February 4, 2010

Gajar Matar Bhaji / Carrot Green Peas Stir Fry

This recipe is inspired from my childhood friend Kalyani's mother. Kalyani used to get this dish quiet frequently in school lunch box and it used to be my favourite one. I extended it a bit ahead and added green peas to it. Carrot-Peas combination along with roasted peanuts tasted sooo yummy that you too must try this simple, tasty and healthy recipe. Posting this entry to Siri's Healing Food Carrot Event hosted by Suma's Veggie Platter.

2 cups grated Carrots
1/2 cup peas
4 tbsp roasted peanuts coarse powder (Danyacha koot in Marathi)
1-2 green chillies finely chopped
Salt to taste
1 tsp sugar (optional in case carrots are sweet)
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp Asafoetida/Hing
2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp goda masala
3-4 tbsp Oil
Coriander finely chopped

  1. Heat oil in a kadai. Add cumin, mustard seeds. After they splutter, add asafoetida, turmeric and green chillies. Fry till chillies change colour.
  2. Now add Carrot and peas and sauté well for 3-4 min. Sprinkle little water and cook covered on low flame for next 5 min.
  3. Remove the lid and add goda masala and roasted peanuts powder. Its better to have coarse powder to get good taste and feel while eating.
  4. Mix well. If the mixture becomes very dry, sprinkle little water and cook covered again for 2 min.
  5. Switch off the flame, garnish with coriander and serve hot with chapati or bhakri.

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Nithu Bala said...

Hi Tanmaya, I'm new to your place..you have a wonderful space here..carrot green peas looks very tempting..love this colorful curry..I'm following you..
drop on at my blog when you get time..


Tanmaya Kulkarni said...

Hi Nithu,
Thanks much for your time and feedback. You too have a nice website. Am now following you... :)

Suma Gandlur said...

I love carrot subzis in any avatar and thanks for this healthy subzi.

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