Green Peas Masala / Matar Masala / Mutter Masala

Green peas and sweetcorn have a permanent place in my freezer. Be it a dish or snack, both turn very handy to prepare any quick dish. So, I always stock them. Being in India, It is difficult to keep frozen peas and sweetcorn for a long time run due the frequent power cuts. So I stopped buying frozen peas for now and started using the fresh peas.

This gravy is prepared at my home for more than seven years. To be specific, I started making this dish from the time I bought Nita Mehta's cook book. :-) Whenever fresh green peas are abundant, I always buy and make this gravy which goes very well with roti.

Basic Information:

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 20-30 minutes
Serves: 3-4


For Grinding:

Red onion - 2 nos., medium size
Tomato - 3 nos., medium size
Ginger - 1 inch piece
Garlic - 3 cloves
Black cardamom - 1 no.
Cloves - 2 nos.

For Gravy:

Green peas - 1 and 1/4 cups, fresh or frozen
Oil -  1 tablespoon
Cumin seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
Red chilli powder - 2 teaspoons
Coriander powder - 2 teaspoons
Garam masala - 1/4 teaspoon
Turmeric Powder - a big pinch
Salt - to taste
Thick yogurt/ curd - 1/4 cup - 1/2 cup, beaten well
Water - 2 cups
Lemon juice - few drops, optional


1) Grind all the ingredients given under  'for grinding' and make it into a smooth paste.
2) Heat oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds and allow it to splutter

3) Add the ground paste and use half cup of water to rinse the jar and add to the pan. Mix well.
4) Cook till the gravy becomes thick and oil stars oozing out.

5) Add red chilli powder, coriander powder, garam masala, turmeric powder and salt. Mix well.
6) Fry for 3 minutes. Add remaining water and bring it to a nice boil.

7) Add yogurt and green peas when the gravy is slightly thick. Simmer till the gravy becomes thick and green so that the peas is cooked well.

8) Serve hot with Roti.


1) The original recipe form the cookbook uses amchoor powder which I skipped here. Instead I have added lemon juice. You can choose any of these two as per your taste.

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Tempting cllicks....... Peas masala looks delicious!!

this looks fabulous. nice click

looks so perfect side dish

Wow peas masala looks tempting and spicy!!

Delicious looking curry and lovely clicks.

yummy pics.. loving all the colorful accessories..

shall make for my husband i am sure he gonna love it :)

very nice recipe query madam about adding curd.when we add beaten curd into hot gravy it will get curdled(cooked)isn't it madam. if it so what should i do madam?

Hi Anonymous, Try to use full fat milk and add it when the gravy is simmering. if it is still curdling, then mix it with a teaspoon of cornstarch/atta and add to the gravy.

I'm from India. After getting married I just came to Dubai. I don't know cooking I just for follow your recepies and serve to my husband. Thanks.

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