Carrot and peas gravy

All that feasting and craving, over sweets and delicacies, definitely adds its contribution to our waist line. Beginning with a conscious start towards a healthy diet, I prepared this carrot and peas gravy, without oil. I must say the gravy tasted as good as when prepared in oil. This felt good, healthy and nutritious too! This recipe would help those who would like to cook a nutrition filled, tasty and oil free dish!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup shelled Green peas
  • 1 large Carrot –diced
  • 1 large Onion
  • 1 large Tomato
  • 1 tsp Ginger-garlic paste
  • 1/2 tsp  turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • ½ tsp coriander powder
  • ½ tsp pepper powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Water
  • Garnish- finely chopped coriander leaves

Method:

  • In a mixer or blender put in roughly chopped onions and tomatoes and blend to a coarse paste. Then add the ginger-garlic paste to it and blend once again to smooth paste.
  • In a pressure cooker (when hot) put in the above paste and sauté for few seconds. To this add all the spice powders, salt and stir-fry well.
  • Then add the carrot and peas to this masala and fry well again till the vegetables look well coated with the masala.
  • Add water (about 1-1 ½ cup) enough for vegetables to cook.
  • Cook this till about 5-7 minutes (one whistle is fine)/ if cooking in a pan, cook covered on low flame for about 10-15 mins till the vegetables are done.
  • Garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves and serve hot with rotis, paranthas, naans and phulkas or with white steamed rice.

Preparation Time: 25 minutes

Serves: 4

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