Spinach Peas in Rich Tomato Gravy
Cooking is like love if you are passionate about it. It is the weekend again and the smell of rich-saucy spinach peas will wake your taste buds up. It has the power to bring everyone at your home together in the dining area. This recipe is simple, tasty and nutritious. It will give you a flavour of the true Indian lifestyle through traditional cooking.
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
Spinach ½ kg
Onion 1 (medium, finely chopped)
Peas 1/3 cup (boiled)
Tomatoes 3 (large, pureed)
Green chillies 2 (finely chopped)
Ginger 1” piece (grated)
Garlic 4 flakes (crushed)
Green cardamom 2 (powdered)
Cloves 2 (powdered)
Sugar a pinch
Pure ghee 1 tbsp
Fresh cream 2tbsp
Garam masala ½ tsp
Red chilli powder ½ tsp
Pressure cook spinach with onion, green chillies and half cup water. Give a whistle and keep on low flame for five minutes. Remove from flame and let it cool.
Blend in food processor.
Heat pure ghee in a pan. Add cardamom and cloves powder together.
Add garlic and ginger paste and saute till it changes its colour.
Add tomato puree. Cook on low flame for five minutes.
Add salt, red chilli powder and garam masala.
Add spinach and pinch of sugar. Cover and cook on low flame for fifteen minutes.
Add boiled peas and give a good stir.
Add fresh cream and mix well.
Serve hot with chapatti or paratha.
Spend time with your family and friends this weekend but don’t miss the pleasure of cooking and eating together this amazing dish.