Friday, January 13, 2012

Peas Masala-Matar Masala Gravy-Green Peas Masala

The market is flooded with fresh green peas, so I am using ample quantity of fresh green peas in many of my dishes. Peas are low in calories and contains no cholesterol They are excellent source of folic acid and also contain adequate amount of anti-oxidants. Peas masala is a very simple and delicious dish that goes well not only with chapati and poori but also with pulao and other flavored rice like ghee ricejeera pulao etc. Today let us learn how to prepare matar masala following our easy matar/peas masala recipe.

Peas masala gravy

Peas Masala Gravy

Peas Masala

 Prep Time : 10 mins
 Cook Time : 20 mins 
 Serves: 4
 Recipe CategorySide Dish
 Recipe CuisineNorth Indian

   Ingredients needed

   Green peas - 1 cup (fresh peas)
   Onion - 1 cup (chopped)
   Tomato -3/4 cup chopped
   Ginger -1 inch piece
   Garlic -4 cloves
   Green chilli - 1
   Salt as required
   Oil + Butter - 2 tsp oil + 1 1/2 tsp butter or oil - 3 1/2 tsp

   Spice Powder

   Turmeric powder - a pinch
   Chilli powder -1 tsp
   Coriander powder -2 tsp
   Cumin Powder/Jeera powder -3/4 tsp
   Kitchen king masala - 1 1/4 tsp (or you can use 1 tsp Garam masala also)

   For the seasoning

   Oil - 2 tsp
   Cumin/ Jeera seeds - 1 tsp


Heat oil + butter (or oil alone), fry onions till it turns golden brown stirring continuously.

Add ginger, garlic and green chilli and saute for a few more minutes.

Add tomatoes and cook till tomatoes turn mushy. Leave it to cool.

Then grind it to a fine paste and keep it ready.


Heat 2 tsp of oil in a pan or pressure pan, add jeera seeds, when it splutters, add the ground paste, all the ingredients mentioned under "spice powder" and saute for a few minutes. (Since we have already cooked everything well, we do not have to cook for a long time now)

Add green peas, 1 cup of water, need salt and pressure cook for 2 whistles. Mix well and garnish with coriander leaves.

Peas masala is ready to be served as a side dish for chapati or pulao.


If dry peas is used to make this gravy, soak the peas overnight and pressure cook adding salt till soft.

You can use frozen peas also. In that case, do not pressure cook, just rinse it well and use it.

For the peas masala to be tasty - You have to fry the onions well and you have to cook the tomatoes till mushy. Do not add water before the tomatoes get cooked well. If it is too dry, you may add 1or 2 tbsp of water. These two steps are very important.

Instead of pressure cooking, you can even cook peas separately till soft and add to the gravy and cook for a few minutes till everything gets incorporated well.

A close up shot for you all

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  1. Super delicious side dish for rotiss..

  2. awesome it


  3. What a creamy side dish! Lovely!

  4. What lovely looking veg...I can have this for dinner tonight with hot pooris and some tikkis....awesome post!! :)

  5. I got one whole lot today.. Love this with rotis.

  6. wow peas masala in winter is yummy curry.

  7. looks yummy! i love kitchen king massala!

  8. Perfect way to finish off my last pack of peas - easy and tasty..! I am announcing Valentines Special – my 1st blog event and a Giveaway.!. Please do be a part of it and send in your recipes..! :)

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  10. yum! i love love love green peas :) this is such a healthy & tasty dish

  11. this is the fifth recepie of yours that im tryin!! and i hafta say..your blog is a life saver!!great job!

  12. looks very yummy.....

  13. looks great. glad i found this site

  14. the receipe came out yummy...but y the peas taste is sweet,,,

  15. Made this for dinner yesterday to go with chapathi... Super tasty and yummy! Thanks for the recipe Padhu..

  16. thanks for the recipe.. my husband and i loved it..

  17. Tried it... Was yum. Kids loved it :))

  18. I Made this last night... My husband really loved it :) thank u so much!!!

  19. Superb recipe. Made it last week and my husband loved it. Thank you. :)

  20. Tried it today....Its a big hit.....yummy green peas curry

  21. Hi.... Tried this today & my husband jus loved it and kept saying it was so good!! Thanks a ton!!


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