on rolling pin, meantime swtich on the flame keep a deep skillet, add oil and keep on low flame, and continue rolling with all the dough, once done, add the puri in medium heat oil, and cook till it turn to little brownish and continue with all the puri.

Serve with Chana Masala, and relish with soft  fluffy puri every bit.

Tips:

Drop a small piece of dough into the oil. The dough should fry up immediately and come to the surface. You know the oil is not hot enough when the puri does not puff up, is flat and instead is also soaking up oil.

Now drop the puri into the oil.

While the puri is slowly coming to the surface, make sure to keep ladling in the hot oil on the surface.

This helps the puri to puff up.

Turn it so that it gets evenly reddish brown or golden yellow (however you prefer)

Place it on paper towel to drain off any oil. If fried right, it wont retain oil.

Puri

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Love & Prayers
🎀 Linda 🎀

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