27 Feb 2015

Easy Peas Masala

Peas is a universal favorite, even kids love to eat peas. This recipe makes an awesome side dish for rotis/parathas or even dosa. I like to make this during early morning bustle and it tastes awesome so whenever I'm looking for an easy side dish, this is what I make.
I make another version which requires a bit more time to prepare, I will post that later.

Peas Masala

Preparation time 5 mins | Cooking time 20 mins | Serves 2

  • Fresh peas - 1 cup
  • Onion - 2 medium
  • Tomato - 3 medium
  • Ginger garlic paste - 1 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Garam masala powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Green chillies - 2
  • Coriander leaves - 3 tbsp, chopped
  • Salt - to taste
To Temper
  • Oil - 2 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves - few
Peas Masala

1. Make a paste of onions and tomatoes and set aside.
2. In a pressure cooker/pan, add the oil. Once the oil heats up, add the cumin seeds, green chillies and curry leaves.

3. When the cumin seeds splutter, add the onion and tomato puree. Add salt and saute for 3-4 minutes.
4. Add the ginger garlic paste. Saute until the raw smell leaves. 

5. Add the masalas, turmeric powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder and mix well and cook for 3 minutes.
6. Add the peas and mix in with the masalas. Add 3/4 cup of water. mix well.

7. Add the chopped coriander leaves, check for salt and pressure cook for  whistles or if you cooking in a pan, close the lid and cook until the peas are done.
8. Open and cooker once the pressure releases and give a quick boil and switch off.

Peas Masala

1. The amount of water you add depends on the consistency of the gravy you prefer.
2. You can make this with dried peas too but make sure you soak them overnight.
3. You can add some potatoes too.

Until next time,

Sending this to Remmy's Kitchen!!!
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  1. perfect side dish with chapatis..looks yumm

  2. One of the best dish in veg for me!!! If not a egg masala then its def a peas masala for me anytime!

  3. Nice, we normally add peas in other vegetables. this is good idea to eat alone as a vegetable.

  4. super easy preparation beulah..


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