Monday, March 4, 2013

Matar Makhana/Puffed Lotus Seeds & Peas Gravy

If i make rotis for our dinner, i usually goes for a quick chutney or else i'll serve the rotis simply with a gravy i prepared for our lunch. When i choosed puffed lotus seeds as the main ingredient for this week's blogging marathon's theme, i really want to give a try to an easy matar makhana, i know my family wont be very happy with this dish but i really want to give a try and finally cooked this gravy. As a mom, i have to break my head everytime to feed my kids with some healthy stuffs atleast twice a day. When i came know about the health values of this seeds, i really want to add them in a gravy to serve along with the rotis so that they wont notice the addition of these seeds if they are cooked along with their favourite vegetable the famous 'green peas'.

Seriously i never cooked these puffed lotus seeds aka fox nuts in a gravy also i never had a chance to taste them, obviously i was waiting eagerly to taste this curry with some rotis. Thanks god,we just loved it, this gravy turned out extremely creamy,delicious and nutty, everyone at home simply enjoyed thoroughly this matar makhana with their rotis for their dinner.This gravy is my second day post for this week's blogging marathon.Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#26.



30nos Puffed lotus seeds/Foxnuts/Makhana
1cup Green peas (frozen)
2nos Onions (chopped roughly)
2nos Tomatoes (chopped roughly)
1tsp Ginger garlic paste
1tsp Red chilly powder
1/2tsp Garam masala powder
1tbsp Coriander powder
Salt
1/2tsp Shahjeera
2nos Bay leaves
Oil
1tbsp Butter
Few coriander leaves (chopped)

To grind :
1/2cup Yogurt
5nos Cashewnuts
5nos Almonds

Grind the ingredients given under the list to grind as a smooth and fine paste and keep aside.

Heat oil in a pan, fry the lotus seeds for few minutes until they turns crispy,keep aside.

In the same pan,heat oil and the butter, fry the shahjeera, bay leaves until they turns brown.

Meanwhile grind the onions and tomatoes as bit coarse paste.

Once the spices turns brown,add this grounded paste,ginger garlic paste,cook for few minutes until the raw smell goes away.

Add now the frozen peas, roasted lotus seeds to the cooking paste along with red chilly powder,garam masala powder, coriander powder and salt,cook for few more minutes.

Now add the grounded paste to the pan and cook everything in simmer.

Add enough water to adjust the thickness of the gravy and cook in simmer for few minutes.

Put off the stove, add the chopped coriander leaves, give a stir.

Serve with rotis.

44 comments:

  1. Such an evergreen dish in a north Indian house hold :)

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  2. wow...very exotic dish...sounds lovely

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  3. OMG ! What a healthy and rich gravy... Looking forward more on Foxnut Priya (If possible)
    http://recipe-excavator.blogspot.com

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  4. Even i wanted to try makhana,after knowing its health benifits, your recipe looks very delicious n easy to try...

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  5. I must get these nuts jsut to mek this gravy.

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  6. Very healthy gravy. loved the color

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  7. Aks I love your serving tray :) i have never heard of lotus puffed seed... does it taste like jackfruit seed? just curious... :)

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  8. mouth watering dishes will be served here everytime i visit....

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  9. Looks so delicious and tempting..

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  10. Curry looks yum ..nicely done

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  11. very innovative and delicious looking gravy...

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  12. c'est bien délicieux
    bonne journée

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  13. We make this curry very often..and Priya you will love it.Lotus stem, seeds, both are delicious..just that some have to develop the taste.

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  14. I've never cooked with lotus seeds before.....your posts are tempting me to try it out.

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  15. This is soo tempting, makana in a gravy.. wow!

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  16. J'essaye de m'imaginer toutes les saveurs qu'il y a dans ce plat.
    Je passe manger chez toi.
    A bientôt

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  17. INTERESTING RECIPE SIS , I HAD NEVER TASTED MAKAHANA , IT MUST BE DELICIOUS.......

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  18. another interesting use of the seeds

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  19. Love makhana, we sometimes do with paneer makhana and green peas..looking at the gravy, makes me hungry..hugs and smiles

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  20. Never made anything with lotus seeds..looks yummy. Love your serving tray of phulkas

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  21. Never tried n tasted this seeds,looks yumm....

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  22. Next time i m definitely buying this from Indian shop here!!! gravy looks very delicious!!!! Bookmarking!!! :)

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  23. You never fail to surprise me with your versatility. In this recipe also I am surprised to find yogurt in the 'to grind' list.

    Curry looks very nice!

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  24. Lovely combo priya... Hope to try...

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  25. Never heard of this combo sounds interesting

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  26. have seen this in Indian grocery but haven't tasted or known about it before...curry sounds interesting...nice presentation..i too love the tray :)

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  27. slurp, drooling here rite now, very tempting curry....

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  28. u know I haven't cooked with makhana at all...should bring and try this dish!...very tempting!

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  29. such a mouthwatering recipe, loved it

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  30. I am tempted to make this priya!!Looks very nice

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  31. It surely looks very tempting Priya..good that your kids liked it..:)

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  32. Gravy looks delicious Priya. I need to learn a few trick gfrom you to make my daughter eat...

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  33. Never made anything with lotus seeds sounds interesting ka....love ur serving tray...

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  34. so many uses of majhana, this is nice recipe for side dish

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  35. I am going to buy a bag of lotus seeds and going to try all your recipes :) Awesome!

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  36. Very tempting gravy. Should start cooking with makhana!

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  37. Very different recipe. Hats off to you for coming up with exotic recipes with Lotus seeds

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  38. Need to grab some. Here only I came to know puffed lotus seeds for first time, I don't know I can find this ingredient here if so need to try all your recipes. It's tempting me.

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  39. nice gravy.. with curd base too.. I love the bread basket (or tray)..

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  40. wow, you aare coming up with nice variations using these lotus roots. Love the presentation.

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  41. Super delicious gravy dish with makhana & peas.. Yummy!!

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  42. sounds like a rich gravy with cashews. I dont know how thos Lotus seed taste. I need to try this one sometimes.

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