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ACHARI MATAR MASALA/ GREEN PEAS CURRY

This week was amazing as we were on a short get away.Enjoyed our trip with my cousins. Although we enjoyed the local food during our trip, I missed my spicy curries. First thing after I came back was to treat my family with insanely delicious Achari Matar Masala. A perfect accompaniment with rice ,roti,phulka or Naan.We have been having a lot of sweet treats since Diwali. Now we have come back to the simple food we always enjoy at the comfort of our home.

This week for our 219th #Foodiemonday #Bloghop theme #WinterVeggieAffair was suggested by Sasmita who blogs at
https://www.firsttimercook.com/ . She has an amazing collection of local Odiya delicacies. I had tried Potala Rassa from her blog and it had turned out so delicious. Do check her wonderful space for interesting recipes.

I love winters. We don’t have winter season here though. I only remember by childhood days when i enjoyed winters in different states as my dad had a transferable job. Miss those days now. Beautiful memories are etched in my mind. Will cherish them always.

Coming back to the delicious recipe now…….

Recipe for Achari Matar Masala:

Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup Green Peas
  • 2 Onions finely Chopped
  • 1 Tsp Achari Masala
  • 1/4 Tsp Turmeric
  • 1/4 Tsp Kasmiri Chilli Powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 Tomatoes Pureed
  • 1″ Cinnamon
  • 2 Cloves
  • 1 Tsp Jeera / Cumin
  • 2 Tsp Oil
  • 1 Tsp Kasuri Methi

For Masala:

  • 3 Onions finely Chopped
  • 15 Cashews
  • 1″ Ginger finely chopped
  • 3 Green Chillies

Method:

Heat a wide bottom pan. Add one tsp of oil. Saute the chopped onions ,cashews, ginger and green chillies. Once the onions turn golden brown switch off the flame. Allow it to cool completely. Grind all the ingredients to get a fine paste. Ensure no lumps. Keep this mixture aside.

Puree two tomatoes and ensure there are no lumps.

Heat the pan. Add the remaining oil. Add cinnamon, cloves and jeera. Once you get the aroma add green peas and saute for a 3-4 minutes. Now add turmeric and achari masala and mix well. Once the oil starts to leave the sides add the tomato puree. Mix again and add 1/2 cup water. Allow it to simmer for 2 minutes. Add the onion mixture , salt and mix well. Close the lid and allow it to simmer for 3-4 minutes.Switch off the flame. Garnish with crushed Kasuri Methi.

Serve hot with Rice, Roti,Phulka or Naan and enjoy !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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