Peas Masala ~ Restaurant Style

As we all in the family share a mutual love for fresh green peas I try to prepare as many recipes as I can with fresh peas during the season. This is one such masala side dish that goes well with rotis and pulaos which tastes just like restaurant but made in home.

Peas Masala

You’ll need:

Fresh green peas – 1 ½ cup
Onion – 2

Tomatoes – 2

Garlic, ginger and green chilli paste – 2 tbsp

Grated coconut – 2 tbsp

Poppy seeds – 2 tsp

Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp

Red chilli powder – 2 tsp

Coriander power – 1 tsp

Bay leaf – 2

Cloves – 2

Cardamom – 2

Star anise – 1

Cinnamon - ½ inch size

Coriander leaves – 2 tbsp

Salt – to taste

Oil – ¼ cup

Butter – 2 tbsp (optional)


Cook the peas with a pinch of salt in 2 cups of water. Chop the onions. Blanch the tomatoes and grate them.

In a mixer grind together onion, coconut and poppy seeds to a smooth paste. Heat around 2 tbsp oil in a kadai and add bay leaf, cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, star anise and sauté till the aroma arises.

Add the ground onion paste and sauté till the onion changes to a light brown shade. You have to be patient while doing this as it has to be done over a low flame. Add more oil as and when the onions absorbs the oil. Add butter for a smooth consistency and enhanced taste of the restaurant.

Now add the garlic, ginger and green chilli paste and mix well for 2 more minutes. Add the grated tomatoes, tumeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder and salt. Cook till the oil starts to leave the sides. Add the green peas and the cooked water as per the consistency you prefer. Let it come to a boil. Add the chopped coriander leaves and serve hot

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