Friday 2 May 2014

Dry Green Peas Masala

Peas masala makes a prefect pair with rotis or else simply they tastes good with rice as side dish. Actually i have tried many varieties of peas masala either with fresh green peas or else with dry green peas. But today's post is different from wat i cooked earlier. This peas masala goes for a special masala paste and this masala paste makes the difference. This masala is a dry curry if you want to make it as semi dry curry or as a gravy, just add a cup of water or coconut milk to give them a beautiful saucy texture. Actually i took this recipe from a TV show where the host of the show goes to a town in South India and they invite the homemaker's to cook their family dish or a dish they cook often.

I immediately took a note about this masala coz this dish goes for poppyseeds,cashew paste. Tomatoes gives a mild tanginess to this masala while poppyseeds and cashew nut gives an excellent nuttiness to this dish. Try this masala when you feel like having green peas masala and am sure you will love this different masala. I used dry green peas if you want to go for the fresh green peas, just go with it.I soaked the dry green peas overnite, next morning i cooked them in pressure cooker upto a whistle, dont over cook it else the peas turns mushy.Sending to my event CWS- Cashew guest hosted by Sathya Priya of My Kitchen Odyssey.  This post goes  for the CC Challenge of the month

2cups Boiled green peas
2nos Tomatos(finely chopped)
1no Onion (grounded as coarse paste)
1no Whole spices (bayleaves,cloves,cinnamon stick & cardamom)
1/2tsp Fennel seeds
1tsp Ginger garlic paste
1tsp Red chilly powder
Chopped coriander leaves
Curry leaves

To grind:
1tsp Poppy seeds
5nos Cashewnuts
1/2tsp Cumin seeds
1tsp Peppercorns

Grind the ingredients given under the list 'to grind ' as fine paste.

Heat enough oil, fry the whole spices and fennel seeds until they turns brown.

Add the onion paste,ginger garlic paste,cook in medium flame until the raw smells goes away.

Add the tomatoes,curry leaves, saute until the tomatoes turns mushy.

Add the boiled green peas, red chilly powder, cook for few minutes.

Finally add the grounded fine paste, just sprinkle some water and cook everything in medium flame.

Once the peas gets well coated with masalas put off the stove.

Add the coriander leaves,give a stir.

Serve as side dish.


Fullscoops said...

I love this! Lovely!

Home Cooked food said...

so easy but yummy dish

great-secret-of-life said...

looks yum.. I can have it as snack

Priya said...

Looks so good ..Yummy yummy

Unknown said...

Quick and delicious dish!

Unknown said...

YummYummy lovely side dish

Chef Mireille said...

what a flavorful masala

Srivalli said...

Dry peas looks very inviting Priya..very good..

Pavani said...

That is a flavorful and yummy looking curry.

virunthu unna vaanga said...

One of my favorite peas masala... can have it anytime... Love it aks...