This almond peas curry is spicy, a little tangy, slightly sweet, and full of that yummy curry flavor. It starts with a base of homemade ginger-garlic paste that is infused with tomato, cumin, cinnamon, and bay leaves. The curry is made even creamier by ground almonds and soy cream and flavorful through a wide array of herbs and spices. Whole almonds and peas are the finishing touch. Serve with your favorite flatbread or basmati rice.

Almond Peas Curry [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

Serves

4

Cooking Time

30

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup almonds, soaked in water overnight, and peeled
  • 1/4 cup ground almonds
  • 1 small piece cinnamon stick
  • 4 cloves
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 teaspoons cumin seeds
  • 2 onions, cubed
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 2 pieces fresh ginger, cubed
  • 2 green chilis, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup green peas
  • 3/4 cup tomato purée
  • 2 tablespoons tomato ketchup
  • A pinch of turmeric powder
  • 1/4 cup non-dairy milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garam masala powder
  • 1/4 cup cashew cream or soy cream
  • 1/4 cup soy milk powder
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 2 tablespoons vegan butter
  • Salt, to taste
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Preparation

  1. Heat the 1 tablespoon oil in a pan. Add onion, ginger, garlic, and green chili. Sauté for 4-5 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat and let it cool completely. Now grind to make a fine paste, and keep aside.
  3. Heat another pan, then add 2 tablespoons oil and 2 tablespoons butter to it.
  4. Add cinnamon, cloves, bay leaf, and cumin seeds. When they crackle add onion, homemade ginger-garlic paste and sauté until oil separates
  5. Add ground almonds and soy milk powder and mix well. Sauté for 3-4 minutes.
  6. Add tomato purée and tomato ketchup and sauté for 3 minutes. Now add turmeric powder, red chili powder, garam masala powder, and salt.
  7. Add soy cream, milk, and sugar. Mix well and sauté for 2 more minutes.
  8. Add peeled almonds, and green peas, and milk and bring to a boil. Cover the lid and cook for 5 minutes on medium-low heat.
  9. Garnish with chopped almonds and serve hot with any of your favorite flatbreads.
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