Wednesday 16 May 2007

Thick Spicy Mixed Pea Curry

This recipe is healthy, tasty and filling!

I do not always use creamed tomatoes in my curries so I thought it was about time I shared a spicy dish with a vegetable base.

for the vegetables

1 Tin Chickpeas

1/2 Tin Green Peas

2 Tomato's

1 Medium Sweet Potato(chopped small)

2 Carrots(diced small)

1/2 Swede(diced small)

3 Small Onions(chopped)

1 Handful Broccoli(chopped small)

1 Handful Mushrooms (chopped)

Olive Oil

for the spices

1/2 tsp Chili Powder(or required amount)

1 heaped tsp Turmeric

1 tsp Cumin Powder

1 tsp Ground Coriander

2 heaped tsp Garam Massala

Pinch Ground Cloves

Pinch Coriander Seeds

Pinch Black Mustard Seeds

Large Pinch Cumin Seeds

approx inch Fresh Ginger

2 Cloves Garlic

Getting Started

1. Grind your fresh ginger and garlic together and put to the side for later.

2. Take your two tomato's put 3-4 slices around each one (not deep just on the skin) put them into a bowl and cover with boiling hot water. Leave for 2 minutes or so.

You should start to see the tomato skin peeling back, turn them over with a spoon so each side peels off. When you see it peeling you can take them out and discard the water.
(This will only take a minute or two.)

Peel the skin off the tomato's, it should come off easily. Chop up small and leave to the side for later.

3. Lightly simmer your chickpeas to soften and put to the side for later.

On To The Main

Boil your carrots, swede and sweet potato until nearly soft.

You may get some 'scum' floating in the pan.

Scoop it out with a ladle or spoon.

Once your carrots, swede and sweet potato are almost cooked add your tomatoes and broccoli - keep cooking for 6-10 minutes or until they all soften. (broccoli and tomatoes do not take very long)

When cooked drain off the water into a dish and keep to the side.

Do not discard water as you will use this soon.

Mash the vegetables into a thick veggies paste.

Now brown your onions in a new pan.

Add your seeds and stir well.

Add your garlic/ginger paste and lower the heat a little.

Now turn your heat down and add all your spices except garam massala. You may need to add some more olive oil here to help blend and break down the spices.

Add your mashed carrot vegetables to your pan and stir well.

Add your mushrooms and water from the vegetables. Only add enough to loosen the curry a little remember you want it to be thick in texture.

Add your green peas and garam masala.

Add your chickpeas and stir well.

Simmer for a few minutes.

Serve with your favourite bread. Enjoy.


Raaga said...

Very healthy... I will try this next weekend. SO many veggies form the gravy... love it already.

FH said...

Mmmm..!!! YUM!! Jeena,that is one good looking curry.Looks and sounds delicious,love the pics,so detailed:))

Shobana senthilkumar said...

Hi jeena,
i was hunting some recipe(chappati side dish) for my tonight menu...
Thank god u posted some good one with all the ingredients which i have at home...
i will give u my feedback tm...

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

Hey, this one looks wonderful!!! And its even healthy with all the vegetables it contains!! thanx :)

MR said...

Hi Jeena,
this is one of the most detailed
recipe with pictures I have seen by far, great recipe!!!

Sharmi said...

awesome recipe Jeena. you have made it look so yummy and great. loved all the combination of spices you have used. must try it out.

Seena said...

I can guess the taste of the dish! Love it with chappathis..

Chef Jeena said...

Hi Raaga thanks for visiting :) Glad you like the recipe.

Hey Asha thankyou for your comment :)

Hi Priar's I'm glad you have all the ingredients I love it when I read a recipe and realise I have the ingredients :) I'm glad you like the recipe do let me know how it goes:)

Hi Ramya's mane adige thanks for stopping by, I'm happy you like it :)

Hey Mallurecipes thankyou for the compliment :) I like to make my recipes as simple as I can for people :)

Hey Sharmi thanks for dropping by :) glad you like the recipe :)

Hi Seena thanks for stopping by :)

Prema Sundar said...

So many interesting steps... one can just make the recipe without even reading it Jeena.looks lovely. thanks

Chef Jeena said...

Hi Premar Sundar Thankyou glad you like the recipe :)

Prajusha said...

hi jeena
nice curry for chappathis.Nice pics

jayakarthik said...

wow jeen looks yummy
a very detailed pics wonderful
and many veggie recipes too will try out eat one daily if not daily atleast it in weekends
thanks for the this creative recipe.

Laura-Marie said...

When do you add the garam masala?

Chef Jeena said...

Hi Laura-Marie,

Add the garam masala along with the peas.

Laura-Marie said...

Thank you--I missed it! Wonderful curry!