February 15, 2013

Peas Masala

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I have eaten and prepared various types of gravy using Green Peas,but this is an entirely different recipe that was told to me by my mother in law . An all time favorite in our home.Its simple to prepare and tastes really very nice.

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 30 mins
Serves : 2


2 Ripe tomatoes - cut into cubes
1 medium sized onion - cut into big slices
250 gms fresh/frozen green peas.
3-4 green chillies
2 tsps red chilli powder
1 tsp dhania / corriander powder
1/4 tsp haldi / turmeric powder
1/2 tsp garam masala
1 tsp cumin/jeera seeds.
chopped ginger
1 stick of cinnamon
1/4 tsp saunf
4 tbsp cooking oil
salt to taste.

Note : If fresh/frozen peas is not available you can soak the green peas overnight and then pressure cook.


  • Take a kadai with 2 tbsp cooking oil and heat on medium flame.
  • When the oil is hot,add the jeera and allow it to crackle.
  • Add the cinnamon stick,chopped onions,green chilli,chooped ginger,haldi and saute until onion turns light pink.
  • Add the chopped tomatoes and red chilli powder and cook until the tomato turns mushy.
  • Allow this to cool and then grind this in the blender into a smooth paste.While grinding add the saunf also.
  • Heat the kadai with some oil and crackle the cumin seeds.
  • Add the tomato paste ,salt , dhania powder and cook the paste.
  • When the paste starts boiling,add the fresh peas or the cooked peas to this mixture.
  • Close with a lid and cook until peas is nicely cooked and the paste starts leaving the sides of the oil is seen floating on the top of the gravy.
  • Garnish with corriander leaves and serve hot with any flavored rice,chapathi,poori ,naan etc.

1 comment:

  1. very interesting - both the recipe as well as that its come from ur MIL :) looks yummy !


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