matar ki sabzi recipe, dry green peas recipe
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5 from 3 votes

dry green peas recipe

simple, easy and delicious green peas sabzi that goes very well as a side dish with chapatis or phulkas. you can even serve this dry green peas in lunch box. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: side dish
Cuisine: north indian
Servings: 2
Calories: 175kcal
Author: Dassana Amit

Ingredients

for steaming green peas in pressure cooker

  • 1.5 cups green peas (matar), fresh or frozen
  • 1.5 cups water to be added in pressure cooker

other ingredients for dry green peas recipe

  • 1 tablespoon oil - ghee also can be used instead of oil
  • 1 green chili - slit
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder (haldi)
  • ½ teaspoon kashmiri chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder (dhania powder)
  • 1 teaspoon fennel powder (saunf powder)
  • ½ teaspoon cumin powder (jeera powder)
  • ½ teaspoon garam masala powder
  • ½ teaspoon dry mango powder (amchur powder)
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons chopped coriander leaves (dhania patta)
  • salt as required

Instructions

steaming green peas in pressure cooker

  • rinse and then take 1.5 cups green peas in a small pan or bowl. do not add any water in the pan or bowl.
  • in a 2 litre pressure cooker, add 1.5 cups water.
  • then place the pan or bowl with the green peas inside the cooker.
  • cover with the lid and pressure cook on medium to high flame for 5 to 6 whistles or 6 to 7 minutes. instead of steaming, you can boil the green peas also.
  • when the pressure settles down, open the lid and check if the green peas have cooked properly.
  • there will be some water in the peas. drain the water and keep the green peas aside.

making dry green peas recipe

  • heat 1 tablespoon oil in a pan or kadai. ghee also can be used instead of oil
  • keep the flame to a low or medium-low and then add 1 slit green chili. sauté for some seconds.
  • then add the steamed green peas.
  • mix it well with the oil.
  • keeping the flame to a low or sim, add ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder and ½ teaspoon kashmiri chilli powder.
  • next add 1 teaspoon coriander powder, 1 teaspoon fennel powder, ½ teaspoon cumin powder and ½ teaspoon garam masala powder
  • mix the spices very well with the green peas and sauté for a minute.
  • then add salt as required and ½ teaspoon dry mango powder. for a more sour taste you can add 1 teaspoon dry mango powder. instead of mango powder, you can also add ½ to 1 teaspoon lemon juice. some chaat masala and black salt can also be added if you want.
  • mix very well and sauté for a minute.
  • switch off the flame and add 2 tablespoons chopped coriander leaves to green peas sabzi. mix.
  • serve green peas sabzi with parathas, rotis or phulkas.

Notes

few tips for making green peas sabzi:
  • you can use both fresh or frozen green peas.
  • instead of dry mango powder, you can add ½ to 1 teaspoon lemon juice.
  • for a more sour taste you can add 1 teaspoon dry mango powder.
  • some chaat masala and black salt can also be added.
  • green chili can be skipped for small kids.
  • also you can reduce or increase the spices as per your requirements.
  • ghee can be added instead of oil. 
  • green peas can be boiled instead of steaming them.
  • you can use a pan to boil the green peas instead of pressure cooker. 
  • recipe can be doubled or halved. 
 

Nutrition

Calories: 175kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 8g | Sodium: 101mg | Potassium: 307mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1005IU | Vitamin C: 46.7mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 2.5mg