Monday, March 2, 2009

matar ki daal | green peas soup

green peas are tasty n nutritious and most of all easy n versatile to cook........how am i going to cook all the quick n shortcut recipes now a days.......have been a very good cook and i enjoyed my time in the kitchen.....but now the shortage of time , getting tired by all the work n the worst .......my mind cluttered with so many diverse things at the same time.........all these are taking a toll on me...........n can anybody believe i do not want to cook anything...........but the thing is , i cannot eat just anything........the food has to be tasty.............now i have devised so many ways to make tasty food without much effort.........so my food may look simple , but it is really tasty..........the aroma n the texture of the food is where i don't compromise..........the procedures are getting shorter n shorter...........this is a phase of my life n i am sharing it with so many people..........it gives me a strange sense of excitement, that is why i keep clicking the pictures whenever we are on the table to eat.........and keep posting posting whenever i get to come on this chair of mine........i am not complaining..........

so this recipe is simple , nutritious n tasty.... and fat free too...........as is my cooking mantra these days......
in retreating winters , when the peas are not soft n sweet and become a little mature, this recipe is the best thing to make...........frozen peas give the same result....

ingredients

green peas fresh or frozen 1 cup
ginger garlic n green chilly paste ( coarse) 3 tbsp
coriander powder 2 tsp
cumin powder 1 tsp
black pepper powder 1 tsp
red chilly powder 1 tsp (optional)
garam masala powder 1 tsp
tomato 1 no
coriander leaves chopped 1/2 cup
salt to taste


procedure

make a coarse paste of peas in your blender........a few of the peas can be left whole..........add salt to it and pour this paste into a pan and start cooking on medium flame...stirring in between....continue for 5-6 minutes....

meanwhile make a paste of tomato in the same blender and put it in the boiling mixture along with the ginger garlic n green chilly pastes........keep cooking n stirring..........for another 5 minutes.....

meanwhile , dry roast the coriander n cumin powders in a pan n throw it into the dal n the black pepper , garam masala n chilly powder too ......cook for a 1 minute n put in the finely chopped coriander leaves , these can be made into a coarse paste too..... it adds more color to the recipe... as i did........cover after adding the coriander paste n take the pan off the flame within a minute ........to preserve the aroma of coriander leaves.........open the pan just at time of serving.......you 'll love this oil free daal which is awesome with brown or white rice......... for me it's good with chapatis as well.........

7 comments:

  1. wow..love this..cos it has peas in it..looks yum Sangeeta.:)

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  2. Hi Sangeeta, thank you for calling by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment :0)

    Your dish looks absolutely nutritious and tasty!

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  3. This is definitely a fast and easy dish.My mouth is watering now.:P

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  4. Thanks for the sweet words at my blog dear. You have a nice space here...infact I visited all ur blogs...everything seems nice. I need to read them leisurely. Very informative posts. Love ur Botanical talk and ayurvedic stuff, dear. I am a biologist too. Will swing by more often...and thanks for following my blog!:)

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  5. thi is such an innovative dish

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  6. Love this flavorful peas daal:)

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  7. i like dis recipe bcaz my husband luv dis dish.

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