6 Dec 2016

Mushroom Peas Masala with the Smart Steamer Lid

I enjoy eating good food, but I am not a fan of elaborate cooking methods. Unless someone else is doing the cooking. I prefer to cook delicious food with minimum fuss.

Mushroom Peas Masala with the Smart Steamer Lid

I have waxed lyrical about the virtues of The Smart Steamer Lid in a previous post. Suffice to say, it has revolutionised the way I cook.

It cooks food on the lowest heat setting. This means I don’t have to keep an eye on the food as it cooks. I can sit and drink a cup of tea instead, safe in the knowledge that my food is not going to stick and burn. Food stays tightly covered as it cooks, retaining all its flavours and nutrients.

I have been using the 20 inch Smart Steamer Lid for a couple of months now, and have recently been testing the 24 inch one. The larger diameter means it fits some of my larger pans, giving me the choice of which pots and pans to use.

Here is a Mushroom Peas Masala dish that I cooked up using the 24 inch Smart Steamer Lid. It is a milder version than what might be served in a curry restaurant. I chose not to add extra red chilli and toned down the spices with a dash of beaten yoghurt. It means my five year old, who will not eat hot, spicy food, can enjoy the flavours along with the rest of his family.


1 small onion, finely chopped
2 tbspn sunflower oil
250 gram chestnut mushrooms 
1/2 tspn finely grated ginger
½ tspn finely grated garlic
1 tspn Kitchen King masala. Sorry to disappoint, but I used shop-bought Kitchen King Masala
1 tomato, finely chopped 
100 gram frozen garden peas
Salt to taste
2 tbspn beaten natural yoghurt 

To make my Mushroom Peas Masala:

Heat the oil in a frying pan on medium heat. Sauté the onions till translucent. Add the ginger, garlic and Kitchen King masala and sauté for a couple of minutes.

Add the chopped mushrooms, the frozen peas and chopped tomato. Stir in the salt. Cover the pan with the Smart Steamer Lid. Place the glass lid over the Steamer lid. Reduce heat to a minimum. 

Cook for 20 minutes. Remove the lids to stir in the yoghurt. Replace both lids and cook for another 5 minutes.

Serve hot with rice, rotis or chapattis. This delicious muhroom peas masala tastes just as good with wholemeal tortillas. They are excellent substitutes if you can’t or won’t cook chapattis or rotis.

Disclosure: I was sent a 24 inch Smart Steamer Lid to review. This post contains affiliate links. 

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