Friday, 7 November 2014

Peas Masala

My kids are not keen on peas so I wanted to make it little interesting for them with some healthy homemade spices. Green peas in a spicy tomato gravy goes well with chapathi, roti or even jeera rice. 

Ingredients - Serves 4

  • Fresh or frozen peas - 1 cup
  • Sliced onions - 1 cup
  • Tomato puree - 2 tblsp
  • Cashew nuts - 6 to 8
  • Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
  • Chilli powder - 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Garam masala powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Jeera - 1/2 tsp
  • Dry methi leaves - 2 tblsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil - 2 tblsp
  • Soak cashews in warm water for 10 minutes and grind it into a smooth paste
  • Heat the pan with a tablespoon of oil and add sliced onions
  • Saute for a minute and add ginger garlic paste
  • Saute till raw smell leaves and allow it to cool down

  • Grind saute onion and ginger garlic into smooth paste
  • Heat pan with oil and add jeera - when it pops add grounded paste, peas, tomato puree, turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder and garam masala

  • Cook till peas are tender and gravy thickens up
  • Now add cashew paste, dry methi leaves and bring it to boil

  • Serve hot with roti or jeera rice

Nutritional Information
  • Green peas is loaded with Antioxidants and Anti-inflammatory nutrients
  • Green peas lowers the risk of most inflammatory diseases, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes and arthritis.
  • Consumption of Green peas along with other legumes decreases the risk of stomach cancer
  • Per serving = 185 calories approximately

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