Fresh Pigeon peas are a Winter delight and one of the easiest, healthiest and tastiest dish is the stir fry or Upkari as the Konkani community of Mangalore calls it. A variety of dishes can be made from fresh Pigeon peas but my favourite has always been the stir fry.
- 250gms shelled Pigeon peas
- 1 tbsp Parachute Coconut oil
- 1tsp mustard
- 3 broken dry red chilly bits
- 1/4 tsp Hing/asafoetida
- Grated coconut for garnish
Deskin the potato. Wash and chop into tiny cubes. Rinse the chopped potatoes and the Pigeon peas under running water in a colander. Pressure cook to two whistles with salt in half a glass of water. Allow the Pressure cooker to cool down. Heat oil. Add the mustard. After it splutters add the broken red chilly bits and hing . Toss. Drop in the cooked Pigeon peas and potato into the seasoning and cook till the water evaporates. Garnish with grated coconut.
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