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Peas Masala - Vegetarian Gravy with peas for rice, Roti or Naan - restaurant style peas masala recipe

Both my husband and me love peas. However my kids are not a big fan so I seldom do it. However recently my son had change of taste buds. He started eating peas so now I am digging all the peas based recipe. I had handwritten this recipe but I could not remember where I had copied either from cookbook or from TV show. But the uniqueness of the recipe is adding Ghee at the end of the gravy.. It gave a taste same as what you get it restaurant. Do try it out
Ingredients

Peas - 1.5 cup (I have used frozen peas)
Onion - 1 (medium)
Tomatoes - 2 (chopped into 1 inch cube)
Garlic - 4 pods
ginger - 1 inch
Green Chillies - 1 or 2 (adjust to your spice level and spiciness of chillies)
Turmeric powder - 1/4 teaspoon
Coriander powder - 1 teaspoon
Garam masala - 1/2 teaspoon
Cashew nuts - 10-15
Yogurt - 2 tablespoon (fresh not sour)
cumin seeds - 1 teaspoon
Salt to taste
Chilli Powder - 1/4 teaspoon
Coriander leaves - 1/2  cup + 1 Tablespoon
Dry kasoori Methi - 2 teaspoon
Ghee - 1 teaspoon
Oil - 1 tablespoon

Method:
soak Cashew in hot water for 30 mins. And grind to smooth paste with yogurt. Keep it aside.
Heat pan and add 2 teaspoon of oil. When it is hot add Green chillies, ginger, garlic and onion and fry till onion is brown in color. Add tomatoes and fry till mushy
Add Salt, Turmeric powder, coriander powder, garam masala, chilli powder. 
Fry till nice aroma released. switch it off and add coriander leaves. Mix well. Let it cool down
Grind to smooth paste. Cook the peas in Microwave for 2 mins
Heat the pan and add rest of the oil. Add cumin seeds let it crackle. Add grinded paste and let it boil. Add cashew paste mix well. Let it boil for 3 mins
Add cooked Peas (I microwaved frozen peas for 2 mins) Add kasoori methi and let it boil till you get desired consistency
Switch it off and garnish coriander leaves. Serve hot
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12 comments:

  1. Great Recipe. Is it okay if i dont add the pasted cashew nuts since i don't like the same??? I will add the yoghurt to the onion + Tomato paste !!! I have peas at home and was wondering how to make something out of them. Thanks a lot.

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    1. yes you can omit Cashew just the gravy wouldn't be rich but u can substitute Almond instead of Cashew if u like it..

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  2. I have this same recipe in my blog which I posted 2 years back. I made this for dinner today

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    1. Just checked ur recipe Jey! yes it is quite similar just that I don't use Milk and yogurt together in any gravy..

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  3. Wow!! am drooling here!! Love the color and creamy texture!!

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  4. wow! love it to the core.. looks very nice..

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  5. When vegetables are out of stock, this is a nice option to try :) Great Recipe!

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  6. this curry looks really delicious and creamy..

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