Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Green peas Masala/Matar Masala

This Restaurant style Green Peas Masala is my favourite side dish for Roti, parathas and Rice varieties. 

During the winter season, you can see green peas being loaded up everywhere and is available at cheap price. Many of us buy them in large quantity and stock it in a freezer to use for the rest of the days. Green peas masala is an easy recipe that will not take much of your time still tastes heavenly and for a change, I have used Chole Masala and it came out so well. I have tried many recipes with Green Peas and the most hit recipe on my blog is "Green Peas Vada". Another recipe that caught every body's attention was Green Peas Paratha which I always prefer to make for my son so that he will eat those nutrition rich green fellows.

For those who prefer to prepare the same recipe with No Onion and No Garlic, I have posted "Green Peas Masala (No Onion No Garlic)" recipe too.

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  • 3 cups Green peas/Matar
  • 2 Onions
  • 3 Tomatoes
  • 1-inch length Ginger (skin peeled and chopped into pieces)
  • 3-4 Garlic pods (skin peeled)
  • 2 tbsp Fresh cream
  • 10-12 Cashews
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 2 tsp Kasuri methi/Dried Fenugreek leaves
  • 1 tsp+ 2 tbsp Oil
  • As per taste Salt

Spice powders

  • 1 tsp Chole Masala
  • 2 tsp Garam Masala
  • 1/2 tsp Amchur powder
  • 2 tsp Red chilli powder


1) Soak Cashews in warm water. 

2) Heat 1 tsp of oil in a kadai and fry green peas for few mins and  Transfer it to a Bowl.

3) Grind Onion, Garlic and Ginger to a fine paste. Now heat 2 tbsp of Oil in Kadai and crackle Cumin seeds.

4) Add the ground paste to kadai and fry. Meantime grind tomatoes to a fine paste and keep aside.

5) After onion turns light brown leaves oil on the side, add ground tomatoes and fry.

6) After tomatoes are cooked, add the green peas, 1 cup of water, Salt and leave it to boil.

7) Grind Cashews and Fresh cream to make a fine paste. You can add 1 or 2 tsp of milk if the cream is thick and you are not able to grind properly.

8) After green peas are cooked, add the spice powders and leave it to cook for few more minutes.

9) Crush Kasuri methi with your palms and add it to Masala.

10) Add ground cashew paste and mix well.

11) Finally, garnish with fresh coriander leaves and switch off the flame.

Tasty Green peas Masala is ready.


1) I am frying green peas in oil, so that it gets cooked fast. In case your green peas are little matured, you can pressure cook it for 2 whistles.