Spring Onion with pigeon peas

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This is one of my favourite vegetable. It is very simple to prepare and very tasty to eat. As we all know spring onion sabzi is very tasty and combining it with lentils gives it an even more tastier and healthier angle. My mom prepares this vegetable like this and I also do it the same way. It is a favourite in my house with everyone.

As many dont know how to make a spring onion sabzi, this is very popular in North Karnataka. we take any vegetable and combine it with lentils and make it. It tastes awesome when done so. Here the spring onion has be cooked with lentils give it a whole new dimension and taste.

The flavour of spring onion and the garam masala and the lentil go together so nicely that it tastes just awesome. And as it is very easy to make also. doesn’t take much time for the spring onions to cook, it gets ready very fast. You have to just pre cook the lentils (tuvar dal) to half cooked and use it in.


What do we need:-

1 bunch Spring onions/ scallions (Kanda paat)

1 cup ¾ cooked Pigeon peas (tuvar dal/arhar dal)

7-8 Garlic cloves chopped and crushed (lehsun)

1 tsp Cumin seeds (jeera)

1 tsp Turmeric powder (haldi)

½ tbsp Red chilli powder

1 tsp Garam masala powder

2 tbsp Oil

Salt to taste


How do we do it:-

1 Cook the Pigeon peas (tuvar dal) in water and ½ tsp turmeric powder till they are cooked 3/4th. They should not become mushy. Keep aside.

2 Thoroughly wash the green onions and chop it in roundels. Chop the onion bulbs also.

3 Heat oil in a kadhai.  When the oil is hot enough add the cumin seeds and wait till they splutter.

4 Add the garlic and sauté. Add the onion bulbs and sauté. Add the turmeric powder and sauté.

5 Add the onion greens and sauté. Add salt to taste and red chillie powder and sauté.

6 The greens will leave water. Do not cover it. When the greens are half done add the cooked lentil, Garam masala and cook for 5-7 minutes.

7 Add the garam masala and cook for a minute and off the flame.

8 Serve hot with Chapati/roti.