Saturday, December 10, 2011
Methi Mutter Malai and My First Event announcement
Peas....Yes..in season now and i have stored loads of it in the freezer. Though my daughter is not a great fan of this vegetable , she somehow seems to like this particular preparation.It is way different without the usual tomatoes in any gravy.Methi in it gives that nice flavour.
Green peas 1 cup
Methi leaves 3/4 cup
Milk 1/2 cup
Cumin seeds 1 tsp
Cream 2-3 tbsp
Oil 1 tbsp
Salt to taste
FOR THE MASALA
Green chilli 1
Ginger 1/2" piece
Garlic 1 clove
Cashew nuts 1 tbsp
Poppy seeds 2tsp
Oil 1 tsp
Heat a pan and dry roast the cashew and poppy seeds.Transfer it to a plate and keep it aside.Now add1 tsp oil to the same pan and saute the onion till transparent. Add the garlic and chilli and saute for a minute.Let it cool. Grind all these ingredients with ginger into a smooth paste.
Wash the methi leaves, add 1/2 tsp of salt and keep it aside.After 10 minutes squeeze it and it is ready to use. This process removes the biter taste from the leaves.
Boil the peas either in stove top method or microwave and keep it aside.
In a pan heat 1 tbsp of oil and fry the prepared paste till the raw flavor goes away. See to it that it does not change colour.
Add milk cream and sugar and continue to cook in a very low flame for 5 minutes till everything comes together.
Now add the peas and methi leaves and salt and cook for another 5-7 minutes in medium flame continuously stirring.
Rich creamy side dish ready to be served with any Indian bread
kalyani had announced about the healthy lunch box idea , it looked very novel and interesting too.I am sure all moms are looking for some way to incude healty diet for their kids and what better way then to take up a central ingredient and cook some healthy ideas for that So for this month I shall be hosting HLI started by Kalyani.This month the central ingredient is PEAS or Pisum sativum.
Pea pods are botanically fruits(since they contain seeds of pea flower) But for culinary purposes it is used as a vegetable.Green peas contains some starch, sugar and phytonutrients. These phyto nutrients provide us with key antioxidant and anti inflammatory benefits. To know more about the health benefits of Green peas check this Link
Here are some rules for this event
1. Cook a recipe using either fresh, frozen or dries peas
as a central ingredient
2. Please send fresh entries & a maximum of 2 archived entries (linked and re-posted) please.
3. As this is a vegetarian blog, please send in Vegetarian entries only.Eggs are allowed in baking
4.Please do use the logo to spread word and link it to this event announcement page as well as Kalyani's post.
5.Since this event is all about healthy lunch box ideas, Entries can be for kids' snacks or lunchbox items or after-school light bites but not deep fried - would welcome grilled / tossed / stir fry options..
Your blog name and URL
Name of the recipe
Link to your post
Picture of the recipe (pls limit this to max 300 px)
Use of logo will be appreciated
7. Non bloggers please send in your entries with the detailed recipe and a picture not more than 300px attached to veena060669(at)gmail(dot)com
Looking forward to all those healthy ideas!!!!Thank you Kalyani for letting me be a host for your lovely event!!!