Thursday, December 4, 2008

Green Peas Masala

Fresh peas are in season now and hubby makes sure he buys it in bulk.The mound of peas is so huge that I bet you wont be able to see me sitting behind it.I am not the end of peeling every peas pod,I am ready for a relaxing massage;-).I like to add peas to the curries I make for rotis,but hubby feels I am ‘wasting’ it when I can make Peas ambat(his fave).I gently remind him that ambat uses a ground coconut masala as the base,which we avoid these days,then he lets me do my own thing!!

Few times I’ve ordered Peas masala in restaurants is out of necessity.Some pure non-veg restaurants in the city have lesser/very few options for vegetarians.I always end up ordering Mix veg curry or Peas masala with Appam/Idiyappam.I never tried to recreate it at home coz as I said,I always make Peas ambat whenever we lay hands on fresh peas.The last batch of peas we bought went wholly into Paneer matar.This curry came into picture at the eleventh hour.It was dinner time and I had finished making rotis,I did not make any side dish “thinking” there was some leftover curry left in the fridge.To my horror,there was only a spoonful left which wouldn’t suffice for both of us.I needed a jhatpat curry and peas came to rescue. I followed the same recipe as my Easy-Chole replacing Channa by Peas.

Green Peas Masala


Green peas-fresh or frozen – 1 cup
Salt to taste
[Microwave the peas with a cup of water for 5 minutes]
Onions - 2 medium,finely chopped
Tomatoes - 2 medium,finely chopped
[Fry onions in a little oil till brown,add the tomatoes and fry till mushy.Let it cool,grind to a smooth paste]
Green chilly - 1,finely chopped
Ginger chopped - 1 tbsp
Red chilly powder - 1 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Everest Chole masala - 2 tbsp
Coriander leaves - 3 tbsp,finely chopped
Kasuri methi - 1 tbsp
Chat masala,garam masala - 1 tsp each[optional]
Oil - 2 tsp


In a kadai pour oil and fry the onion-tomato paste for 2 minutes.
Add the green chilly and ginger,fry for a minute.
Add red chilly powder,coriander powder and chole masala and fry for 2 minutes.
When everything gets mixed well,add the cooked &drained peas and mix well.
Let it boil,check the salt.
Add coriander leaves and kasuri methi and let it simmer for 10 minutes.
Just before switching off,add the garam masala and chat masala[if adding] and let it boil.
Serve hot with chapathi.


  1. I love this pea masala curry. Mom used to make them, but then she made them with dried peas.
    This looks so yumm, delicious with rice or chapties.

  2. I make peas gravy very frequently :) your version of the addition of Everest Chole masala, though I have not tried so..Sure to give a try to this interesting twist :)
    Ya after a loonng time a post form me he he..added food buzz ad just now,,and I kicked myself something from the draft :)
    Thanks for dropping by with those encouraging words :)

  3. Chole masala add flavour to the peas.Will try next time.Looks spicy and perfect

  4. I love peas curry.. like to eat with chapati

  5. this really looks going to make it too..

  6. That bowl of green peas is looking lovely...

  7. loooks awsome and too v get lots of frozen peas but never tryed buying those..

  8. I too love Batani Ambat! Your green peas masala looks yummy and quick fix to make.. Looks delicious..


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