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Green Peas Masala Recipe

Green Peas Masala is a popular Indian Side dish
Author :
On :
Thursday, 17 April, 2014
Category :
Family friendly Recipe
Course :
Side dish Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Shallow Fry Recipe
Difficulty :
Servings :
Serves 4
Rated 4 based on 100 votes


  • 1.25 cups - green peas, fresh or frozen or dried
  • 3 - Onions
  • 5 - Tomatoes
  • 1.5 tsp - ginger-garlic paste
  • 1/4 tsp each - cumin & methi/fenugreek seeds
  • 1.5-2 tsp - Red Chilli powder
  • 2 tsp - coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp - Garam Masala powder
  • 2 tbsp - coriander leaves, chopped
  • A pinch of Sugar
  • A pinch of Turmeric
  • salt as needed
  • Butter or Cream as topping
  • To temper: 2 tbsp - oil
  • 1" piece - Cinnamon
  • 1 pod - Cardamom
  • 2 - Cloves
  • How to Make Green Peas Masala:

    1. Roast the methi and cumin seeds in a few drops of oil in a pan until golden in colour.
    2. Powder using a hand mortar and pestle or simply crush using a rolling pin.
    3. Chop the onions and tomatoes roughly, fry with 1 tsp of oil until the tomatoes turn mushy. Cool and grind.
    4. Add ginger-garlic paste.
    5. Heat a small pressure cooker/pressure pan with oil and temper with the items given in the 'To temper' table.
    6. Add the fried onion-tomato, cover and fry again on medium flame until it reduces in volume.
    7. Add the masala powders and turmeric.
    8. Fry until the oil separates.
    9. Add the peas and enough water (1.5 to 2 cups), followed by salt and sugar.
    10. Pressure-cook for 2 whistles.
    11. Open the cooker when the pressure is released and add the powdered cumin and fenugreek seeds. Give it a boil and garnish with coriander leaves.
    12. Top the pea masala with butter or cream.
    13. Serve hot with roti or rice/pulav.
    14. Recipe and Image courtesy: Rak`s Kitchen


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