Serves: 4 
Style: Maharashtrian 


Ingredients:
1 lb (~500  gm) shelled fresh green peas 
2  potatoes cubed 
1  teaspoon (5 ml) cumin seeds 
4  green chillies finely chopped 
½  teaspoon (2.5 ml) each of sugar and turmeric powder 
½  cup (120 ml) water 
2  tablespoons (30 ml) oil 
1  tablespoon  (15 ml) each of grated coconut and lemon juice 
2  tablespoons (30 ml) finely chopped coriander leaves 
salt

Method:
1. Heat the oil in a heavy-bottomed pan on medium level and roast the cumin seeds. Add the green chillies and turmeric powder.
2. Now add the potato cubes, green peas, sugar, salt and water. Mix well and cook covered on low level for about 15  minutes or until the potatoes and peas are tender. 
Add  lemon juice and garnish with grated coconut and chopped fresh coriander.
TIP:
The addition of tomato puree will thicken the gravy.

Serve hot with: Cumin Rice (Jeera Chawal) , white rice or Indian bread (Chapati, Pooris, Roti).

Recipe for Jeera Chawal:
 

Cumin Rice
(Jeera Chawal)


Serves:4 
Cooking time (approx.): 19 minutes
Style: North Indian Vegetarian 

2  cup(s) uncooked long grain rice (Basmati rice) 
2  teaspoon(s) cumin seeds 
1  tablespoon(s) butter or ghee (clarified butter). Vegetable oil or strict vegans
4  cups water 
salt and a dash of lime juice to taste 

 
1. Heat butter / ghee (clarified butter) on medium level in a large heavy-bottomed vessel for about 2  minute(s).
2. Add the cumin seeds and fry for 2  minute(s) till the seeds splutter.
3. Add the rice, lime juice, water and salt. Mix well. Bring to boil on high heat. Reduce heat and cook covered on low level for 15  minutes till all water evaporates.
Serve hot with any  curr or dals of your choice.