Peas Masala Gravy | Matar Masala Recipe

Matar Masala (Green Peas Masala) is a very popular accompaniment for roti or any Indian breads. It is also a very tasty sidedish for Pulao varieties. We can make this with lots of variation, but this method is simple and straight forward and no hassle or complexity involved. Even bachelors can make this simple and tasty dish. There is not much complex ingredients used in this recipe and most of the ingredients we will surely have it. Most of us have either fresh green peas or atleast frozen peas which is quite enough for this yummy dish.


Preparation and Yield:
Preparation time15 mins
Cooking Time40 mins
Servings4
Recipe CategoryMain
Recipe CuisineSouth Indian

Peas Masala Gravy | Matar Masala Recipe
Peas Masala Gravy | Matar Masala Recipe

Peas Masala Gravy | Matar Masala Recipe
Peas Masala Gravy | Matar Masala Recipe


Ingredients:
Fresh Green Peas**1 Cup*
Cashews2 Tablespoon
Onion2
Tomato2
GingerOne Small Piece, chopped
Green Chilli2, chopped
Garlic cloves2-3, chopped
Red Chilli Powder1/2 Teaspoon
Coriander Powder1 Tablespoon
Cumin Powder1 Teaspoon
Turmeric Powder1/4 Teaspoon
SaltTo Taste
Coriander Leavesfew

* 1 Cup = 250ml
** We can also use dry green peas. If using dry peas, soak it overnight and then the next day pressure cook for 3-4 whistles
For Seasoning:
Ghee/Oil2 Tablespoon
Cinnamon Stick1" Piece
Cloves2-3
Cardamom2


Peas Masala Gravy | Matar Masala Recipe
Peas Masala Gravy | Matar Masala Recipe

Method:
  1. Soak the cashews in hot water for 10 mins and then grind it to a smooth paste. 
  2. Heat oil/ghee in a cooker. Add cinnamon, cardamom and cloves and fry for few seconds. Then add green chilli, ginger and garlic and saute for few seconds
  3. Add finely chopped onions and saute the onions till translucent. Then add chopped tomatoes and saute everything together
  4. Add turmeric powder, coriander powder, red chilli powder, cumin powder and salt and mix well. Add cashew paste and stir well
  5. To the onion-tomato-cashew mixture, add the green peas. Also add 1.5 cups of water and stir well
  6. Close the cooker and pressure cook allowing 2-3 whistles. After the pressure is fully released, open the cooker lid and garnish the peas masala with finely chopped coriander leaves. 
  7. The delicious Peas Masala gravy (Matar Masala) ready to serve with hot roti/chapati
  8. Peas Masala Gravy | Matar Masala Recipe
    Peas Masala Gravy | Matar Masala Recipe

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