Jan 29, 2009

Green Peas masala

I love to eat in Dhaba and whenever I go to my mom's place, we all go to the Dhaba place in cenetoph road in chennai which is our favorite restaurant. I always like to eat punjabi dishes and especially their sides dishes like this green peas masala, dhum aloo, etc are my all time favorites. I got the recipe for this green peas masala from a weekly magazine, written by a punjabi lady living in chennai. I took the print out of the recipe and tried yesterday. It came out really well. One of my friend (who is from Dehradun) visited us yesterday, and she tasted it and said its really good... Here goes the recipe.

  1. Green Peas - 2 cups ( I used frozen peas, can also use fresh peas)
  2. Onion - 2(if it is small ; 1 if it is big) (chopped)
  3. Tomato - 2 (chopped)
  4. turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp
  5. Red chillies powder - 1/2 tsp (acc to taste)
  6. Salt to taste
  7. garam masala powder - 1/2 tsp (acc to taste)
  8. Heavy cream - 1/4 cup (I used whole milk)
  9. coriander leaves - 2 tbsp (chopped)
  10. Oil - 2 tsp(can also use butter or ghee)
  11. Cumin - 1/2 tsp
  12. Green chillies - 1(acc to taste)
  13. giner - 1 tsp (chopped)
Take a pan, pre heat oil, splutter cumin seeds, add green chillies and ginger and saute for a minute. Now add onion, stir it till it becomes transparent, now add tomato to it and mix it well. Add a cup or two of water, turmeric powder, garam masala powder, salt and chillies powder and let it boil for another 3 mts. Now add the green peas to it and mix it well and let everything cook for 7 to 10 mts. depending upon how long peas takes to cook. Frozen peas took 7 mts to fully cook and mix with the other ingredients. Now add the cream and let it mix for another 2 mts. Turn off the stove and garnish it with coriander leaves. This can be a wonderful side dish for chapathi, poori...
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