Mar 10, 2007

"G" of Indian vegetables

When I thought of G, I thought of gajar, gobhi, and green peas. Out of this, I picked green peas. There are so many other vegetables that go well with green peas. I love aloo matar, matar paneer, and dahi aloo matar. Anyways, as my entry for the letter G in Nupur’s A-Z series, I chose to make a combo that I love whole-heartedly. Here’s the recipe adapted from a wonderful book by Sanjeev Kapoor.

Green Peas with Mushrooms

1.Green Peas – 1 cup
2.Button mushrooms – 15
3.Onions – 2 medium sized
4.Tomato puree – ½ cup
5.Ginger paste
6.Garlic paste
7.Cardamoms – 4
8.Cinnamon – 1 inch stick
9.Red chilli powder – 1tbsp
10.Coriander powder – 1 tbsp
11.Turmeric powder – 1 tsp
12.Garam masala powder – 1 tsp
13.Salt to taste


1.Wash and drain green peas. Wash and cut the mushrooms into quarters. Finely chop the onions.
2.Heat oil in a kadhai. Add cardamom, cinnamon, and chopped onions. Saute till the onions turn golden brown.
3.Add ginger-garlic paste and cook for half a minute.
4.Add the tomato puree, red chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, garam masala powder, and salt. Cook till the oil leaves the masala. This recipe calls for using cashewnut paste, but I didn’t use it as it adds a sweet flavor.
5.Add one cup of water and bring it to a boil. Add the green peas and mushrooms. Cook on high heat till the peas are fully cooked. Serve hot.


Anonymous said...

Green Peas with Mushrooms sounds great...never tried it before...thanks for sharing

Sia's corner said...

wow swapna. looks like we have been cooking same dish:) i made mushroom matter yesterday:) i did add little spincah and coconut too. ur looks very tasty. will try ur version soon as i love mushrooms.

Nupur said...

Peas and mushrooms are both my favorites, and this curry looks so delightful!

Swapna said...

Dilip ji: Thanks for your lovely comment..Do try out this dish
Supriya: I should give a try to ur version too..It sounds interesting..Actually, I haven't cooked anything using Spinach..It was banned when I came to the US in Sep last year:)
Nupur: Thanks for ur comment dear..You are doing a great job by hosting the A-Z series:-)

swapna said...

hi swapna
i never heard of this combo.good one.

Mishmash ! said...

Hi Swapna, Thanks a lot for dropping by my page and leaving ur comments. I was going thru ur puran poli presentation and wanted to have one very badly :)I just loved it . Hope u had fun on holi !


Richa said...

hey, i too make it same way, tastes delicious. I make it raase-wali to go with rice.

SUPRIYA said...

hey,having read your frist blog entry you seem to ahve come a long long way...:) nice recipe...and also love that carror cake....i am adding you to my food blog roll,so keep blogging ...