Thursday, March 24, 2011

Peas masala/ Mattar masala

  Peas masala is a Punjabi dish made with peas in a creamy sauce. I tried yogurt instead of heavy cream. Believe me the taste is heavenly!

Serves up to 3-4 people
Preparation time: 45 minutes


1 1/2 cup of  sweet peas
1 green bell pepper (capsicum)
2 large onions
3 medium sized tomatoes
3 cloves of garlic
1 inch of ginger
1 tsp of red chilly powder(~spice level)
1 tsp of garam masala (MTR brand) 
1/4 tsp of turmeric
1/4 cup of yogurt
2 tbsp of butter
coriander for garnish
salt as required


1.Heat 1 tbsp of butter in the pan. To the melted butter, add roughly chopped onions, garlic, ginger and saute for 5 minutes. Add tomatoes and saute till the tomatoes are wilted.
2.Allow them to cool and grind them in to a paste. Heat 1 tbsp of butter in the skillet and add the chopped green bell pepper and saute for 2 minutes. I added green bell pepper to give some crunchiness to the masala. 
3.Then add the peas, turmeric, red chilly powder and garam masala. 
Saute for a minute and add the ground paste and half cup of water. Close the lid and allow it to cook for 15-20 minutes.
4.Switch off the flame and mix the yogurt. Add coriander for garnish. Serve with roti.

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