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.

Ingredients:-
  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...

14 comments:

Shama Nagarajan said...

lovely masala.....

Gita's Kitchen said...

This is a little bit different from my usual peas masala, nice picture...I should try this one soon :)

sriharivatsan said...

Adding cream will definitely make it rich..Looks yummy..Even I like punjabi dishes..

Jaishree said...

Peas Masala looks lovely.It is my fav. Nice pic vidhya.

Jennifer said...

Yummy Vidhya...
I have made this in the past with an additional ingredient- paneer! :)
Thanks for posting.

Swapna Pravin said...

Peas masala looks delicious & rich. Will try soon.

Usha said...

Looks yum...

USHAPRIYA said...

g8 dish looks easy to cook do we got to add dhaniya powder?

Jennifer said...

Thanks for reposting!! YUM

gopi said...

Gr8 Explanation. I followed in the same way and achieved wonderful result !!!

Thanks a TON !!!

chezhian said...

Hey it was awesome,,, Thank U!! best part is I made it in minutes,,,

Chris Varghese said...

Hi Vidya,
I tried your recipe with 2% milk in place of coconut milk. It came out good. Thanks.

Sanctified Spaces said...

Nice recipe Vidhya..

Jo said...

Thanks for ur receipe gonna try tomorrow and meet u tomo again......