"usal pav" yellow peas curry with bread

Main Dish
3 servings
15 min
25 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 3
2-4 Pav (Your Favorite Buttered Bread)

1 cup Yellow peas, soaked & boiled,

1 Potato,boiled

1 Onion, chopped

1/4 inch Ginger, chopped

2 Tomatoes, chopped

2 pods of Garlic, chopped

2-3 Curry Leaves

Cilantro, finely chopped

Juice of 1 Lemon

2 cups Water


1/4 teaspoon Red chilli pwd (adjust acc. taste)

1/4 teaspoon Garam masala

2-3 pinches of Turmeric pwd

Salt to taste

For Tempering:

2 tablespoons Oil

1/4 teaspoon Mustard seeds,

1/4 teaspoon Cumin seeds,

Asafoetida, a pinch

For Garnishing:

1 teaspoon of Date and tamarind chutney / Cup

Scallions, finely chopped

1 Tbsp of Farsan / Cup (mixture of sev, peanuts, fried split dal etc)


  • Soak yellow peas, for atleast 5 hours, pressure cook it for upto 3 whistles or untill boiled.
  • Chop onion, tomatoes, garlic, heat oil in a vessel, add mustard seeds, as it splutters add cumin seeds, asafoetida curry leaves and onion.
  • Cook untill onion becomes translucent. Now add ginger and garlic. Saute for a minute.
  • Add chopped tomatoes, stir- cook for a while, add all the spices, salt according to your taste.
  • Add boiled peas + water, bring it to a boil. Add lemon juice and chopped cilantro.
  • To Serve:
    For each person, In a separate bowl, add this peas gravy and garnish it with farsan (Sev-mixture), chopped onion/scallions, some lemon juice with sweet date & tamarind chutney.


Usal Pav Yellow Peas Curry With Bread, photo 1
Usal Pav Yellow Peas Curry With Bread, photo 2


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