Green Peas Ambti

Green Peas Ambti

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Green Peas Ambti is a classic Maharashtrian preparation of coarsely crushed peas and tomatoes.

It uses a rich and spicy masala paste that is to be freshly prepared with onions, coconut and a traditional selection of spices. Serve hot with Whole Wheat Bhakri or Parathas

Green Peas Ambti recipe - How to make Green Peas Ambti

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 6 servings
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3 1/4 cups green peas , boiled and coarsely crushed
2 tbsp oil
1/2 cup roughly chopped onions
2 tbsp grated coconut
1 tbsp coriander (dhania) seeds
1 small stick cinnamon (dalchini)
1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
3 cloves (laung / lavang)
3 black peppercorns (kalimirch)
6 whole dry kashmiri red chillies , broken into pieces
6 garlic (lehsun) cloves
2 cups roughly chopped tomatoes
salt to taste

For The Garnish
2 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)

  1. Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a broad non-stick pan, add the onions, coconut, coriander seeds, cinnamon, cumin seeds, cloves, peppercorns and dry red chillies and sauté on a medium flame for at least 3 to 4 minutes.
  2. Remove from the flame and allow it to cool slightly.
  3. Once slightly cooled, blend it in a mixer to a smooth paste using a little water. Keep aside.
  4. Blend the tomatoes in mixer to a smooth pulp and keep aside.
  5. Heat the remaining 1 tbsp of oil in a deep kadhai, add the prepared paste and sauté on a medium flame for 2 minutes.
  6. Add the green peas, tomato pulp, salt and 1 cup of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 4 to 5 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  7. Serve hot garnished with coriander.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy148 cal
Protein6.2 g
Carbohydrates15.6 g
Fiber8 g
Fat6.7 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium13.8 mg


Green Peas Ambti
 on 15 Dec 18 03:00 PM

Can We make it without Onion? what should be the substitute? (We don''t eat onion and Garlic)
Tarla Dalal
17 Dec 18 10:11 AM
   Hi Jay, You can skip adding onions and garlic. The taste will surely differ though.
Green Peas Ambti
 on 09 Apr 18 09:52 AM

Green Peas Ambti
 on 21 Feb 18 06:42 AM

Do you really mean to use 50 gms or inches of cinnamon stick in this recipe? It must be a typo. Please rectify, so that I can try this recipe with correct measurements. Thanks and regards, Ananya Chatterjee
Tarla Dalal
22 Feb 18 08:30 AM
   Hi, It was an error from our side, we have rectified it. Thank you for informing us..
Green Peas Ambti
 on 20 Feb 18 05:49 PM

amazing recipe
Tarla Dalal
22 Feb 18 08:41 AM
   Hi, Thank you for your kind try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed it..happy cooking !!
Green Peas Ambti
 on 13 Mar 15 02:58 PM

A great variation of regular ambti. Spiced up with aromatic flavors and coarsely crushed pea.I served this with steaming hot rice, it was just so awesome.. Loved it.
Green Peas Ambti
 on 11 Oct 12 09:22 AM

A spicy green peas Maharastrian vegetable flavored with coconut and spices.