Sunday, July 30, 2017

GREEN PEAS CURRY - GREEN PEAS MAPPAS

Green peas are a good source of dietery fiber and is the powerhouses of nutrition. Consumption of this superfood is very healthy. Peas contain a high amounts of coumestrol which helps in the prevention of stomach  cancer. More than that peas has high levels of anti oxidants which helps in anti ageing, high energy and strong immune system. Today am here with an easy and quick Indian style peas curry recipe. Green peas cooked in coconut milk and spices gives a special flavor. You can also use coconut milk instead.



INGREDIENTS

Green peas             - 1 cup, soak in water
Onion                     - 2, small, sliced
Mustard seeds        - half a tsp
Tomato                   - 1, chopped
Garlic                     - 4 cloves
Ginger                    - a small piece
Fennel seeds           - 1 tsp
Chili powder           - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder     - half tsp 
Coriander powder    - 1 tbsp
Asafoetida / hing      - quarter tsp, optional
Milk                          - half a cup
Salt                            - to taste                          
Curry leaves       - few, i skip this as i do not have any
Oil


PREPARATION














  • In a pressure cooker, add oil. Splutter mustard seeds, curry leaves and then add sliced onion. Saute until it turns light.
  • Grind together tomato, garlic, ginger and fennel seeds to a smooth paste.
  • Add this tomato mixture to this sauteed onion. Combine well and cook for few minutes.
  • To this add chili powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder and hing. Mix well.
  • Then add the soaked green peas (soak green peas in water for at least 4 hours or overnight). Combine well and add required salt also.
  • Add half a cup of water and pressure cook it for 3 whistles. Once done and when pressure releases, add half a cup of milk and again boil it for couple of minutes. Now the gravy become thick in consistency. 
  • Check for salt and remove from flame. 
  • You can add hot water if you need thin consistency.
  • Serve hot along with dosa, chapati etc.





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