Wednesday, 5 March 2014

#13 Easy Peasy Masala Peas

First, an apology for not having posted anything yummy for the past few days. We have had a number of things going on. For starters we finally got curtain rods in the house. So, I was busy stitching the curtains and Varun was busy with his CAT studies (he'd been on a rather extended break). Also, Varun bought me some gorgeous fabric and I've had a lot of stitching inspiration! I've joined a design course, so got rather excited and have been playing around with my new 'drawing book' and all the different kinds of pastels. We really haven't had the time to cook, and have been eating khaman for the past few days! We couldn't take it any longer and the fastest, easiest thing that came to mind were these masala peas.

Varun is a genius when it comes to shortcuts. All his recipes are incredibly easy to make and barely take any time. In spite of that, they are incredibly yummy and you can't help but ask for seconds. Varun's Easy Peasy Masala Peas literally take less than 30 seconds to make. He's made these yummy peas hundreds of times and they are the perfect 'biting'. Also, they are incredibly healthy so you can eat them by the kilo!

The recipe is fairly straightforward. You need peas, red chili powder, dried mango powder, coriander and cumin powder and some salt. You can use either frozen or fresh peas, as long as they're sweet. If you're using frozen, make sure to thaw them (or they'll release water once they hit the heat). You can also adjust the amount of spices that go in, the amounts given below produce a slightly tangy and moderately spicy product.

Heat up just a tad of oil in a frying pan on a high flame and throw the peas in. Quickly toss them for about 10 seconds so they get lightly coated with the oil. Sprinkle all the spices on top and saute for a further 10-15 seconds till the spices release their delicious fragrance! A squeeze of lemon and done!


  • 250g Peas (fresh or frozen)
  • 3/4tsp Red Chili Powder
  • 2tsp Dried Mango Powder (amchur)
  • 2tsp Coriander and Cumin Powder (dhania-jeera powder)
  • 1tsp Salt
  • 2tsp Oil
  • Squeeze of lemon (optional)
Heat up the oil on a high flame and add the peas. Saute for about 10 seconds.

Add all the spices and saute for 10-15 seconds or till the spices become fragrant.

Serve hot with a squeeze of lemon.

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