Monday, 23 March 2015

Green Peas Masala in Punjabi Dhaba Style (Green Peas cooked in spicy tomato onion gravy)

Green peas masala in Punjabi dhaba style


This is my second north Indian dish which is also a punjabi dish…it’s green peas masala cooked in punjabi dhaba style.. Many of us like the north indian dishes cooked in dhabas as it has a special taste in it..Because of that, now I am very much interested to make many other dishes in north indian style…When I searched my kitchen, I saw green peas. So I planned the next recipe would be Green peas masala in Punjabi style. 
I would request my friends esp. north Indian friends to give their critical comments and correct me if there are any mistakes... 

Cooked Green Peas


Peas - 200 gms

For gravy:

Tomatoes - 7-8 nos. medium, chopped 
Onion - 2 nos, chopped in large pieces
Chana masala - 2 teaspoons
Ginger - 1/2 piece
Garlic - 5-6 pearls
Green Chillies - 2-3 nos

For tempering:

Onions - 1, Finely chopped
Cloves - 3 nos
Cinnamon - 1/2  inch piece
Jeera - 1 tablespoon
Butter - 2 tablespoons
Oil - 2 tablespoons

For final preparation:

Red Chilli Powder - 2 teaspoons
Cashew nuts- 6-8 nos
Curd - 2-3 tablespoons
Sugar-1 teaspoon
Salt to taste

cashew nuts with curd to be made a paste
For Garnishing:

Coriander leaves - 2 tablespoon
Kasoori methi - 1 teaspoon


Cook peas and set aside. Make sure they are not overcooked. Pressure cooking is not prefered. 
First grind cashews with curd to a smooth creamy paste and keep aside. 

For gravy:

Take a frying pan and add a teaspoon of oil and add chopped tomatoes, chopped onion, ginger, garlic, green chillies and stir till tomatoes  turn mushy. Cool it for sometime and grind it to a fine paste.

For tempering:

Heat butter and add Cloves, Cinnamon, Jeera and add the finely chopped onion and sauté till it turns slightly brown. Then add the tomato paste and sauté. Saute for 5 minutes then add the channa  masala, red chilli powder and required salt. 

Add water as  required to bring it to a consistency. The gravy MUST NOT be too thick. It should be pourable. Allow it to boil for 5 minutes. 
Gravy with half a glass of water added 

Then add the  cashew paste and stir it immediately. 

Add cooked peas ,sugar and cook in low flame for 5 minutes. Then sprinkle kasoori methi and coriander leaves and switch it off.

Peas curry in Punjabi dhaba style is ready…

Final Gravy with cashew-curd paste added

Peas Added  into the gravy

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