Thursday, February 5, 2009

Matar Misli


1/2 cup green peas(dried)

2 potatoes

2 tsp coriander seeds

1/4 tsp mustard seeds

1/2 tsp cumin seeds

2 big onions finely chopped

4 green chillies finely chopped

1/2 cup grated coconut

6 fried red chillies

lemon size piece of tamarind

1/4 tsp turmeric powder

8 garlic cloves crushed

2 tbsp coriander leaves finely chopped

salt to taste 

2 tsp oil


  • Soak peas in water overnight,next day wash it 
  • Peel potatoes and cut into small cubes and keep aside
  • Pressure cook the potatoes and peas in 2 cups of water with salt till done 
  • Heat 1 tsp oil in a pan and fry coriander seeds,mustard seeds and cumin seeds for 2 minutes
  • Grind these with grated coconut,fried red chillies,tamarind ,turmeric powder and grind to a smooth paste 
  • Add this paste to cooked potatoes and peas and boil for a while till the gravy thickens,add salt if needed
  • Add green chillies,onion and coriander leaves and close the lid and cook for another 10-15 minutes
  • Lastly for tempering heat 1 tsp oil in a pan and add crushed garlic and fry till golden brown and then add this to the gravy and serve hot with steamed rice