Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Kadai Mattar

Here is my first food post this year. I made this recipe a few weeks ago. The addition of tandoori masala to the gravy is a delicious twist to this curry.

2 cups green peas
1 medium onion
1/2 cup of crushed tomato
1 tsp red chilli powder
1/2 tsp tandoori masala (any brand)
A pinch of turmeric powder
A pinch of asafoetida
1/2 tsp of cumin seeds
1 tsp of kasoori methi
1 tsp of ginger-garlic paste
2 tsps of lemon juice
Salt to taste
Oil as needed
Coriander leaves finely chopped for garnish

For the paste2 cloves
1 small piece of cinnamon
4-5 cashew nuts
1 tbsp coconut

Method1. Make the paste and set aside.
2. Sauté the green peas until tender and set aside.
3. Heat oil in a pan and add the cumin seeds and asafoetida.
4. Next add chopped onion and ginger garlic paste and sauté.
5. Then add the crushed tomatoes along with the ground paste. Also add the turmeric powder, red chilli powder, tandoori masala and kasoori methi and fry till the oil comes out.
6. Add the reserved green peas and mix well.
7. Finish the curry by adding salt and lemon juice.
8. Garnish with coriander leaves.
Kadai Mattar

Serve hot or warm with roti or pulao.

Serving size - 1/2 cup
Number of servings - 4


FH said...

Looks excellent Lakshmi!Restaurant quality and bet it tastes great too!:))I will save this recipe.Enjoy girl.

Lakshmik said...

Thanks Asha. Glad you liked it.

Sangeeta said...

Hi Lakshmi,

This is such a great recipe. I love the "Kadhai" recipes and this one looks and sound absolutely delicious.
Definitely gonna make it :)

Anonymous said...

Myself and Jyostna were just drooling at the lovely of us is gonna make it for sure...thanks for sharing...~smile~

Pooja said...

it looks delicious Lakshmi. Just as it is available in restarants :) . will surely give it a try !
thanks for sharing

Menu Today said...

Hi Lakshmi,
Kadhai Mattar looks yummy!!! THanks for sharing. Happy New Year.

USHA said...

Hi Lakshmik,

Its so tempting!!! Thanks for sharing...

Sumitha said...

Yummy!Wish you a great 2007!

Unknown said...

Yummo..looks delicious...will try soon..i was looking for something to make for dinner (for chappathi)today...i am drooling sha said, looks like a restaurant product...thanks lakshmi..

swapna susarla said...

hai lakskmik
the dish is really looking yummy..colour is great..

Dr. Soumya Bhat said...

haa..looks great.I like peas very much and i feel it will surely taste good.Thanks for sharing.

TNL said...

Anything that looks that good just has to be tasty! I will make this for sure, I love Mughlai style food...


Anonymous said...

I like this

Thanks for the recipe

Anonymous said...

I am not too sure if I have missed anything here but the first step is Make a paste and set aside but this is a paste of what? Do you mash a part of peas to thicken the gravy?