Thursday, June 19, 2014

Green Peas, Potato & Puffed Lotus Seeds In Green Gravy/Aloo Matar Makhane Ki Subzi

A healthy dinner at home goes for soft chappathis and a fingerlicking side dish. Most of our dinner will be either rotis or soups and salads. Its been quite a routine at home if i make soups or salads for a monday dinner obviously the next day will be definitely rotis.I love to make different subzis to enjoy along with those rotis. My lil one love potato and peas combination in curries, and this time i prepared that usual aloo matar bit differently by adding makhana aka fox nuts.Makhana or Puffed lotus seeds are known also as foxnuts, these are the seeds of the lotus flower. Makhana or puffed lotus seeds are very versatile and you can make many dishes out of it either as sweet or savory. You can make many delicious, rich dishes with this foxnuts and they can be made with ease.

This subzi is prepared with simple ingredients but with a green masala, which goes for both mint and coriander leaves. When served as side dish with rotis, this gravy tastes fabulous, its a prefect side dish for any type of parathas or rotis. Stuffed or not, parathas should be served with a side dish at home and we had this fingerlicking, aromatic gravy with chappathis for our dinner few days back. I used dried, soaked and pressure cooked green peas in this gravy. For the past two days, am posting recipes with green peas as am running this week's blogging marathon with Pick one ingredient and i picked Greenpeas from the list suggested by Valli. This gravy tastes equally delicious when served even along with hot piping rice.So do give a try to this different and definitely a delicious gravy in case if you have puffed lotus seeds at home.Sending this post to Ahlan Ramadan-The Healthy Way.Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#41. 

30nos Puffed lotus seeds/Foxnuts/Makhana
3nos Potatoes (cubed)
1cup Green peas (pressure cooked)
2nos Onions (chopped roughly)
2nos Tomatoes (chopped roughly)
1tsp Ginger garlic paste
1tsp Red chilly powder
1/2tsp Garam masala powder
1tbsp Coriander powder
1/2tsp Shahjeera
2nos Bay leaves
1tbsp Butter
Few coriander leaves (chopped)

To grind :
1/4cup Grated coconut
1tsp Fennel seeds
1/2cup Mint leaves
1/2cup Coriander leaves
1tsp Black pepper
1/2tsp Cumin seeds
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 onion-tomato grounded paste,ginger garlic paste,cook for few minutes until the raw smell goes away.

Add the cubed potatoes, cook for few more minutes.

Now add the cooked green peas 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 , add now the already roasted lotus seeds and cook in simmer for few minutes.

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

Serve with rotis.


  1. Priya, your subzi looks amazing..very nice combination of ingredients..

  2. Such an amazing combination!!! Yum...

  3. A lovely combination of flavours. I would love to dip flatbread into that gravy.

  4. subzi looks great! nice combo.. perfect for steamed rice also

  5. I am yet to try/taste this puffed lotus seed, the curry sounds so flavorful and yummy...perfect combo for rotis!

  6. Loved d combination of matar n makhane sounds great

  7. That is amazing combination....lovely !

  8. Delicious combo..... never tried curry with lotus seeds, will try this !

  9. Puffed lotus seed is something new.. Looks delicious

  10. Priya the sabzi looks yum. I love the makhana added. Now I need to make this asap.

  11. Ooooooh that gravy is making me drool!! want to grab some bread and taste some of that delicious looking gravy

  12. Looks so delicious and very healthy. I wish I get puffed lotus seeds here to try this recipe, very tempting.

  13. Lovely recipe and pictures..looks delicious!

  14. what an amazing combo! subzi looks yumm..

  15. Lovely combination, curry looks very tasty

  16. healthy unique n delicious tastes..yummyy :)

  17. Finger licking good... I can imagine the taste.. yumm yumm

  18. tell me whether you have left any ingredient on earth yet to be tried in your kitchen....i am sure your family cant get rnough of your enthhusiam with the recipes and variety and each one looks like a perfect dish..including this one

  19. This is a hit combo ..and made regularly in our house though the gravy is different. The sabzi looks delicious.

  20. tis is jus amazing.. never in my drwma slwd hv thot to mix these combo.. u r jus grt aka

  21. Looks so delicious.... thanks for linking

  22. never had or cooked with lotus seeds. Next time I go to Indian market will have to see if they have them to try this delicious looking dish

  23. Yummy combo!! Perfect side dish to just about anything.

  24. Such a tempting curry, I have always wanted to try lotus seeds curry :) now I know which recipe to try.

  25. A good way to make use of the lotus seeds. Thanks for the idea. Love the recipe combination.

  26. Thank you for the really unique recipe! Didn't have puffed lotus seeds/green peas readily available at home, so I subbed paneer to equally yummy results! :) Cheers


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