Friday, August 19, 2011

Easy Peas Gravy

After a big outing I was feeling extremely tired to cook dinner.Then I opened my fridge I luckily had frozen peas and tomato puree so it saved my day

I incorporated this dish under "Beginners Section" because it can be made in a jiffy with the available ingredients at home


Ingredients

Frozen or Fresh Peas - 200 g
Onion - 1 (finely chopped - optional only)
Tomato Puree - 100 ml (half of the tetra packet available in stores)
Ginger Garlic Paste - 1/4 teaspoon (optional)
Garam Masala Powder - 1 teaspoon
Chilly Powder - 1/2 teaspoon
Coriander Powder - 1/2 teaspoon
Turmeric - 1 pinch
Salt - 1 teaspoon
Oil - 1 teaspoon
Mustard and Jeera Seeds - together 1/2 teaspoon
Fresh Cream - as required (optional only)

Method

1. Pressure cook peas for 1 whistle and keep it aside.Drain the water from it but do not discard


2. Meanwhile heat oil in a pan and splutter with mustard and jeera seeds
3. Add onions and fry till translucent. Add GG paste and sprinkle little water.Saute for a minute

4. Add tomato puree along with masala powders (garam, chilly and coriander) along with turmeric.Pour around 1/2 cup of water (drained from the peas) and heat it for 5 minutes
5. Add the boiled peas to the above mixture along with half cup of water (drained from the peas). Add salt and boil for 3-5 minutes



6. Finally add around 1 tablepoon (or more) butter and mix well when it is still hot (after switching off the stove)


7. Serve it with phulkas or even normal bread that we get it in shops