Simple Pea Saute (Vatana nu Shaak)

Simple Pea Saute (Vatana nu Shaak). Recipe by Indiaphile.info

This dish is a perfect example of how simple and wonderful Indian cooking can be. Last week I needed to come up with a shaak to eat with the gluten-free rotli I posted about, but our pantry was running low and we didn’t have many fresh veggies in the house. It was quite a busy week so I never had a chance to go to the store. I dug around my freezer and found this large bag of peas.

Traditionally in Gujarati cuisine, peas are combined with another vegetable like potatoes or cauliflower. But I didn’t have either at home. So I threw together a shaak with what I had available. It was a dish entirely about the peas. Even Steve, who doesn’t normally like peas, was happy to eat this simple shaak. The best part is, it took less than 10 minutes to put together but it was so flavorful.

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