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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Green Peas Gravy

Green Peas Gravy:

Peas are excellent source of foilc acid and is one of the most nutritious leguminous vegetables, rich in health benefiting phyto-nutrients, minerals, vitamins and anti-oxidants. It helps to lower cholesterol levels in body. Green peas gravy is a simply delicious dish goes well with all pulavs, ghee rice, chapatti. Now lets go into details of recipe…


Dried Peas – 1 cups
Water – 1 ½ cup
Green chilli - 1
Ginger – 1½ inch piece
Garlic – 3 to 4 cloves
Tomato – 4
Onion - 2
Chilli powder – 1 tsp
Turmeric powder – 1 tsp
Cumin power -1 tsp
Dhaniya powder -1 tsp
Garam masala – ½ tsp
Salt – to taste
Coriander leaves - few
Ghee – 1 tsp
Oil – 2 tsp
Asafotedia  - 1tsp


Wash and soak dried peas overnight (minimum 8 to 10 hours)
Grind tomato, garlic, ginger and green chilli in a mixie and set aside.
Chop onion roughly and grind it in a mixie and set aside.


Heat oil in pressure cooker, when hot add onion paste and sauté it for some time.
When it turns brown add ghee and sauté for a minute.
Then add tomato, chilli, ginger and garlic paste and sauté. Wait till tomato is cooked well and it leaves oil from sides.
Add asafotedia, salt and all powders and sauté for some time.
Fry till the ghee separates from the mixture.
Now add the soaked green peas, 1 cup of water, pressure cook for 3 whistle.
Wait till the pressure releases by itself, open the cooker, mix well and garnish with chopped coriander leaves. .


You can use frozen peas also for this recipe. In this case, you need not soak nor pressure cook.

Green Peas is readyJ

Serve it hot with rice / chappati / pulkha / roti. See you in another recipe!