Steamed Carrots and Peas Lightly Spiced

Gajar Matar Subzi

Serves 6


3 cups carrots  peeled and diced
2 cups peas, fresh or frozen.
2 tsp. ghee
1 tsp. cumin seeds 
1/8 tsp. asafoetida powder 
1/2 tsp. coriander powder 
1/2 tsp turmeric
1/4 tsp. chilli powder  
1 inch piece of ginger minced
Salt to taste 
1/2 tsp. Garam Masala 
juice of 1/2 lemon
A small bunch of coriander leaves chopped

Heat ghee in a frying pan or wok. 
Add cumin seeds and asafoetida powder and wait till cumin sizzles but does not burn. 
Add carrots, peas, ginger and all the spices except garam masala and salt.  Stir fry.
Add 2 tbsp. water and steam the veggies covered on medium heat.  Fold in garam masala and lime juice. Cover the pan again, turn of heat and let the flavors blend in the remaining heat. Serve hot.


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