Wednesday, January 29, 2020

PEAS MASALA

PEAS MASALA

One of the most popular vegetables in my home is Green Peas. Fresh or Frozen, they can be used in a wide variety of dishes. In addition, green peas have a high protein content and have several health benefits.

The versatile green peas can be used in pulao, gravies, and soups. Elsewhere in this blog you will find other recipes for green peas such as:-
Paneer Peas Masala
Green Peas Masala Pulao,
Green Peas and Mint Soup

Today's recipe is for a side dish that goes well with both rice and rotis. It has been adapted from Peas Masala Gravy by Padhu's Kitchen. We loved it!!



Ingredients:-
  • Fresh Green Peas, 1 cup
  • Large-sized Onion, chopped, 1 
  • Large-sized Tomato, chopped, 1
  • Ginger Garlic Paste, 1 heaped tsp
  • Green Chili, slit, 1
  • Turmeric Powder, 1/8 tsp
  • Chilli Powder, 1 tsp
  • Coriander (Dhania) Powder, 2 tsp
  • Cumin (Jeera) Powder, 1/2 tsp
  • Kitchen King Masala, 1/2 tsp 
  • Salt, to taste
  • Cumin Seeds, 1 tsp (for seasoning )
  • Oil, 3 tbsp ( 2 tbsp + 1 tbsp for seasoning) 
  • Coriander Leaves, finely chopped, 1 tbsp, for garnish

Method:-

Heat 2 tbsp of oil in a thick-bottomed kadhai and on medium heat add the chopped onions and sauté till they turn slightly golden in color 
To this, add the ginger-garlic paste, slit green chili and sauté for 1-2 minutes
Add the chopped tomato and cook for 3-4 minutes till it becomes soft and mushy
Switch off the gas and allow this to cool
Transfer to a mixer jar and grind to a fine paste adding very little water, if required
Keep this ground paste aside

Next, in the same kadhai, heat1 tbsp of oil and on medium heat add the cumin seeds
When they sizzle add the ground paste that you have prepared and mix well 
Now add the turmeric powder, chili powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, and the Kitchen King masala and mix well
Sauté for a couple of minutes
To this, add the green peas, water, as required, salt and cook covered on medium heat till the green peas get done 
Finally, garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves
Serve hot with chapatis or rice


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