Sausage Muttar

Don’t you just love it when something comes together with no planning, almost by chance? I was feeling hungry but lazy the other day and, somehow, it was one of those days that I didn’t fancy a big plate of pasta for dinner. It doesn’t happen very often, so I’ve got to embrace it when it does. In an effort to be healthy, I thought peas. And, you know, spices are good for your metabolism. And sausages…well, I can’t justify the sausages. But I don’t have to. They taste good.

Sausage Muttar

Ingredients (serves 5 as a side)

5 sausages
2 large onions, finely chopped
2 cloves of garlic, minced
olive oil, for frying
1 tsp turmeric
1 tsp hot chilli powder
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp coriander
2 tsp garam masala
500 gr frozen peas
2 tbsp tomato puree
salt, to taste

First, place the sausages in a tray and cook in the oven – how long for will depend on the type of sausages used.

Fry the onions in some oil until soft. Add the garlic and the spices and fry for a couple more minutes, making sure the garlic doesn’t burn. Add the frozen peas, cook until defrosted and then mix in the tomato paste and some water and bring to the boil. Cook until the peas are soft.

Keep checking on the sausages – when they are ready, cut them into inch-thick pieces and add to the peas. Let everything simmer for 10 minutes, season with salt and serve with some naan bread.

This was unexpectedly good. I loved the contrast between the sweet peas and meaty sausages, and the Indian spices made this perfectly fragrant and slightly hot. Sausage might not be hugely traditional but I can see this becoming a favourite either by itself or as part of a curry feast.

4 comments

  1. smokinchestnut · February 8, 2011

    This looks so, so appealing right now. Definitely going to bookmark it! I can see it over top some mashed potatoes to make it a complete meal (my husband complains if there are no carbs, of course). Yum. I'm making your anchovy/aubergine pasta tonight, too!

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  2. Ino · February 8, 2011

    Good idea – this was actually supposed to have potatoes in it (in an Aloo Muttar kind of way) but then I discovered that I had left mine sitting around for a bit too long and they weren't quite edible anymore. Hope you enjoy the pasta too, I think I'm making it tonight again!

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  3. Hi there,
    I've never heard of this dish but it sounds like a great one! Plus, I'm your latest follower – I really like your blog. The brownies in your last post, for instance? Yum!!

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  4. Ino · February 8, 2011

    Hi Brittany,
    You probably have never heard of this because I kind of made it up, but it worked well. Glad you like the blog and thanks for following!

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