Green Peas Ambti


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Green Peas Ambti is a classic Maharashtrian preparation of coarsely crushed peas and tomatoes. It uses a rich and spicy masala paste that is to be freshly prepared with onions, coconut and a traditional selection of spices. Serve hot with Whole Wheat Bhakri or Parathas

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Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:     Makes 6 servings
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Ingredients

3 1/4 cups green peas , boiled and coarsely crushed
2 tbsp oil
1/2 cup roughly chopped onions
2 tbsp grated coconut
1 tbsp coriander (dhania) seeds
50 cinnamon (dalchini)
1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
3 cloves (laung / lavang)
3 black peppercorns (kalimirch)
6 whole dry kashmiri red chillies , broken into pieces
6 garlic (lehsun) cloves
2 cups roughly chopped tomatoes
salt to taste

For The Garnish
2 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)

Method
  1. Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a broad non-stick pan, add the onions, coconut, coriander seeds, cinnamon, cumin seeds, cloves, peppercorns and dry red chillies and sauté on a medium flame for at least 3 to 4 minutes.
  2. Remove from the flame and allow it to cool slightly.
  3. Once slightly cooled, blend it in a mixer to a smooth paste using a little water. Keep aside.
  4. Blend the tomatoes in mixer to a smooth pulp and keep aside.
  5. Heat the remaining 1 tbsp of oil in a deep kadhai, add the prepared paste and sauté on a medium flame for 2 minutes.
  6. Add the green peas, tomato pulp, salt and 1 cup of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 4 to 5 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  7. Serve hot garnished with coriander.

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 on 13 Mar 15 02:58 PM


A great variation of regular ambti. Spiced up with aromatic flavors and coarsely crushed pea.I served this with steaming hot rice, it was just so awesome.. Loved it.
 on 11 Oct 12 09:22 AM


A spicy green peas Maharastrian vegetable flavored with coconut and spices.