Bharats in Yogurt Sauce

1 ½ cups green split peas (soaked in water overnight)
2 cups yogurt
½ cup sour cream
½ cup water
1 ½ teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon cumin powder
1 teaspoon garam masala
pinch of hing
pinch of cayenne
½ teaspoon turmeric
ghee for deep frying
Drain beans and grind in blender or food processor, adding a few tablespoons of water. Add spices and mix.

Heat ghee in wok until very hot. Mold ground bean mixture into 3-inch patties. Gently place patties in hot ghee and cook until dark golden brown (about 10 minutes). Do not stir bharats immediately. Let them first cook for 2 minutes, or until firm, before stirring. Drain and set in casserole dish.

Preheat oven to 375°.

In bowl combine yogurt sour cream, and water. Pour mixture over bharats. Cover and bake in oven for 8 minutes. Serve hot, garnished with parsley.

Serves 4.

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