January 18, 2018

Peas Masala / Matar Masala / Pachai Pattani Masala | Peas Recipes

This is Peas season. It is a good time to explore peas based recipes. Peas masala can be made with fresh and frozen peas. It is a good side dish for rice and roti.

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Recipe Cuisine : South Indian | Recipe Category: Side Dish
Preparation Time: 10 mins  | Cooking Time: 20 mins

Green Peas (fresh or frozen or dried)
1 cup
As required

Turmeric Powder
¼ tsp
Red Chilli Powder
1 tsp
Coriander Powder
1 tbsp
To Temper:

1 tbsp
Cumin Seeds
1 tsp
Chopped Onion
2 tbsp
Curry Leaves
1 spring
To grind into paste:

Grated Coconut
¼ cup
Garlic Pods
Fennel Seeds
1 tsp

1. Heat the oil in a pan, add cumin seeds and wait for spluttering.
2. Add curry leaves and sauté for few seconds.
3. Add chopped onion and sauté till the onion becomes translucent.
4. Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder and coriander powder. Mix them well and fry till the raw smell goes off.
5. Add 1 cup of peas and fry for a minute.
6. Add water and salt, mix them well. Close the lid of the pan and cook till the peas become tender. Stir them occasionally.
7. Meanwhile, add grated coconut, garlic pods and fennel seeds in a mixie jar. Grind them into a fine paste using little water.
8. Now add this ground mixture with the cooked peas mixture. Mix them well and cook till the water evaporated completely.
             Yummy and tasty peas masala is ready to serve.

1. If you use dried peas, wash and soak the peas for 6-7 hours and then use.

2. Adjust the chilli level according to your taste.


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