Yellow Split Pea with Zucchini is a delicious Indian vegan and vegetarian curry. It’s easy to make, flavorful as well as high protein, which makes it a nutritious vegan dinner recipe. It is gluten-free, nut-free and soy-free.
Measure 1 cup of yellow split peas. Cover them with water and rinse the grains by rubbing them with your fingertips. The water will become cloudy, drain this water. Repeat three to four times until the water become clearer.
Measure and pour 5 cups of water in a stockpot and add drained lentils. Bring them to boil over medium-high heat. You will see some foam arises, scoop it out and discard it.
Boil them for 15 minutes or until soft but not mushy. These are cooked to al dente and drain.
Prepare vegetables, slice onion, cut tomatoes in small cubes and cut zucchini in half and then slice. (check in the video)
In another pan heat oil over the medium to low heat, add mustard seed and cumin seed. Fry until fragrant. (approximately 1 minute)
Add onions and fry until translucent Next add garlic paste, tomatoes, chili powder, turmeric powder, and salt.
Cover and cook for about 5 minutes on medium to high heat.
Uncover and add sliced zucchini, Mix and add half a cup of water. Cover and let it simmer on low to medium heat for another 5 minutes or until zucchini gets soft and tender.
Add in cooked yellow split pea and mix well.
Add green chilies (slice them in half). Cover the pot and turn heat to slow and let it cook in its own steam for about 4 to 5 minutes.
Add chopped coriander and serve with cooked rice or naan.
Yellow split pea can be soaked for an hour before cooking to speedup the cooking process.
YELLOW SPLIT PEA WITH ZUCCHINI By Hawwa | https://www.getsetvegan.com/yellow-split-pea/