Monday, December 14, 2009

Gajar Matar, Spiced Carrot And Peas


This is another vegetarian dish I cooked for our Indian meals last week. It is a very easy to prepare dish but so delicious even harden meat eater will be satisfied. Double the quantity as it has proven to be very popular in the tummies' household.
P.S I served this with Kheema matar, puri, papadum and a cucumber and tomato raita.


serves 4 as part of an Indian meal;
you'll need;
250g of cubed carrot
250g of peas
2 tsp of cumin seeds
1/2 tsp of chili powder
1/2 tsp of turmeric powder
1 tbs of cumin powder
1 tbs of coriander powder
1/2 tbs of garam masala

for the spice paste;
1 small onion
2 cloves of garlic
small knob of ginger
3 green chilies
Blend everything for a course paste

Fry cumin seeds til they pop follow by the spice paste, fry til brown and add carrot, continue to cook for 2 minutes. Add the dry spices and cook for a further minute.

Chuck in the peas and 2 tbs of water and fry til most of the water evaporates, check for seasonings.

Serve as part of an Indian meal.

30 comments:

  1. Nice side dish, I;m always looking for vegetarian side dishes for my next curry night! Thanks!

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  2. I am so going to make this. it sounds and looks absolutely yum.Thanks for the idea n the recipe!!!

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  3. Well done S !! We haven't made this for a while, thanks for the reminder!!

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  4. This have got to taste great with all the spices. It looks really delicious!

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  5. oh this one is awesome I will be making this one, keep em coming

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  6. WOW! I gotta check what I have in the pantry, might try this one tomorrow! That looks really great!

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  7. I love the colors, it's wonderfull and sunny
    And I surely love this

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  8. Mary,
    Thanks! hope this will be a new addition for you.

    zurin,
    Thanks! It tastes and looks a lot better than my photos haha!

    Vijay,
    Thanks buddy! I'm not a big fan of carrot but this is great!

    tracieMoo ,
    Thanks! Yeah it has got a really good balance!

    Chow and Chatter,
    Thanks! Will do :)

    Angie,
    Thanks! go raid your pantry now :)

    chapot,
    Thanks! It is quite a pretty dish with the colour contrast.

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  9. Tempting click!!Healthy and delicious..perfect with rice..:)

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  10. Harriet from CarltonDecember 15, 2009 at 8:36 AM

    This is such a colourful dish, I can imagine all the flavours from the different spices too. Thanks for another recipe!

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  11. Oh I was waiting for your new post since friday haha. This one looks great!

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  12. Great colourful side dish!!

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  13. Oh it is good to see more vegetarian side dishes on your blog!!

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  14. Harriet,
    Thanks!

    love to eat,
    Oh I wa just catching up with friends over the weekend, didn't realise I haven't posted anything since fri haha

    Anonymous,
    Thanks!!

    Anu,
    Yeah there will be more coming!!

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  15. Oh yes and there is a lot of mutter in the market now.

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  16. Looks good and colourful! Must bookmark this :D

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  17. Indian food is one of my favorites and I am going vegan for a month in January so this might have to go on the list.

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  18. This looks like a great dish! Such a vibrant looking dish!

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  19. Haddock,
    Oh with fresh matar the dish will taste even better!!

    Anncoo,
    Thanks! let me know when you make it!

    Devon ,
    Oh it will be perfect for your vegan month!!

    KL girl in MELB ,
    Thanks! It taste very good too!

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  20. Hi ...i came here for the first time and loved you blog..
    this gajar matar is a north indian's favorite n your pictures are making me drool...

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  21. Oh this is my favourite dish!! thanks for the recipe!

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  22. Oh more vegetarian food please!!! :)
    Pam

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  23. tigerfish,
    It is indeed!! :)

    Fresh Local and Best,
    Thanks!! :)

    sangeeta,
    Thanks!!! I'm glad you think it's good :)

    Gurmit,
    You are welcome :)

    Pam,
    More on the way!!!

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  24. Good looking side dish, so easy to prepare too!

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  25. just bumped in this blog..was looking for gajar matar subzi...and myy myy...you have just made it perfectly..want to try your way soon..Peek-in our blog whenever time permits...

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  26. fitzroy,
    Totally agree with you!

    A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine,
    Oh thanks for your comment, I'll certainly do that!

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  27. This is one of my all time favourites! I remember eating THREE chapattis with this just because I loved it so much- And I still do!

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  28. Oh really! That is great! Are you sure just the 3? :)

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