• 2 tbsp peanut oil
  • ½ teaspoon cumin seeds, whole
  • 1 cup cracked wheat, coarse
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, finely chopped
  • ½ green chile, finely chopped
  • ½ cup peas
  • ½ cup carrots, diced
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ cups water


Put the oil in a medium pan and set over medium-high heat. When it is hot, put in the cumin seeds. Let them sizzle for a few seconds. Turn the heat down to medium and put in the cracked wheat. Stir constantly for 2 minutes, letting the wheat brown lightly. Put in the ginger, green chile, peas, carrots, cayenne, and salt. Stir for 30 seconds. Now add 1-1/2 cups of water to the pan. Bring to a boil and cover tightly. Then turn the heat down to very low and cook for 35 minutes. Turn off the heat. Lift the lid and quickly cover the pot with a clean dish towel. Put the lid back on and let the dish towel absorb the moisture for another 20 minutes. Fluff gently and serve hot.


Indian, Vegetarian Dishes

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Madhur Jaffrey


4 servings




Asian : Southern : Indian