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Spicy Split Peas with Vegetables

Taste adventure! Yellow split peas are flavored with a sampling of the spices, vegetables and fruit commonly found in the cuisine of India.

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  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 45 min
  • Servings 0

Ingredients

4
cups water
1
cup dried yellow split peas
1
tablespoon vegetable oil
2
tablespoons flaked or shredded coconut
1
teaspoon coriander seed
1/2
teaspoon fenugreek seed
1
cinnamon stick, (1/2 inch long)
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/8
teaspoon ground red pepper, (cayenne)
2
tablespoons vegetable oil
3
medium carrots, diced
2
medium zucchini, diced
1
medium onion, finely chopped
1
small eggplant, diced
2
tablespoons water
1
tablespoon tamarind pulp
2
cups hot cooked rice
Chopped fresh cilantro, if desired

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LOCATION

Directions

  • 1 Heat 4 cups water and the split peas to boiling in 2-quart saucepan; reduce heat. Cover and simmer 45 minutes.
  • 2 Heat 1 tablespoon oil in 8-inch skillet over medium heat. Cook coconut, coriander, fenugreek and cinnamon stick, stirring constantly, until coconut is light brown. Remove from heat; stir in salt and red pepper. Crush coconut mixture with mortar and pestle until finely ground; set aside.
  • 3 Heat 2 tablespoons oil in 12-inch skillet over medium heat. Cook carrots, zucchini, onion and eggplant in oil, stirring occasionally, until tender.
  • 4 Stir 2 tablespoons water into tamarind pulp until softened. Stir tamarind mixture, coconut mixture and peas into vegetable mixture. Cook over low heat, stirring occasionally and adding water if necessary until consistency of thick soup, until hot and well blended. Serve over rice. Garnish with cilantro.

EXPERT TIPS

Expert Tips

This recipe is a version of sambar. Sambar takes Indian dal (a spiced lentil, split pea, farina or dried bean mixture cooked smooth) several steps further by adding a variety of fresh vegetables.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
235
(
Calories from Fat
65 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7 g
7 %
(Saturated Fat
1 g,
1 %
),
Sodium
120 mg
120 %;
Total Carbohydrate
44 g
44 %
(Dietary Fiber
11 g
11 %
),
Protein
10 g
10 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
100%;
Vitamin C
8%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
14%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 3 Vegetable;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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