I had no idea that peas masala could be so delicious if made at home, until I tried on my own. Before that, I always had tasted in restaurants, as an add on along with other gravies and never liked it that much. This is an easy recipe except the frying part, as it splutters a lot while frying, but I cover and fry the masala and overcome the spills. It goes well with roti or naan , even I eat it with steamed basmati rice or mild pulao 's side dish. I use frozen peas, we can also use fresh green peas and the dried ones for the same recipe.
I think the addition of roasted & powdered jeera and fenugreek/methi seeds adds on a great flavour to this masala. I love it. Thanks to the SIL who introduced this recipe. I just tweaked the method a bit for my convenience, otherwise no big changes. So here goes the recipe, I am sure you would love it!
|Green peas, fresh or frozen or dried*||1 & 1/4 cups|
|Ginger garlic paste||1 & 1/2 tsp|
|Jeera & methi/fenugreek seeds||1/4 tsp each|
|Red chilli powder||1 & 1/2 tsp – 2 tsp|
|Dhaniya powder||2 tsp|
|Garam masala powder||1/2 tsp|
|Coriander leaves, chopped||2 tblsp|
*Soak over night and 1 cup is enough…
|Cinnamon||1 inch piece|
Serve hot with butter or cream topped on the masala, with roti or rice/pulavs, yummy!