Jan 5, 2012

Peas Masala

Dec 2010 wen i visited one of my hubby's company lodges here in Tanzania,,the chef(african) made for me chapati n peas curry..that curry was real yummmy..from that day i was in search of that peas recipe,but unfortunately couldn't find..yday searching thru Rak's site..i found a similar dish..i made it today with naan...ufff...it was Deliciyasoooo..got a "Thumps Up" sign from my hubby(his way of saying..fud's good/delicious.:D

Peas Masala


Green Peas - 1 1/2cups

Tomato(big) -3
GGP - 1 1/2tsp
Rcp - 1 1/2tsp
Garam masala - 1/2tsp
Coriander pwdr - 2tsp
Fresh Coriander leves - 2tbsp
Sugar-a pinch
Jeera and methi seeds -1/4tsp each
Haldi -1tsp

For Tempering
Oil -2tbsp
Cinnamon -1 " pc
Cardamom - 2
Cloves -2

  1. Roast jeera n methi seeds..and powder it.Keep aside.
  2. Chop Onion and tomatoes.Fry it in 1tsp oil,till tomatoes are soft.
  3. Add Ginger-Garlic paste.
  4. Cool this mix and later grind it into a paste.
  5. Heat a pressure cooker and preapre the tempering.
  6. Add the Onion-Tomato paste and fry on medium heat for  5 min till it reduces in volume.
  7. Add all the masalas (except jeera-methi pwdr).Fry till the oil separates.
  8. Add the green peas,salt ,sugar and enough water(1.5-2cups).
  9. Pressure cook it.(2 whistles)
  10. After the pressure has escaped ,open the cooker and add the freshly prepared jeera-methi pwdr.
  11. Boil and Garnish with Coriander leaves.
Tastes gr8 with chapati/naan and rice...:)) njoy!!

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