Creamy Peas Masala

Creamy green peas masala is a rich flavorful Indian curry surely liked by kids. This delicious masala is very good for growing children;  protein from peas helps in growth, shallots give immunity & iron-rich coriander leaves prevent anemia.

Creamy green peas masala can be served as a side for roti, puri, aapam, idiappam, idli or dosa.

img_5218 Creamy Peas Masala
Time Taken : 20 min
Serves: 4

  1. Oil – 1 tbsp
  2. Aniseed (annasi poo)- 1 No
  3. Bay leaf (brinji ilai) – 1 No
  4. Shallots (chinna vengayam) – 10 Nos
  5. Fresh green peas (pachchai pattani) – 1 cup
  6. Coriander leaves (kothamalli) – 1/4 cup
  7. Green chillies – 2 Nos.
  8. Ginger (inji) – 1 inch
  9. Milk – 1/2 cup (100 ml)
  10. Cashew nuts (mundhri paruppu) – 10 Nos.
  11. Salt – 3/4 tsp

Cooking Method:

  • Boil fresh peas till they become soft or microwave for 5-7 min.
  • Slice shallots, chop coriander leaves & keep them aside.
  • Grind green chillies & ginger into a paste by adding little water.
  • Grind cashew nuts into a fine paste by adding little water.
  • Heat a pan with oil, fry bay leaves & aniseed for 5 sec in low flame.
  • Add shallots and saute in medium flame till they become translucent.
  • Add chilli paste & saute till oil separates.
  • Add boiled peas & chopped coriander leaves and saute for 30 sec.
  • Add milk followed by cashew paste.
  • Add salt and cook for a min.
  • Remove bay leaf & aniseed before serving.

Please Note:

  1. This gravy will become thick in room temperature, so add milk (and/or water) generously.
  2. If you are calorie conscious you can replace cashew paste with roasted bengal grams & coconut gratings (1 tbsp each) paste.

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