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Peas masala ( Kerala style)

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Wanna cut those extra calories of oil used in cooking peas, a winter veg?
Here’ s a tasty recipe which do not use much of oil , prepared in a coconut based gravy. Ok, now the question in your mind is , ” Coconut is also rich ryte? “. Let me tell you. Anything in excess is a lot of calories. But if you can create a tasty dish with the minimal usage of high cal ingredients, wat’s better than that?
Try the recipe once and I’m sure you are gonna be a fan of it. It’s easy on your stomach and yummy for your taste buds.

Prep time – 15 to 20 mnts

Serves -6
Ingredients
Boiled fresh peas – 200 gm
Potato – 1 big ( Cut into small pieces)
onion – 1 big ( sliced)
tomato – 1 medium ( chopped finely)
Ginger – 1 inch minced
Curry leaves – 2 strands
Mustard seeds – 1 tspn
Red chili powder – 1/2 tbsp
Coriander pdr – 1 1/2 tbspn
Garam masala – 1 tsp
Fresh grated coconut – 1/2 cup
Green chilly – 1 slit horizontally
cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp

step 1
Boil the peas and potato till nicely cooked.Add salt and turmeric pdr while doing this.Keep aside.

step 2
Let’ make the masalas .
*1. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a heated pan. Add 1/2  of the thinly sliced onion in to it and saute till light brown. Now add minced ginger pieces and cook for 2 minutes.Now add red chili powder, coriander powder and 1 strand of curry leaves to the pan and saute until the masalas give a roasted smell.Grind this masala in a mixie adding some water to it, in a mixie. Keep aside
2. Grind fresh grated coconut, cumin seeds and green chilly in a mixie and keep aside.

step 3
Now comes the final mixing step.
1. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a wok/Kadai. Add rest of the onions and saute till light pink. Add tomatoes and cook for 2 minutes.
2. Add boiled peas and potato into it and mix well.Now goes the ground masala * into the wok. Mix gently and cook for 2 minutes.
3. Now the ground coconut paste goes into the wok. Mix all the ingredients very well in high heat and cook for 2 to 3 minutes.Add curry leaves and garam masala pdr.
4. For seasoning, Crackle mustard seeds and whole red chillies and pour on top of the gravy.Relish this dish hot with rotis.

By sarithakumbakkara

Hii, I'm Saritha who is finding it extremely difficult to write a paragraph about myself . I have already written few lines and deleted them too as some where i was sounding a bit underconfident or some times a bit too boasty. I don't like to be either of them as i believe that finding a balance between the above mentioned is the blissful state of mind which i always would prefer to be in.I am trying my best here to give you a clear idea about myself ;)
I belong to God's own country, Kerala and i am a big fan of the cuisine of the state . Professionally i'm a mentor of young minds . As i am married to an Indian air force Pilot, i had been living in various parts of the country. I would love to call myself and my hubby as avid travellers as that's one thing which thrills me and lifts up my mood drastically from 'being balanced yet a little boring ' to 'extremely enthusisatic'.I have two sons (a deadly combination to handle) Aditya 13 and Aarush 7 who are choosy in eating like most of the kids. I love my travels and it gives me amble exposure to taste various cuisines within and outside the country. Socializing and parties have always been a part of our Airforce life and who would not like to see the smile on your guest's face after tasting your food. That's how i started cooking and tasting and experimenting.I had seen he days where i found" breaking an egg without creating a mess" as my life's biggest challenge.(lol ;) ).But past few years in cooking has made me realise that it isn't Rocket science.
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1. Newly married brides who are struggling with masalas and utensils.
2. Any one who wants to try out something new and exceptional . ( i knw i knw, here i'm a littlt boasty)
3.Bachelor / forced bachelor boys who has developed acidity due to over indulgence in restaurants .Now it's time to cook a meal for yourselves guys. As i said, it's not rocket science.
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2 replies on “Peas masala ( Kerala style)”

Wow looks delicious..you have awesome looking non veg recipes..but we are vegetarians at home so all your vegetarian recipes are looking appetizing to me 🙂

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