This is typical Konkani side dish for rice..We Konkanis prepare coconut based curries using lentils and veggies, but this is an exception to this.Saarupkari means stir fry with some soup in it.This is a very simple side dish for rice tempered either with lots of garli,red chillies or lots of hing and red chillies...You can use any other lentils like green moong,white navy beans,rajma ,pigeon peas or green peas ..Here I used white peas ,tastes wonderful !!
1 cup white peas
2 slit green chillies
1 potato cut into small cubes(optional)
2 tblsp grated fresh coconut
Salt to taste
FOR THE TEMPERING:
3 tsp oil
1 tsp mustard
1 sprig of curry leaves
3 broken red chillies
1/2 tsp hing / asafoetida
- Soak peas in 3 cups water for 3-4 hrs,cook in cooker for 3-4 whistles
- Transfer it in a vessel,add salt to taste,grated coconut and make it boil
- cook for 5-10 mins,add the tempering with the mentioned ingredients
- Serve hot with white rice and enjoy !!!