Monday, August 15, 2011

Badami Peas Masala

My cooking endeavors started when I was in my 11 std. I love north Indian food, be it there rotis, naans or the wide variety of subjis. I was never a rice person, i.e never liked to have the regular Sambar and rice though fried rice, biriyanis and pulaos were always welcome. So the first things that I learnt to make were rotis and few north Indian curries like Chole, Matar paneer etc. And since I am a roti person, I am always on the lookout for easy to make and tasty gravies.

Today’ s recipe is one such, which I saw on TV very recently. It is a very simple dish and requires very few ingredients. This is different from the regular onion tomato based gravy and it goes very well with rotis and flavored rice. Do try it and let me know how you liked it :)


Serves 2

What you’ll need

1. Fresh or Frozen Peas – 1 cup
2. Onion - 1 medium
3. Green chillies – 2 or 3
4. Almonds/Badam – 10
5. Milk – 1 ½ cups
6. Bay Leaf – 1
7. Cumin Seeds – ½ tsp
8. Oil – 2 tsps
9. Salt to taste
10. Coriander leaves for garnish

Method

Slice the onions lengthwise, slit green chillies and keep aside. Soak almonds in hot water for about 10 minutes. Remove the skin and grind them along with about ¼ cup of milk. Boil the green peas.
Heat a Kadai with oil. Add the bay leaf and cumin seeds. After a minute, add the sliced onions and the slit green chillies. Sauté till the onions turn pink. Now add the almond paste and sauté for few more minutes. Now add the boiled peas, salt and the remaining milk. Simmer for about 5 minutes. Garnish with coriander leaves.
Badami Peas Masala is ready. Serve hot with rotis or any flavored rice of your choice.


Note:

Increase number of almonds to get richer and thicker gravy.

You could also add other vegetables like Carrots, Beans, potatoes etc.

Linking this to Radhika’s Let’s Cook – Subjis for Rotis and Ayeesha’s Anyone can Cook

35 comments:

Laxmi said...

Nice and unique recipe.. goin to try this..

Roshan said...

the stew looks nice and creamy...

Radhika said...

Hey I too saw this. Was it too bland or spicy. Jut want to know. Thanks for sending them my way.

Kaveri said...

It was quite spicy...the spiciness came only from the green chillies so adjust accordingly...Me and hubby liked it

Ambreen said...

Very unique & interesting recipe, looks so delicious :)

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Very new to me and looks exotic!

LaMagicaZucca said...

Wonderful recipe!
I wish you a happy Mid August

khushi said...

lovely recipe kaveri
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divya said...

Woww.. looks absolutely delicious and tempting..

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

wow this so delicious and inviting recipe,luks yum...

Kalpana Sareesh said...

wow such an rich dish..so yummy

Food Glorious Food! said...

Love the yummy creamy texture! Thanks for sharing!

Padhu said...

Wow! This sounds very delicious

sangee vijay said...

thats a very unique recipe...looks so creamy ,rich n delectable...would like to have with dosa..very nice dear !!!

Suja said...

Creamy and rich..looks superb

Vimitha Anand said...

Creamy side dish...

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Creamy yummy recipe...unique too.. Loved the pure white gravy...

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious looking masala

anthony stemke said...

Very appealing dish, Thanks for sharing.

Pushpa said...

Looks creamy and very yummy.

Sobha Shyam said...

so simple, never tried the badam...usually i use cashews..sounds like a great idea, looks yummy

Vidhya said...

The curry looks so rich and yummy.Adding this to my must try dishes.

Uma said...

Rich and creamy. You know am also a roti person. I like roti than rice. :-)

Cheers,
Uma

Neha said...

So nice and creamy...

ANU said...

OMG! awesome looking recipe ...very clean and clear flavors and colors! love it!

Swathi said...

Nice creamy rich curry

Babli said...

Wonderful recipe. Looks delicious and yummy.

Hari Chandana said...

nice combination.. looks creamy and delicious !!
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Gopika Ram said...

Wow.. 11th std..t hats cool :D I started cooking after the wedding :D he he.. I love NI food too.. this is an awesome looking recipe.. yumm :D

Priya Sreeram said...

good one- liked the neat presentation ! and like Gopika said even I started cooking after getting married- can u believe i never liked cooking or being in a kitchen- hmm- necessity is indeed the mother of all invention !!

Prathima Rao said...

Rich, creamy & exotic gravy!!!
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Sarah Naveen said...

ooosome curry !!! love to have with some appam now :)

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Yum, love this nice, creamy version of peas masala :)

Jay said...

bookmarked it right away kaveri...rich n tasty recipe..:)
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Pavithra said...

Love this kinda mild gravies and this looks absolutely yummy...

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