Manipuri Style Mangal Ooti Recipe – Yellow Peas Curry Recipe

Manipuri Mangal Ooti is a Manipuri side dish served  during Kang festival in their region. A simple peas dish that is very popular  as a breakfast or dinner option. It is cooked in soda and mustard oil tadka and makes for a delicious accompaniment along with any Indian Bread.   Dried Yellow/White Peas (Vatana), Cooking soda, Salt, Mustard oil, Cumin seeds (Jeera), Bay leaf (tej patta), Ginger, Onion, Tomato, Green Chilli, Turmeric powder (Haldi), Salt   1 cup Dried Yellow/White Peas (Vatana) , overnight soaked 1/2 teaspoon Cooking soda Salt , to taste  For Tempering 2 tablespoons Mustard oil 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera) 1 Bay leaf (tej patta) 1 tablespoon Ginger , grated 2 Onion , chopped 1 Tomato , chopped 2 Green Chilli , chopped  1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi) Salt , to taste     5   20     To begin the preparation of Manipuri Mangal Ooti, at first take the overnight soaked peas in a pressure cooker with little water by adding salt and cooking soda and pressure cook on medium heat up to 2 whistle.  .Turn off the flame and place the cooker under running cold water. Open the cooker lid and keep aside.Take a pan, heat the mustard oil in it add bay leaf and cumin seeds & fry for 30 seconds. Now add the chopped onions to the pan and some salt, fry till the onions becomes soft and light brown.Now add the chopped tomatoes, turmeric powder and grated ginger fry for a minutes till oil oozes from the mixture  .Now add the boiled peas and toss with masala mixture. Add 1/2 cup of warm water to the pan and let the curry boil for 5 minutes and cover on low heat.After 5 minutes of boiling the curry, give it a nice stir. Turn off the flame and let the curry stand for 10 minutes.Garnished with onion ring and tomato flower if you like. Serve Manipuri Style Mangal Ooti Recipe (Yellow Dried Peas Curry Recipe) along with with phulka or Homemade Butter Naan Recipe (Soft Yogurt Bread) fora wonderful lunch.