Sunday, August 26, 2012

Peas Masala

I have got ample quantity of fresh green peas in Refridgerator. So thought of preparing this tempting masala that serves as a best combination for Roti, Poori and even we can have it along with Rice.. Peas are low in calories and no cholestrol. So, do try this tasty and easy dish.



INGREDIENTS:
Green Peas              - 1/4 cup
Onion                       - 1
Tomato                     - 1
Oil                            - As Required to fry

To Grind:
Coconut                   - 1 1/2 tbsp (Grated)
Coriander Seeds      - 1 1/2 tsp
Turmeric Powder     - 1/4 tsp
Red Chilli Powder   - 1 tsp
Cashew nuts             - 8 no
Ginger Garlic Paste  - 1 tsp
Fennel Seeds             - 1/4 tsp
Garam Masala           - 1 tsp
Salt                             - To Taste

STEPS:

  1. Chop the onion and Tomato and keep aside. Grind all the items mentioned in the "To Grind" Section to a fine paste and keep aside.
  2. In a Pressure Cooker, heat oil and add Onions. Saute it till it becomes golden brown color. Add Tomatoes and   keep stirring till oil gets separated. 
  3. Add the ground masala and little water and allow to boil for 2 mins. Add Peas and mix well. Pressure cook for 2 whistles and keep in simmer for 5 mins and remove from the flame.

Tips:
  • You can use Dried Peas (Kaanja pacha pattani) as well for this recipe. In that case, Soak the green peas atleast for 4-5 hrs and pressure cook before using it.
  • If you want more gravy, then add water additionally.
  • Use Freshly ground ginger garlic paste.