Sunday, June 19, 2011

Green Peas Curry

It’s been a while since I wrote something here other than the recipes. Nowadays I hardly find time to post the recipes and do some blog hopping. Work & Home Management… ufffff .. tiring… All working ladies, I admire and respect you now.. And all husbands who have set a “Lakshman Rekha” to the cooking & cleaning activities – Its time to wake up and help your better half. (Of course, Yes, AJ helps me a lot J)
Now this curry makes me really nostalgic. This was always a part of my lunch box, either with pathiri or idyappam or chapathi or even bread. I could have this 3 times a day and when I moved to hostel, this was the major dish I missed there.  I am sure anyone would love this curry…
Ingredients(Serves 4 - 5):
Green peas                    --    1 cup
Carrot                             --    ½ of a medium size one(optional - I add this at times).
Turmeric powder      --    ½ tsp
Coriander powder    --    2 tsp
Onion                              --    1 medium onion
Garlic                              --    2 medium cloves    
Ginger                            --    ½ inch piece
Green chillies              --    3 -4
Tomato                          --    1 medium size
Shredded Coconut    --   ½ cup
Coriander leaves      --   ½ cup chopped, loosely packed
Water                            --    1 cup
Oil                                   --    2 tbsp
Salt                                --   to taste
Preparation of Green peas Curry:
Soak the Green peas in water overnight.
Extract both thick and thin milk from the shredded coconut. If using ready made coconut milk/coconut milk powder, adjust water to get the thin & thick consistency.
Heat oil in a pressure cooker. Add the chopped ginger, garlic and green chillies. Saute for a minute. Add the onions and saute until they are translucent and then add the chopped tomatoes. Saute until they are slightly mushy. Now add the masalas and fry until the raw smell goes off.
Add the soaked green peas and chopped carrot(if using).  Add water and mix well. Pressure cook for around 2 to 3 whistles or until done depending upon your pressure cooker. Let it cool and then open the cooker.
Add salt and the thin coconut milk and let it boil until the gravy thickens. Add the thick coconut milk and remove from fire as soon as it starts boiling. Garnish with the chopped coriander leaves.


  1. Nice one Nitha...looks really yummy!!!

  2. wow!! just love to have this curry with Batura..

  3. Wow wow yummy curry...creamy n perfect for rotis

  4. WOuld love to have this curry with some rotis rite now,my fav..

  5. Nice d sweetness of peas in curry

  6. Healthy and delicious curry.. looks simply inviting !!
    Indian Cuisine

  7. Delicious Curry...Nice Clicks..

  8. Looks so yum am tempted to make this too .

  9. Delicious aromatic curry Nitha!!! Adding coconut gives it a nice consistency :)
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  10. I am a big time peas curry lover Nithaa. This one is definitely in my to do list now, Nalla photos ketto :)

  11. Healthy peas the clicks!!

  12. Perfect with appam,makes me drool..

  13. Wow..loved the colour of ur soo tempting,Havent used this dry green peas for ages.I m drooling here.

  14. It's good to know that your hubby helps you...hope you will adjust soon with your new schedule.Nice looking green peas curry

    Hamaree Rasoi

  15. nice to know thts u hubby helps u a hubby to....helps me a lot..

  16. wow perfect to go with my rolls...thx for ur comments

  17. What a wonderful color n texture ~ speaks for itself!
    US Masala

  18. green peas curry adipoli ayittundu

  19. we used to gorge on this curry at a local restaurant in bangalore with jeera rice. delicous creamy grvy.
    all the best with the work and home front. you will balance it very soon.

  20. I think nowadays most the husbands get into the kitchen and help the woman of the house :-)My father always used to do that, since my mom used to work :-)
    Green peas curry is a comforting side dish

  21. very tasty and delicious .... perfect with rotis or biriyani ...

  22. Adipoli green peas curry Nitha..Enteyum favorite annu ethu..Lovely clicks!

  23. Dear Nitha
    How are you? Here after a long time. I feel good reading your comment at my blog.
    I like this recipe...hummm..never tried green peas with coconut, a must try !
    Now I can boil chana successfully , so gearing up to try your chana recipe.
    Have a nice week

  24. Would love anything with green peas and this one looks healthy n yummy too.

  25. Super likey :D kanumbol thane ariyam taste!! Adipoli..

  26. Since I am not working , I am yet to experience that :)...But N helps me a lot , says it helps him to relax :)..
    A regular member in my lunch box too..looks so so perfect

  27. Looks really flavourful! I love some for the rice.

  28. Adipoli green peas curry. try cheythu nokkanam.

  29. This is a delicious sounding and looking curry!! Yum :D

  30. wow...delicious curry....idiyappathinde super ayirikkum..urappu...yum

  31. Hi Nitha,

    Iam a great fan of ur recipes and tried prawns biriyaani & varutharacha Chicken curry..both came out very well..Pictures are very nice and tempting..I was going through the green peas curry recipe..u missed out the masala adding part in the explanation..take a look at it..

    Your style of presenting the recipes is very nice and I should say u hav got a unique style of ur own.

  32. Thanks Rakhi. I have updated the post.