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Creamy Green Peas Masala

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 4 -5
Author Puja

Ingredients

  • Fresh or frozen peas - 1 cup
  • Onion - 1 finely chopped
  • Chana masala/ chole masala - 1 tsp
  • Red Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp or as per your taste
  • Kasturi methi leaves - 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander leaves - 1 tbsp chopped
  • Salt - as per the taste

To saute and grind:

  • Tomatoes - 4 medium
  • Onions - 2 roughly sliced
  • Ginger - 1/4 inch piece
  • Garlic - 6 pods
  • Green chillies - 2-3

Ingredients to make cashew paste:

  • Cashew nut - 5-6
  • Curd - 2 - 3 tbsp

For tempering:

  • Cloves - 3
  • Cinnamon - 1/4 inch piece
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Bay leaf - 1
  • Butter - 2 tbsp
  • Oil - 1 tbsp

Instructions

  • In a deep pan add water and peas.
  • Cook peas till it gets cooked and set side.(You can also pressure cook the peas)
  • Now in a pan or kadhai add a tbsp of oil.
  • Add onion, tomato, ginger, garlic and green chilli, saute till tomatoes gets mushy.
  • Let it cool down and grind it to a fine paste. Set aside.
  • Now grind cashews along with curd to a smooth paste and keep it aside.
  • Heat butter in a pan or kadhai add cumin seeds, cloves and cinnamon.
  • Let it splutter.
  • Once it starts spluttering add chopped onion and saute until brown.
  • Now add tomato paste and stir well.
  • Saute for 3-5 mins then add channa or chole masala, red chilli powder and salt.
  • Add water as per required and let it boil.
  • Now add the cashew paste and stir well.
  • Add cooked peas, and cook for about 5 to 7 minutes on a low flame.
  • Once it gets boiled add kasturi methi leaves and chopped coriander leaves and switch off the stove.
  • Serve peas masala along with vegetable rice, roti, simple pulaos, puri, tandoori roti or paratha.