Monday, May 7, 2012

Green Peas Masala

         Peas Masala is one of the commonest side dishes that is served with rotis, naans or pilafs. It can be made either with fresh green peas or with dried peas, both tasting equally good. I have made today's masala with dried green peas, with some fresh ground masala which gives a nice flavor to this dish. There are so many versions to this dish, this is one of the ways I do it..

Need To Have
  • Dried Green Peas - 2 cups
  • Onions - 1 medium chopped
  • Cinnamon - 1" piece
  • Cloves - 4
  • Cumin Seeds - 1 teaspoon
  • Garam Masala - 1 teaspoon
  • Chopped Coriander - to garnish
For The Paste
  • Onion - 1 small
  • Tomatoes - 2
  • Garlic - 4
  • Ginger - 1 tablespoon chopped
  • Chilli Powder - 2 teaspoons
  • Coriander Powder - 2 teaspoons
  • Turmeric Powder - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Javentri - a small 1" piece
          Soak the peas over night or in hot water for 4 to 5 hours and pressure cook it. Grind all the ingredients for the paste along with 2 tablespoons of the cooked peas.

          Heat oil, add the cinnamon, cloves and the cumin seeds, when the cumin seeds start spluttering add the chopped onion and saute till it turns transparent. Now add the ground paste and saute well for at least 7 to 10 mins till the raw smell goes way. If it sticks to the pan, add 2 tablespoons of water and keep sauteing.

          Once the masala gets cooked properly, add the cooked peas and the garam masala, mix, add some water ( about 1 to 2 cups) and simmer it for another 5 mins or till the desired thickness is reached. Remove, garnish with some chopped coriander leaves and serve it warm with some rotis or rice.
Sending it to Srav's Cooking Concepts for the CC - Mom's Recipe event
                to Simply.Food for Sara's Cooking With Love - Dad event and
                to Cooks' Joy for Priya's Healthy Diet - Vegetarian Side Dishes event.

Cook the peas al dente, do not make it mushy, it takes about half the time it takes to cook rice.
You can add some potatoes along with the peas and can also do the same with the dried white or yellow peas.
There is a picture of javentri here.

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  1. Wish to have this peas masala with anything even with bread slices..

  2. This looks really good, I'm starting to get hungry.

  3. Delicious peas curry,love to have it with rotis.....

  4. Very delicious peas masala, and quite flavorful too

  5. delicious. there was a time when peas were getting expensive so i used to buy the dried version but ur masala looks yummy, wud love to try this too

  6. looks very good,wish to have with poori!!

  7. I do not eat peas very often, mainly because I have had them plain and just do not have many recipes for them. However, this recipe does look like it has some great flavors and peas do need something to perk them up. Glad to come across this so peas will be in the diet more often. Enjoy your day!

  8. I love green peas masala, but I have not made it in a while. The side dish looks awesome.

  9. this is one way i like the peas.. in fact i make it in a similar way & love it :) looks so good!

  10. Quick and easy kind of stuff :D Will definitely try it soon!

  11. delicious curry .....will be grt with paratha

  12. Simple and healthy masala..yummy

  13. very delicious masala..good one :)

  14. very flavorful n yummy green peas masala, lovely preparation !!
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  15. Yummy looking peas masala....

  16. I have some dried peas left over after making ragda patties. Will make this right away.

  17. wow curry looks delicious ......

  18. My fav choice for Rotis, looks delicious...

  19. Nice presentation and the curry looks yummy. Thx for linking.


  20. Nice delicious curry !! Super combo and perfect dish for rotis !! Thanks for linking to the event !! Appreciate it :)

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    CC:Mom's Recipe

  21. looks delicious , a perfect side dish for roti's :)

  22. Another fantastic creation from you!

  23. Peas curry looks great! Lovely clicks too!

  24. Peas masala looks so delicious n yummy.

  25. Nice peas curry.. looks yummy