BM #90 Week 3 Day 2 - 

For today, I have a simple assortment of dishes. My older one prefers to be able to pick from an array of dishes whereas I prefer just dal, sabji and rice for comfort food.

In the ongoing summer vacation, it is getting tougher to please my older one. So to get her to the dining table, I prepared this small thali with assortment of idli, roti, rice, dal, sabji and kalakand. And her favorite of all was the matka dahi. Sigh...

Ingredients - 

Carrot and Peas 1 1/2 cups
Garam Masala, Dhania Powder, Red Chilli Powder, Salt and Turmeric, Kasuri Methi as needed

Sugar 1 tsp (Optional)
Seasoning (Butter 1 Tbsp, Cumin seeds 1/2 tsp)
For the Gravy - This is a great make-ahead gravy
Cooking Oil 2 tsp
Onion, chopped 1/2 cup
Tomato, chopped 1 1/2 cups
Tomato Paste 1 tsp
Ginger-Garlic-Green Chilli Paste 2 tsp
Cinnamon 1/2 inch
Cloves 3-4
Cashews 4-5 (Optional)
Milk 1/2 cup

Method Of Preparation -
For the Gravy - 
In a heated pan, add oil and saute onions until golden brown.

Add in the cloves and cinnamon, ginger-garlic-green chili paste and tomatoes.

Cook until the tomatoes are mushy.

Remove from heat. Make a smooth paste of the mixture adding cashews and milk as needed.

Get the pan back on medium heat. Add butter and cumin seeds.

Add the smooth gravy, cover and allow it to simmer for 2-3 minutes.

Add in the carrots and peas.

Sprinkle Garam Masala, Dhania Powder, Red Chilli Powder, Salt and Turmeric, Kasuri Methi as needed.

Adjust the consistency by adding more milk. I like to add a little sugar as well. 


Preparation Time 30 minutes
Serves 3-4
Posted by Harini R on Wednesday, July 18, 2018


  1. Rafeeda AR Says:
  2. Very interesting dish... with a sweet and spicy flavors... I feel you dear... happens with my daughters too, though none are fussy, they always end up liking things that I don't expect them to like... hehe...

  3. Nice thali, lots of dishes. I noticed the matka dahi too. it looks nice.

  4. Sandhiya Says:
  5. Wow, the entire plate looks awesome and i would like to dig into that plate right now. The carrot and peas makhani looks colorful, inviting and absolutely delicious.

  6. Srivalli Says:
  7. I love your plate Harini and this carrot peas Makhani sounds fantastic. I have never tried these two combinations for a creamy gravy, very good one!

  8. it's probably because she is used to all the delicious variety of dishes you cook up :) - what a lovely platter to enjoy any time

  9. Priya Suresh Says:
  10. Wow, what a plater there, just cant take my eyes from that delicious thali. And this Makhani sounds seriously interesting, no need to run behind the paneer now. Well done.

  11. Sowmya :) Says:
  12. That’s an interesting makhani version...looks so creamy and tasty!

  13. code2cook Says:
  14. Yummy, loving this peas makhani recipe in such scrumptious platter. So mouthwatering, you know I can finish this in a minute.

  15. Your whole platter is looking inviting ana I would love to feast on it. Carrot and peas in a gravy base sound delicious

  16. Makhani carrot and peas sounds yummy and the whole platter looks divine.

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