Peas Coconut Masala is a very simple recipe to cook but yet it is a super tasty gravy or curry recipe. This Matar Masala or peas coconut masala is a perfect blend of South Indian and North Indian recipe taste because of the combination of ingredients used in this recipe.
Peas are good source of protein and contain low amount of fats, high amount of fibre and no cholesterol. Coconut, likewise, is also very nutritious as it contains fibre, vitamin C and E and plenty of other vitamins. Peas and coconut together in a recipe is a great combination. So this Peas Coconut Masala or Matar Masala recipe is packed with full of health benefits.
This coconut matar masala recipe was a random thought as no other veggies were left out in my fridge. So I prepared this coconut Peas Masala using some leftover items which turned out really well and importantly as a healthy option which many of us look for.
I have used simple ingredients which are generally available almost always in our kitchen. I did not use red chilli powder for this recipe and used green chilies instead, because I wanted to maintain the green colour of the peas. I also used coriander and some cashews to prepare gravy masala to maintain its green look.
And, importantly, I have used very less oil (just a tablespoon) for this Peas Coconut Masala recipe which makes it “almost” an oil free recipe. Most of the recipes contain ghee, malai, cheese, paneer etc., I haven’t used ghee or any malai (cream) while preparing this peas masala gravy because I wanted this recipe to be a Vegan friendly recipe. So cook this Peas Masala or Matar masala recipe at home and you are going to love this, specially if you are a fitness lover or looking for vegan recipe options.
If you like gravy or masala recipes then I suggest you to visit my another blog for Restaurant Style Dal Makhani Recipe from my North Indian recipes collection.
If you have read everything above, you almost got an idea about the ingredients I have used for this Peas Coconut Masala recipe. Let’s quickly check the cooking method of this tasty matar masala or peas masala recipe. I hope you will love to try this simple Matar Masala recipe prepared using coconut and cashews.
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Tasty Peas and Coconut Masala Recipe | South and North Indian taste combined in a single recipe
Ingredients for Peas Coconut Masala Recipe
Cooking method for Peas Coconut Masala Recipe
Soak cashews in hot water for 30 minutes (or you can also boil cashews for 7 to 10 mins).
Transfer coconut chunks, green chilies, ginger, soaked cashews along with water and coriander in a grinder jar.
Grind all the ingredients to make a little coarse mixture or a smooth pure (as per your choice).
Heat kadhai and add oil to it. Once oil is hot, add cumin seeds and allow it to splutter.
Now add all spices - turmeric powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, garam masala and saute for a minute.
Add coconut and cashew puree to the kadhai and mix well.
Add just a little water and close the lid. Cook for 5 to 7 minutes on a medium flame until water evaporates.
Now add peas to the coconut mixture, salt and some water to adjust consistency. Close the lid and simmer for another 7 to 8 minutes on a medium flame.
Tasty Peas Coconut Masala is ready.
Serve Peas Coconut Masala recipe with Roti, Puri, Phulke or rice.