Kala Vatana (Black Peas)

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Ingredients

1 cup Kala vatana (Black peas)
finely chopped 1 Onion
1tbsp Ginger Garlic Paste
1/2tsp or According to spice Green chilli paste
1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
1/2 tsp Red chili powder
finely chopped or make a paste 1 tomato
Salt to taste
1 or 2 cup Water
1 tsp Garam masala powder
1 tbsp oil

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Kala Vatana (Black Peas)

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Kala Vatana Amti is a very popular dish and very tasty recipe.

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Kala vatna, also known as black peas are dark green black coloured dried peas which are small, round and looks like black coloured pearls. When you want to enjoy a starchier, hardier flavoured legume, kala vataana are the perfect choice as they are available any time of the year.

Kala Vatana, a small but nutritionally mighty member of the legume family, are a very good source of cholesterol-lowering fiber.
• Kala vatana also provide good to excellent amounts of four important minerals, two B-vitamins, and protein–all with virtually no fat.
• They are a good source of potassium, which may decrease the growth and development of blood vessel plaques and is also good for lowering high blood pressure

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Rinse and soak the dry black peas overnight in enough water.

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Next day wash 2 to 3 times, drain the water and a keep aside.

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Heat oil in a pressure cooker on a medium flame, add the chopped onion and saute till onions are translucent.

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Add the ginger garlic paste and cook till the raw smell goes away then.

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Now add red chili powder, turmeric powder, salt, tomato paste and black peas (kala vatana). stir well and cook for 2 minutes till the masala is well blended.

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After 2 minutes add 2 cups of water, pressure cook with 4-5 whistles & let it simmer on low heat till the peas is cooked.

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Wait till the steam is completely removed from the pressure cooker now transfer it to another pot add the garam masala powder boil for 5-6 min on a low flame.

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Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and switch off the flame.

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Serve the Kala Vatana Amti with chapati or steamed rice.

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