Whenever I am really hungry and want something quick to prepare for a side dish, mutter (peas) comes to my mind. The frozen peas comes so much in handy and cooks through so fast. A lot of dish could be prepared by using mutter as the main ingredient or one among many ingredients and that’s the versatility of this humble vegetable. Most of the sides prepared with mutter goes very well with roti, paratha or even naan. So whenever you are in a time crunch and want to cook something yummy and fast, try mutter recipes.
1 cup frozen mutter
1/4 tsp mustard seeds
1/4 tsp jeera seeds
1 to 1 & 1/2 tbsp plain yogurt
1/2 tomato diced
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp red chili powder or per taste
1 tsp dhania powder
1 tsp oil
A pinch of garam masala (Badshah brand is preferred)
Salt per taste
Fresh cilantro for garnish
Thaw mutter and keep aside. Mix turmeric powder, red chili powder, salt, dhania powder in dahi (yogurt). Add some water to this mixture if its too thick. Heat oil in a sauce pan, add mustard seeds, let it splutter, then add jeera seeds. On a low flame pour the dahi mixture and stir. Use a whisk if needed to prevent curdles. Increase the heat to bring to a boil and until raw dahi smell is gone, add some water if the mixture is thick. Now add the mutter, bring it to a boil and finally add the tomatoes and cilantro for freshness and color. Adjust the gravy thickness by adding some extra water, taste, add seasonings accordingly.
NOTE: If dahi is not sour at all, add more tomatoes or lime juice and let it cook. This dish bests tastes if it is slightly tangy but not too much.