Ingredients 3-4 medium potatoes peeled and cut into equal sizes
1 cup yellow split pea
1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 small piece ginger, finely chopped
1-2 tsp dried red chill powder (or to taste)
1 large tomato, finely chopped
¼ tsp whole (yellow) mustard seed
2 curry leaves, optional
1 cinnamon stick
½ tsp whole coriander seed
1 tbsp whole cumin seed
2 tsp Garam Masala,
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tbsp olive oil
4 cups or water (or low sodium & no MSG vegetable broth)
freshly chopped cilantro to taste
finely chopped chicken breast
Serve with rice or noodles and steamed broccoli
Potato and Yellow Split Pea Curry
PICK through and rinse the split peas, set aside and allow to drain.
HEAT the oil and saute the onion until soft and translucent. (If using chicken add to the pot and cook all the way through before proceeding.)
NEXT add ginger and garlic and saute.. Then add all of the spices, curry leaves and chili powder, cook until the spices begin to pop making sure to stir and prevent burning.
ADD the potatoes, tomato, split peas, and water/stock.
STIR well, cover and simmer until the split peas and potatoes have soften or about 30-40 minutes.
TASTE and adjust seasoning if needed.
SERVE with rice or noodles and steamed broccoli
MIX in chopped cilantro right before serving.
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