Green peas curry - Hirwya vatanyachi Usal(no onion garlic variant)- simple daily side dish - 5

Fresh green peas are available from late November to almost early February and this simple usal is a great side dish with phulka or rice. Steaming hot daal-rice and this usal makes a perfect lunch or dinner for cold days.

1. 1 cup fresh green peas (1 cup after deskinned)
2. 2 medium sized tomatoes 
3. 1/2 tsp ginger paste 
4. 1 tbsp freshly chopped coriander 
5. 1/2 tbsp turmeric powder 
6. 2 tbsp red chili powder 
7. 1/2 tbsp garam masala
8. 1/2 tsp mustard seeds 
9. 1/2 tsp jeera
10. 3 tbsp oil
11. Salt to taste 

1. Finely chop tomatoes and keep aside 
2. Heat oil in the pan and add mustard seeds to it
3. As it cracks add jeera and let it be slight brown
4. Ads chopped tomatoes and cook till soft
5. Add ginger paste and cook for few minutes 
6. Add salt, turmeric powder, red chili powder, garam masala and mix well
7. Cook as the tomatoes start leaving oil from side 
8. Add fresh green peas and mix well. Saute for few minutes
9. Add 1/2 cup water, cover and cook till green peas are soft. Add water if needed. We do not want too much of water in usal, so final water only should be just as much to slightly cover green peas
10. Once cooked, off the flame and add chopped coriander 

Serve hot..