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Monday, July 6, 2009

Green Peas Masala


Dry green peas : 1 cup, soaked in water for a few hours
Onion : 1 big, finely chopped
Tomato : 1 big, finely chopped
Ginger : 1" piece
Garlic : 4 flakes
Green chillies : 2 small
Coconut milk : 1 cup
Red chilli powder : 1 tsp
Turmeric powder : 1/4 tsp
Cumin powder : 2 tsp
Garam masala powder : 1 tsp
Sambar powder : 1 tsp
Coriander leaves : 2 tbsp
Curry leaves : 1 sprig
Fennel seeds (Saunf) : 1 tsp
Oil : 2 tbsp
Butter : 1 tbsp
Salt to taste

  1. Heat oil in the base of a pressure cooker and add fennel seeds. Add finely chopped onions and saute till slightly brown. Add tomatoes, finely chopped ginger, garlic and green chillies and saute well.
  2. Add cumin powder, garam masala powder, sambar powder, turmeric powder and chilli powder and saute for a few minutes. Toss in the curry leaves.
  3. Add soaked peas and salt mix well and put the butter on top.
  4. Pressure cook on medium-high heat for 4 whistles.
  5. Allow pressure to settle and add coconut milk and let it boil for about 5 min on medium heat.
  6. Garnish with coriander leaves. Serve hot with chapathi or puri.

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