An Ambat is a preparation where finely chopped onions are used in the seasoning. I have posted quite a few recipes using various vegetables and today it is with fresh peas. This preparation goes well with Rice or Roti.
250 gms shelled peas
One potato finely chopped
3 medium sized onions finely chopped
1/4 of a large coconut grated
4 ladlesful of cooked Arhar Dal churned well
9 Byadgi chillies roasted in a little oil
1 level tbsp tamarind paste
3 tbsps Coconut oil or oil of choice
Heat two glasses of water in a pan. Tip in the peas, potato and one of the finely chopped onions along with salt and cook till done. Grind the coconut, roasted red chillies and tamarind to a smooth paste and drop it into the peas, Potato and Onion mixture along with the Dal. Adjust salt and boil it thoroughly. Heat oil in a pan. Drop in the remaining onions and roast to a dark brown. Season the boiling Ambat and continue boiling for a minute. Switch off. Cover and keep aside for about fifteen minutes to allow the flavours to infuse before serving.
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