Green peas are one of the most nutritious leguminous vegetables, rich in health benefiting phyto-nutrients, minerals, vitamins and anti-oxidants. Peas masala is very simple and delicious recipe that goes very well with chapati or poori. It also tastes good with rice.
Here I am using dried green peas.
- 1 Cup dried green peas or fresh green peas
- 1 Big chopped onion
- 2 Cups chopped tomatoes
- ½ Tsp of ginger-garlic paste
- 2 Green chillies
- 1 Tbs of curd
- Salt to taste
- ½ Tsp of turmeric powder
- 1 Tsp of coriander powder
- ½ Tsp of cumin powder
- ½ Tsp of red chili powder
- 3-4 Cloves
- 1 Bay leaf
- ½ Tsp of cumin seeds
- 2-3 Dry red chili
If you are using dried green peas, soak dried green peas in water overnight. Next morning, pressure cook it by adding salt and enough water.
Heat oil in a pan, add all the tempering ingredients i.e. cloves, bay leaf, cumin seeds and dry red chili.
When it starts sputtering, add chopped onion and fry it well. Then add tomatoes . Cook the tomatoes till mushy. Do not add water.
Add ginger-garlic paste and green chili.
In a separate bowl, take curd and mix with all spice powder ( turmeric, coriander, cumin, and red chili powder). Mix well.
Now pour this into our onion , tomatoes and ginger-garlic masala.
Add salt to taste. Saute for few minutes.
Add cooked green peas. Mix well. Cook for few minutes.
Green peas masala is ready to serve.