Friday, March 12, 2010

Green peas masala (Serves 6)

An all time favorite dish which goes so well with any North and South Indian main course..We enjoy this best with rotis and appams. Here is our take on this simple yet delicious green peas masala...

Dried green peas 2 cups, washed and soaked ~ 6 hours
Red onions 2 med, thinly sliced
Green chilly 2 nos, julienned
Tomato 1 big, cut to wedges
Ginger 2 tsp, chopped
Garlic 2 tsp, chopped
Red chilly powder 1 TBSP
Coriander powder 2 TBSP
Turmeric powder ½ tsp
Garam masala 1 tsp
Curry leaves a handful
Coconut milk (thick) ½ cup
Salt as needed
Water to cook the peas
Oil 2 TBSP


In a pressure cooker, cook the soaked green peas with half of thinly sliced onions, turmeric powder and salt. Cook for 3 to 4 whisltes and keep aside.

Heat (med-high) oil in a non stick pan. Add ginger and garlic and cook until the raw smell is gone and add the rest of onions and saut̩ well until they are light golden color. Add the green chillies and tomato and cook till oil separates. Meanwhile in a bowl mix chilly powder, coriander powder and garam masala with 2 to 3 TBSP water and set aside. Add this to the onion Рtomato mixture and cook well till a nice aroma develops. Add the curry leaves and cooked peas, and a cup of water (if the cooked peas does not have enough water left in it) enough salt and allow this to come to a boil. Reduce the flame to medium and add the coconut milk. Mix well and close the pan and switch off the flame and let it stand for 15 more minutes. An easy, tasty peas curry is ready and this goes soo well with rotis, appam, idiyappom, puttu, pathiri...


Frozen peas can be used, but you will have to compromise on the taste, also the curry wont get as thick as with soaked, dried peas


  1. Love ly recipe ,gravy looks creamy and delicious.

  2. Looking very good dears. You are right about this. This will go well with north and south dishes!

  3. Great picture, looks creamy and delicious....

  4. curry looks awsome with rich creamy gravy..

  5. this with roti...and nice click...

  6. Enikkum koodi thaaaaayoooooo...Kothivarunundu kettooooo...Adipoli...

  7. wow....a good curry for chappatis!!!!!!

  8. I have been looking for a recipe for green peas for ever. I am soo trying this on MOnday. Bookmarked. Thanks

    Btw - is it really 6 of you?

  9. @zlamushka

    Yes..we are 6 of us..
    Thanks for visiting..

    Kairali sisiters

  10. ohhhh god my favourite veggie dish...always.....presentation z best....congrats gurls....

  11. looks delicious n nice presentation too...keep going KAIRALI SISTERS.......:)


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