Anyway coming to todays topic,Pigeon peas is my new discovery,I had no idea how to cook it or how long it will take to cook when I bought it , first time I tried to cook it a saucepan and waited for 20 mins,but there was no sign of pigeon peas getting cooked so I transferred it to a pressure cooker and gave 2 whistles ,voila ! it was cooked,and thoran was so delicious and I loved it.I am going to make this a regular in my kitchen from now on.
Here goes my recipe
Pigeon peas -250gm
Shallots - 7-8
Grated coconut - 1/4 cup
Red chilly powder- 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/3 tsp
Pressure cook pigeon peas with 1/8 cup of water adding redchilly powder,turmeric and salt.
Make a coarse paste of shallots and grated coconut and add this to cooked pigeon peas .
Cook the pigeon peas for 1-2 minutes until the raw taste of shallots and coconut goes.
In a pan ad oil and sputter some mustard seeds and add curry leaves to.
Add this to cooked pigeon peas and mix .