Kovalam Matar, Green Peas Cooked with Cashewnut and Coconut Paste
by Tarla Dalal
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Kovalam Matar is a semi-dry and semi-spicy subzi of green peas and tomatoes cooked with spice powders and a cashew paste.
It is quite easy and quick to prepare and makes use of everyday ingredients, yet it has a rich and exotic feel because of the cashew-coconut paste and the juiciness of green peas.
A garnish of coriander gives a fresh burst of flavour to this green peas subzi making it a delight to savour.
Love green peas, then also do try other variations like Green Peas and Mint Soup , Green Peas Kheer , Green Peas Pancake , Green Peas Waffles and Green Peas Sandwich .
- Combine the cashewnuts and coconut in a microwave-safe bowl, mix well and microwave on high for 1 minute.
- Allow it to cool slightly and blend in a mixer to a smooth paste using 2 tbsp of water. Keep aside.
- Combine the oil, urad dal, cumin seeds, ginger-garlic paste and onions in a deep microwave-safe bowl, mix well and microwave on high for 1 minute.
- Add the tomatoes, turmeric powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, chilli powder and 2 tsp of water, mix well and microwave on high for 1 minute.
- Add the prepared paste, green peas, salt and ¼ cup water, mix well and microwave on high for 1 more minute.
- Serve hot garnished with coriander.
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