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.
serves 4 as part of an Indian meal;
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.