Feb 28, 2012

Green Peas Masala (Muttar Masala)

Green peas or fresh green peas looks beautiful and blends very well with onion and tomatoes. This recipe is very simple  to prepare. Definitely you will love the combination of onions and mushy tomatoes along with green peas blended with the spices. This masala gravy goes very well with a roti or rice.


Green peas - 2 cups (I used dry peas)
Onions - 2, medium, finely chopped
Ginger-garlic paste - 1 tbsp
Green chillies - 2, medium, finely chopped
Tomatoes - 2, medium, finely chopped
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Kashmiri red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp
Garam masala powder - 1/2 tsp
Cummin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil - 2 tsp

Method :

Soak dried peas overnight or for 6-8 hrs. Pressure cook peas for 4 whistles until soft, drain water and keep aside.

Heat a fry pan and pour in the oil, add cumin seeds allow ii to splutter. Add onion, Saute till the onions turn light brown.

Then add ginger-garlic paste and green chilli, saute for a minute.  Add tomatoes and saute till the oil separates from it.

Then add turmeric powder, kashmiri red chilli powder, coriander powder and garam masala powder. Mix well.

Finally add cooked green peas and salt to tatse, cook it covered on low heat stirring occasionally until green peas are cooked. (If neccessary then add little water)

Remove from heat. Serve it hot with poori or rotis or rice also.


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