Dhaba style dishes are rich in spices and a special treat for our taste bubs. I have tried simulating the green peas subzhi from Punjabi dhaba which will be a great combo for Naan, roti etc. An inspired Green Peas Masala recipe from Tamilnadu Punjabi Hotels.
|Fresh or Frozen Soft Green Peas||1 cup|
|Black stone flower||2 tsp|
|Big Onion||1 ( Medium )|
|Green Chili||2 nos|
|Tomato Puree||5 tbsp|
|Channa Masala||1 tbsp|
|Red Chili Powder||1 tsp|
|Coriander Leaves||2 tbsp|
|Curry Leaves||2 strands ( Must )|
|To Fry :|
|Onion||1/4 ( Medium )|
|Cashew nut||5 nos|
Fry the onion in the ” To Fry Section ” to golden brown and grind them with the cashews to a very fine paste. Chop the Onion finely. Grind Ginger, Garlic and green chili to a fine paste. Chop the coriander leaves.
In a wok heat oil, when hot add cinnamon, cloves, black stone flower and onion. Fry till onion turns brown. Add the ginger garlic paste and fry till the raw smell leaves. Add the tomato puree and fry for 2 min. Add the ground onion paste and fry till oil separates. Add the channa masala , red chili powder, sugar, salt and fry for 1 min, stir continuously to avoid burning the bottom.Step 3
Add the green peas, coriander leaves, water and cook for about 2 min. Add the ghee and fresh curry leaves at the end Take out from the Stove.
- Fresh tomatoes can also be used. Substitute with 4 tomatoes. Place tomatoes in the hot water for 3 min, peel it’s skin and grind it in to a fine paste and add them.
- Hard green peas also can be used, Cook them before adding it to the gravy.
- Adding fresh curry leaves at the end is must to get the nice aroma like in dhaba.
- If you want it little more watery add water 1/4 cup.
(*) When you finish cooking, gravy smell fills ur house. Good combo with Roti, Chapathi, Naan and any variety rice for parties.