Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Matar Masala(Aromatic green pea curry)

200 gms frozen peas like organics/fresh tender green peas
2 onions
1 inch cinammon stick
1/3 cup yoghurt
2 cardamom pods
1 tsp cumin seeds
3 tomatoes
3 tbs cashewnuts soaked
1/2 tsp garam masala
1/4 cup cream
salt as required
Boil onions, cashewnuts,cinammon,cardamom,gingerand tomatoes for about 15 min and blend them along with yoghurt.Heat oil in a pan, saute the above paste along with the cumin seeds till it turns to a golden hue.Now, add the garam masala, and cream,along with 1/3 cup water and let simmer for a while on a low flame.Add the peas and cook for 10 more minutes.Season with salt.

Suggestion:you could use low fat yoghurt and low fat milk in place of cream to make it a low calorie dish.Fresh green peas need to be boiled before hand.Garnish with a few blanched and chopped tomatoes.

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