How to make Vatana Nu Leelu Shaak -

A highly nutritious Gujarati preparation of green peas

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Green peas (हरे मटर),

Cuisine : Gujarati

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

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Vatana Nu Leelu Shaak

Vatana Nu Leelu Shaak Recipe Card


Hindi: matar
You might be picking out these emerald hued little jewels from your food. But, wait, before you do that anymore! As these are a good source of fibre and potassium, which keeps all of our body cells functioning properly. Just when you thought that green peas are only used to add that extra punch to your savoury dishes, try a rich, creamy matar ki kheer to satiate your sweet buds too!

Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Vatana Nu Leelu Shaak Recipe

  • Green peas shelled 1 1/2 cups

  • Ginger 1 inch piece

  • Green chillies 2

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Asafoetida a pinch

  • Mustard seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Coriander powder 2 teaspoons

  • Cumin powder 1 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Garam masala powder 1/2 teaspoon


Step 1

Grind ginger and green chillies to a fine paste.Heat oil in a pan and add asafoetida.

Step 2

Add mustard seeds and once they crackle add ginger and green chilli paste and green peas.Sauté for two minutes, stirring continuously.

Step 3

Add coriander powder, cumin powder and red chilli powder. Cook on medium heat for one minute, stirring continuously.

Step 4

Stir in two cups of water and bring it to a boil.Reduce heat and simmer for ten to fifteen minutes, stirring occasionally or till green peas are completely cooked.

Step 5

Stir in salt and garam masala powder and serve hot.

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