Sunday 11 February 2018

Peas Masala/Green Peas Masala – Restaurant Style/Matar Masala Recipe – Side dish for Rotis/Naans/Chaptis/Pulavs

Hello Friends,

Today, I am going to share a very popular, delectable, rich and creamy Green Peas Masala. The gravy is basically made with tomato and cashew nut paste which gives a creamy texture and just melts in your mouth. Green Peas are rich in health promoting phyto-nutrients, minerals, vitamins and antioxidants. They are relatively low in calories, an excellent source of folic acid and loaded with vitamin C, B complex, A and K. Green peas are good source of both soluble and insoluble fiber. Now let’s move on to the recipe, do try out this Green Peas Masala and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting Side dish for Roti/Naan/Chapatis here as well.

Here’s how to make Green Peas Masala with step by step photos…

Fresh or Frozen Peas
1 cup
1 finely chopped
Red Chilli Powder
1 ½  tsp
Coriander Powder
1 tsp
Turmeric Powder
¼ tsp
Garam Masala Powder
¼ tsp
Cumin Powder/Jeeragam Powder
¼ tsp
Kasoori Methi
One big pinch
Coriander Leaves/Kothamalli
1 tbsp finely chopped
As needed

To Sauté & Grind

2 roughly chopped
5 roughly chopped
Ginger & Garlic Paste
1 tbsp
Green Chillies
2-3 slit
2 tsp

To Grind

Cashew nuts
2 tbsp

To Temper

1 tbsp
Cinnamon Sticks
Bay Leaves
1 -2
Cumin Seeds/Jeeragam
½ tsp
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Serves: 3-4

Author: Priya Anandakumar


Soak the cashew nuts in water for 10 minutes.

Grind it along with yogurt/curd to a fine paste and keep it aside.

Cook the peas in water for about 10-15 minutes, switch off the stove and keep it aside.

To sauté & grind 

Heat 2 tsp oil in a kadai, add onions, green chillies and sauté until they turn transparent.

Now add ginger & garlic Paste, chopped tomatoes and sauté well.

Saute until they turn mushy and switch off the stove.

Let the mixture cool, grind it in mixture to smooth paste – onion tomato paste.

To Make Peas Masala

Heat oil in a kadai/sauce pan, add cinnamon sticks, cloves, cumin seeds, cardamom/elachi, bay leaves and fry for about 30-40 seconds.

Add finely chopped onions and fry until light golden brown color.

Now add the ground onion tomato paste, add little water to adjust the consistency and let it come to boil. Let it boil for 2 minutes.

Add the ground cashew nut paste to it and mix well.

Add red chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, cumin powder, garam masala powder, salt and mix everything really well. Let it boil for 3-4 minutes.

Now add the cooked green peas and cook for about 5-7 mintes. If needed add little water and adjust to required consistency.

Finally add chopped coriander leaves, kasoori methi mix everything well and switch off the stove.

Yes, delicious, finger licking Green Peas masala is ready to be enjoyed, serve it hot with roti, naan, chapathi, bread, pulav, ghee rice etc.

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