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MATAR MASALA/SPICY PEAS CURRY

Ingredients

  • Peas/Matar – 2bowls
  • Onions – 1 big-sized (sliced)
  • Tomatoes – 1 big-sized (sliced)
  • Ginger – 1 small piece
  • Green chilies – 4-5
  • Coriander leaves – Handful
  • Turmeric powder – 1 /2 tsp
  • Coriander powder – 1 tbsp
  • Red chilli powder – 1 tsp
  • Black pepper powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Asafoetida – 2 pinches
  • Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
  • Dry kasuri fenugreek leaves – 1 tbsp (roasted & crushed)
  • Garam masala powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Cooking oil – 2 tbsp
  • Salt to taste

Procedure

  • Boil peas in sufficient water.

Masala preparation

  • Put a pan on flame & add oil.
  • Let the oil heat properly.
  • Add ginger & onions, saute till translucent.

  • Add tomatoes,saute till they get soft.

  • Switch-off the gas and let it cool.

  • In a grinding jar,add coriander leaves & the sautéed stuff.

  • Grind it to a smooth paste.Do not add water.Masala is ready.

  • In the same pan,add oil.
  • Add asafoetida,cumin seeds,fenugreek leaves,turmeric powder,red chilli powder & coriander powder.Saute spices for few seconds.Do not burn.

  • Add masala and saute till oil separate from the sides.

  • Add water( adjust the consistency of gravy), bring first boil.

  • Add boiled peas,salt & black pepper powder, stew for around 10 minutes in low flame.

  • After 10 minutes,add chopped coriander leaves & garam masala.

  • Stew for 2 minutes more.
  • Matar masala is ready.

  • Have it with rice or paranthas.

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Author:

Hi all, I am Kanchan from devbhoomi Uttarakhand(INDIA). Cooking is my passion.Here I am sharing those secrets of cooking,which I have acquired over the period of time from my mother. I hope you will like it. Keep supporting this blog for more such recipes and do leave your valuable feedback.

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