Monday, April 15, 2019

CHONKHA MATAR

CHONKHA MATAR

These days frozen peas are available in many houses as they are indeed time savers. They come in handy to make dishes in a jiffy.  I too use frozen peas quite often. They save you the time spent in cleaning and shelling them as well.

Elsewhere in this blog, you will find recipes for Green Peas Spicy Gravy, Green Peas Masala, and  Green Peas Red Gravy.

Today's recipe is for an easy to make side dish from Uttar Pradesh called Chonkha Matar which I have adapted from Khaana Khazana by MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor.

As we don't use onions or garlic in making this dish, this can be one more saatvik dish in your collection.

You can garnish this dish with ginger juliennes but I have not done that.

I tried out this dish and we enjoyed it very much.




Ingredients:-
  • Frozen Green Peas, 2 cups
  • Cumin Seeds, 1 tsp
  • Ginger, chopped, 1 " piece
  • Green Chillies, chopped, 1
  • Red Chilli Powder, 1 tsp
  • Turmeric Powder, 1/4 tsp
  • Coriander Powder, 1 tsp
  • Kitchen King Masala, 1/4/ to 1/2 tsp
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Fresh Coriander Leaves, chopped, 2 tbsp
  • Oil, 1 tbsp
  • Salt, to taste

Method:

Wash the frozen peas and keep aside
Heat oil in a thick- bottomed non-stick pan and on medium heat add the cumin seeds and when they sizzle, add the chopped ginger and green chillies and saute.
Next add the chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder and mix well and saute for 1/2 minute, taking care that the powders don't get burnt 
Now add the frozen green peas and mix well 
Cook till they get done
Add salt and Kitchen King Masala and mix well
Finally add the lemon juice and garnish with coriander leaves 
Serve hot





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