Friday, March 7, 2014

Peas Masala

My mother use to make this peas masala almost on every alternate weekends. To go with it mom makes ghee rice and pooris for brunch.Even as I am writing this post I m drooling…hmmmmm..However today I made this for dinner. So I made chapathi to go with it. It was delicious.
Peas-2 cups
Onion-3 medium, chopped
Tomatoes-3 medium, chopped
Bay Leaves-1
Ginger & Garlic paste-1 tsp
Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
Chili powder-2tsp
Coriander powder-1tsp
Oil-2 tbsp
Coriander leaves- to garnish
Salt-as needed
To Grind:
Coconut-1/2 cup
Cinnamon-1 inch piece
Fennel Seeds-1 tsp
Grind them to a smooth paste with little water.

How it Happened:
1. Wash and soak the peas overnight. Pressure cook them.
2. Heat oil in a pan, add bay leaves, then add onions and fry until transparent.
3. Add G&G paste and cook until raw smell goes off.
4. Add tomatoes and cook until mushy.
5. Add chili powder, turmeric powder and salt and cook until raw smell goes off.
6. Add the cooked peas, some water and cook covered in simmer for 7-10 minutes.
7. Add the coconut paste, mix well and cook for another 3-4 minutes.
8. Switch off the flame, garnish with coriander leaves and serve.

*Fresh green peas can be used instead of dried one.

*Take care not to overcook the peas, else it will be mushy.

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