Matar Do Piaaza


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Matar-do-piazza (peas and onion) is a vegetable recipe with green garden fresh peas cooked with onions and a select choice of spice powders. A delicious matar or pea vegetable is best relished with hot parathas and pickle.

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Matar Do Piaaza recipe - How to make Matar Do Piaaza

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1 cup green peas
4 large onions , thinly sliced
2 bayleaf (tejpatta)
1 black cardamom (badi elaichi)
6 peppercorns (kalimirch)
2 green chillies , chopped
1 tsp grated ginger (adrak)
2 medium tomatoes , quatered
2/3 cup curds (dahi)
salt to taste
1 tsp garam masala
1/2 cup ghee
1 tbsp chopped coriander (dhania)
1 large onion , thinly sliced for garnishing
  1. Heat the ghee in a kadhai, add 1 onion slices and saute till it turns golden brown.
  2. Drain on an absorbent paper and keep aside for garnishing.
  3. Add the bayleaf, cardamom and peppercorns to the same ghee and saute for 10 seconds.
  4. Add the green peas, green chilies, tomatoes, ginger and remaining onions and saute on a slow flame for about 5 minutes.
  5. Add the curds, 1 1/4 cup water and salt, mix well and cover and and cook for about 20 minutes.
  6. Sprinkle the fried onions, garam masala and coriander.
  7. Serve hot.

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This recipe was contributed by deepaen on 04 Oct 2011

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