Sunday, September 18, 2011

Tomato And Peas Curry with Kasuri Methi

Tomato And Peas Curry with Kasuri Methi is very simple & easy to prepare and great tasting dish This curry is little tangy and spicy.Kasuri methi enhances unique flavor to the dish. This is not cream based curry. Without cream it is too good. But if you want you can add cream. I didn't add any cream.I adapted this recipe from here. . But I do make few changes to her recipe and it turned out great. here is my version

Tomato   2-3 medium
Peas   1 cup
kasoori methi-2 tbsp
Cashew nut  -   6-7 no.s(soak it in warm water)
Green chilli   -2 finely chopped
chilly powder    1 tsp
Coriander powder     1 tsp
Garam masala    1 tsp
Ginger   1/2" piece
Cumin seeds/Jeera    1/2 tsp
Milk/Fresh Cream-1/2 cup
Salt   as needed
Oil    1 tbsp
Butter    1/2 tbsp

1.Chop onions and tomatoes very finely
2.Grind tomato, soaked cashew nuts, green chillies and ginger to a smooth paste.
3.Heat oil or butter in a kadai,add cumin seeds when it splutter add onions and Saute onions till golden brown.
4.Add redchilli, garam masala, coriander all the dry powders and mix well.
5.Then add Peas and fry. Then add the grounded tomato paste and cook in medium heat and  keep stirring
6.When oil starts separating, add kasuri methi leaves Stir fry.
7.Now Add milk and cook until the gravy becomes creamy and fry for 2 minutes.( You can even add fresh cream)
8Adjust salt and stir well. Allow to boil the curry for some 5-7 minutes
9.Now the tomato &peas curry is ready and serve hot with Rice, Roti, or Naan.