Monday, January 17, 2011

Peas Curry

Peas, fresh or frozen, is used in a variety of dishes ranging from rice to gravies. One of the most common recipes is Pea Soup that is consumed all over the world. In India, fresh or frozen peas are used in dishes such as Aloo Mutter (curried potatoes with peas) or Mutter Paneer (indian cheese with peas). This recipe can be made along with potatoes or paneer too.


1 large onion, diced
3 medium tomatoes, diced
1 tbsp butter
1 tbsp tomato paste
5-6 cloves
2-3 cinnamon sticks
1 1/2 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
Salt, to taste
1 tsp kasoori methi powder (dried fenugreek leaves)
1 cup frozen green peas, thawed
1/4 cup cilantro leaves, chopped


Grind the onion and tomatoes to a smooth paste. Set aside.

In a pan, melt butter and add the cloves and cinnamon. Add the ground onion-tomato paste and simmer until raw smell fades away and the butter starts to separate.

Now, add the ginger-garlic paste, tomato paste, chilli powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, kasoori methi powder and salt. Mix well and cook for 10 minutes.

Add the thawed peas and cook for about 5 minutes. Garnish with cilantro leaves. Serve hot with rotis.

Makes 5-6 servings.