Hirva Vatana ani Batata bhaji / Green Peas and Potato Curry

green peas curry marathi recipe

Serves – 3

Ingredients

hirva vatana bhaji recipe

  • Hirva vatana / Fresh Green peas – 500 grams
  • Potato – 1 (cut into medium sized cubes)
  • Onion – 1 (finely chopped)
  • Tomato – 1 (finely chopped)
  • Cloves of garlic – 5-6 (minced)
  • Ginger – 1 inch piece (minced)
  • Roasted dry grated coconut – 1 tbsp
  • Kanda lasoon chutney – 2 tbsp (If not available, add 1 tsp of red chilli powder, 1 tsp of coriander powder and ½ tsp of garam masala)
  • Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
  • Lemon juice – ½ tbsp
  • Oil – 1 and ½ tbsp
  • Salt to taste

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How to make Green Peas and Potato Curry?

hirva vatana ani batata rassa

  • In heated oil, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds and allow them to splutter.
  • Add onion and sauté till translucent. Add turmeric powder and salt to taste. Adding salt at this point will fasten the process of cooking the onion.
  • Then add minced ginger and garlic and sauté till raw smell from them goes away.
maharashtrian green peas curry
  • Then add kanda lasun masala and tomato. Cook until tomato turns tender and oil starts to leave from masala. It may take couple of minutes.
  • Add potato and ½ cup of water. Mix well and cook covered until potatoes are ¾ done.
  • Now add green peas, and roasted coconut. If you prefer thin curry, add more water. I like gravy kind of consistency; hence I didn’t add extra water.
  • Mix well and cook covered for 3-4 minutes until peas are cooked completely. It may take 4-5 minutes. Keep stirring in between.
green peas and potato curry in marathi
  • Switch off the heat and add some lemon juice and curry is ready to serve.
hirva vatana bhaji
  • Serve hot with ‘phulka’ or ‘ghadichi poli’ and plain rice. Enjoy and have a great weekend! :)

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