Jun 13, 2014

Matar Makhana Curry

Matar Makhana is rich and creamy gravy which prepared with puffed lotus seeds and green peas in gravy of tomatoes and onions. For this recipe, you can fry the phool makhana and peas in oil which enhance the taste. You can serve this gravy with Indian breads like naan, paratha and puris. For thick gravy, you can add khoya or cream which gives royal texture to this gravy. This time I choose cooking with alphabet theme, for this I cooked M for Matar Makhana curry.

Preparation Time: 15 Minutes
Cooking Time: 20 Minutes
Servings: 4
Category: Gravies

1 Cup Phool Makhana
1 Cup Green Peas
3 Medium Sized Tomatoes, Diced
2 Small Onions, Diced
2 Green Chilies, Chopped
1 Tsp. Ginger, Grated
12 Cashews, Halves
4 Tbsp. Canola Oil
1 Tsp. Cumin Seeds
Pinch of Asafoetida
1/2 Tsp. Turmeric Powder
2 Tsp. Coriander Powder
Salt to taste
1 Tsp. Red Chili Powder
1/4 Tsp. Garam Masala
Green Coriander Leaves, for garnishing

Prepare ground paste of tomatoes, onion, green chilies and half cashews in grinder.
Heat the oil in deep kadai. When oil is hot enough, fry the phool makhana and remaining cashews till to golden. Drain them on kitchen towel to remove excess oil and keep aside.
Add cumin seeds and ginger in same oil and sauté for 1 minute.
When cumin starts splutter, add peas, ground paste, turmeric powder, coriander powder and red chili powder. Sauté till to oil comes on the top of gravy.
Add fried cashews, phool makhana and salt, and mix well. Add water or cream to adjust the thickness of gravy.
Add green coriander and garam masala for garnishing. Serve hot gravy with Indian bread.

Notes: if gravy consistency is thin, then add bread crumbs.

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  1. Matar makhana curry looks good and such a nice curry to serve with roties or even rice.

  2. Curry looks so rich n tempting...

  3. Love makhanas in curry, i prepared almost something this friday.

  4. rich and tempting........ curry...........

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  6. do link at Cooking With Seeds http://abowlofcurry.blogspot.in/2014/05/event-announcement-cooking-with-seeds.html

  7. Such a creamy & delicious curry. Looks yummy!!

  8. never worked with lotus seeds before but this looks so good

  9. Nicely done. I had attempted this before and we all loved the texture.


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