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Saturday, February 24, 2018

Green Peas Masala

Ingredients:
2 cups tender Green Peas
1 medium sized Potato
1.5 cups chopped Beans
1 medium sized Carrot
1 large and 1 small Onion
3 medium sized Tomatoes
3 - 4 Green Chillies
6 - 8 strands of Coriander leaves
3 - 4 strands of Mint Leaves / Pudina
2 flakes of Garlic
1/4 inch sized Ginger
1 Cardamom / Elakki
1/2 inch sized Cinnamon / Chekke
1 Cinnamon Leaf / Chekke Ele
3 - 4 Cloves / Lavanga
5 - 6 Pepper
3 - 4 tsp Cashew nuts
8 - 10 Almonds / Badami
1 tsp dried Fenugreek Leavs / Kasuri Methi
2 tsp Rice
1.5 tsp Poppy seeds / Gase Gase
Salt to taste
1/2 tsp Sugar
3 - 4 tsp Oil
1/4 cup Heavy Whipped Cream

Recipe:
Peel the potato, carrot and chop them into medium sized pieces as shown in the picture below Chop beans into medium sized pieces as shown in the picture below.  Put green peas, chopped vegetables  in a pressure cooker, add little amount of water, salt and pressure cook. (1-2 whistles)

Chop small onion, one tomato, green chillies, 2-3 strands of coriander leaves into small pieces as shown in the picture below.

Put 2 tsp oil in a pan and heat. Add mashed ginger, garlic and fry them for 1-2 mins.  Add mashed almonds, other dry masala ingredients and fry them in low/medium flame for about 3-4 mins until they give nice aroma.


Add chopped green chillies, onion and fry them for about 2 mins. Add mint leaves, coriander leaves and fry them for about 1-2 mins. Add chopped tomato and fry them for about 2-3 mins in low/medium flame.

Grind the fried masala by adding required amount of water into smooth paste as shown in the picture below.

Chop remaining onion, tomato into small pieces as shown in the picture below.

Put 2 tsp oil in a heavy bottomed vessel and heat. Add chopped onion and fry them for about 2-3 mins in a low/medium flame. Add chopped tomato and fry them for about 3-4 mins until the oil oozes out.

Add ground masala and fry them for about 2-3 mins in low flame.

Add cooked vegetables, add sugar, required amount of water, salt and bring it to boil.

Add heavy whipped cream and mix them well. (This can be prepared at home by putting milk, cream of milk in a mixer and grind it for few seconds)

Add chopped coriander leaves and keep the curry in low flame for about 2-3 mins.

Server hot. It goes well with chapathi/poori.