Now that Fresh Peas are in season, I buy them by kilos, shell them & freeze them in ziplock covers & use it whenever needed. It works out much cheaper that store bought Frozen Peas.
You Will Need:
- 3 large potatoes - scrubbed clean, peeled ,cut into medium sized chunks & immersed in cold water until used
- 3/4th cup green peas - fresh/frozen
- 1 large onion - finely chopped
- 150 ml Tomato Puree
- 1 tsp fresh ginger-garlic paste
- 2 green chillies - chopped
- 1 tsp red chilli powder
- 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
- 1/2 tsp coriander powder
- 1/2 tsp Garam Masala
- Salt as per taste
- 1 tbsp cooking oil
- Fresh coriander for garnish
In a large pot, bring salted water to boil. Add potatoes, cover & cook for about 6 mins until the potatoes are about 90% done. Drain & set aside
In a heavy bottomed pan, heat oil. Add onions, green chillies, ginger-garlic paste & saute until the onions turn pink. Add coriander powder, red chilli powder & turmeric powder. Saute for another couple of mins.
Add tomato puree, half a cup of water & some salt. Add potato cubes & fresh green peas. Simmer for about 8 mins. The potatoes should be completely cooked yet firm.
Now add Garam Masala & simmer for a couple of minutes.If the gravy is too dry, add some more water or even milk. Check for salt & Turn off the stove. Garnish with fresh coriander & serve warm with Phulkas or Jeera Rice
If using frozen peas. You can add them after the potatoes are done & cook for a couple of minutes. Frozen peas tend to cook faster.
You can also add a tbsp of cream right at the end. This is what most restaurants do, to give it that rich taste. I mostly avoid this, unless Iam having guests over for a meal