Green Peas and Potato Curry.

Hello friends, welcome again to Abha’s Kitchen. Winter is around the corner and has already peeped in. In this season we can find lots of fresh snow peas which can be combined with any vegetable to add that extra taste and freshness to our regular food items.Today we will make a curry of grated green peas with potato which will really get you interested. So, let’s start—

Ingredients:-

  1. Green Peas – 300 gms.
  2. Potato(big) – 1.
  3. Onion – 1.
  4. Asafoetida or Hing – A pinch.
  5. Cumin(whole) – 1/2 tsp.
  6. Bay Leaf – 1.
  7. Tomato Puree – 2 tbsp.
  8. Cumin Powder -1 tsp.
  9. Grated Coconut – 2 tsp.
  10. Red Chilly Powder – 1/2 tsp.
  11. Salt – According to taste.
  12. Turmeric Powder – 1/2 tsp.
  13. Garam Masala(home made) -1 tsp.
  14. Vegetable Oil – 2 tbsp.
  15. Fresh Chopped Coriander – A handful.

STEPS.

Step 1 – Wash and cut potato in cubes. Shallow fry it till browned.

Step 2 -Take the green peas in a bowl and grind it in a grinder to get a very coarse mixture.Grind the onion to a paste.

Step 3 – Now heat a cooking pan. Add some vegetable oil to it. Also add some cumin, bay leaf and asafoetida or hing to it. When it crackles add the ground onion paste and saute till the paste turns dark pinkish. Now add salt, turmeric powder, red chilly powder, cumin powder, grated coconut and tomato puree and saute this masala for five minutes.

Step 4 – After the masalas get cooked leaving behind their rawness add the coarsely grated green peas and potato and add adequate amount of water to make a gravy. Also add some garam masala and let it cook on a medium flame for ten minutes.

Step 5 – Now switch off the gas and garnish it with fresh chopped coriander. Our green pea curry is ready. Serve it hot. It can be had best with rice.

Do try this recipe at home. Share your comments and feedback and get your queries resolved. Have a great week everyone. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!

 

 

 

 

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Pumpkin with flax seed.

Welcome again friends to my cosy corner.Today I am going to make a very healthy ,sumptuous and equally tasty curry of pumpkin with flax seed.This recipe has two ingredients namely pumpkin which is a boon for the heart and flax seed which reduces bad cholesterol drastically.It combines pure health and taste and has a meagre amount of oil which can be omitted for people with heart problems or cholesterol.So let us start with it:-

Ingredients:

  1. Green fresh finely chopped pumpkin -1
  2. Finely chopped Radish – 1
  3. Flax seed powder (made after roasting together flax seed,1 dry red chilly and 1 tsp coriander seeds)-3 tbsp.
  4. Salt – According to taste.
  5. Turmeric powder -1 tsp.
  6. Dry mango powder – 1 tbsp.

For tempering :- 1.Five spice – 1 tsp.

2.Bay leaf -2

3. Asafoetida or Hing -A pinch.

4. Dry red chilly – 2

For garnishing :-Chopped green chilly.

Chopped coriander.

STEPS.

Step 1 -Wash and peel the skin of pumpkin. Similarly wash and peel the radish. Cut both of them very finely and pressure cook them as it will save your time and energy. When it is cooked drain out the excess water but keep some of it for using in the curry.

Step 2 -Heat a heavy-bottom karahi and add the given amounts of five spice,red chilly ,asafoetida, mustard oil and let them splutter. But take care not to burn the tempering.

Step 3 -Now to the karahi add boiled pumpkin,radish,salt,turmeric powder and saute it for a while.

Step 4 – When the pumpkin is slightly mashed add roasted and powdered flax seed which has to be initially roasted together with 1 dry red chilly and 1 tsp coriander seeds and then powdered ,dry mango powder and saute it again for five minutes. It will be a semi-dry curry so don’t dry out all the water from it.

Step 5 – The pumpkin-flax seed tasty curry is ready.Garnish it with chopped green chillies and coriander.

Friends do try this recipe at home. It can be had with rice, dal, dosai, rotis, paranthas. It is a very healthy preparation for people with heart problem or diabetes.It has no spice,all the taste and all health so go ahead and try it in your homes.I am sure you will like it.Say yes to good health with this curry.Till then happy cooking,healthy living.