Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Kerala Peas Curry

The peas curry is a dish that is close to every Mallus heart. A simple and easy to make dish that is on the menu of almost every restaurant in the God's Own country. A regular everyday dish of green peas cooked in a tomato based gravy(sauce)flavoured with the basic Indian spices and finally finished with the coconut milk which completes it by adding that traditional taste and flavour. Parotta/ puri and peas curry, an absolute mouth watering duo.

Ingredients for the Kerala Peas Curry
Green peas - 250 gms (I used tinned peas, if using fresh peas, remove from the pod, wash and cook in the microwave with a little water for 5-6 minutes)
Onion - 1 (finely chopped)
Tomato - 1 medium sized (chopped finely) or 1 tbsp of tomato paste
Green chilli - 1 (split into two)
Ginger - 1" (finely chopped)
Garlic - 3 to 4 cloves (finely chopped)
Fennel seeds - a pinch
Jeera - a pinch
Curry leaves - 5 to 6 leaves
Salt - to taste
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Kashmiri chilli powder - 1 tsp
Coriander powder - 2 tsp
Garam masala powder - 1 tsp (not heaped)
Green cardamoms-2, cloves -2
Oil - 2 tbsp
Water -1 cup
Thick coconut milk - 1/2 cup (I used 25 gms of Maggi coconut milk powder and dissolved it in half a cup of water to make thick coconut milk)

Method for Kerala peas curry:
1- Take a pan and add the oil. Add the jeera and let splutter. Now add in the chopped onions, salt to taste, green chilli, ginger, garlic and the curry leaves. Saute till the onions turn soft and translucent.
2- Add the turmeric powder(haldi), Kashmiri chilli powder and the coriander powder. Saute till the onion starts separating. Now add the chopped tomato and cook for 2-3 minutes.
3- Add in the green peas and the water. Cover and let the peas cook in the gravy for 4-5 minutes. Sprinkle garam masala powder and mix well. Open and add the thick coconut milk and let it come to a boil. Serve hot.


Deeksha said...

Thanks for stopping by dear.
Curry looks so nice n yummy.

Now Serving said...

looks so delicious esp love the gravy - yum!

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MyKitchen Flavors-BonAppetit!. said...

Hi,this is my first time here.Green peas curry luks yummy and super delicious.

Snehal said...

Hi, thanks for stopping by my blog :).

The curry looks yummy! We make a similar curry (called Usal). It doesn't have fennel seeds though. I like that addition.

Cham said...

Delicious never tried peas like gravy! Should be great with parrotas!

Biny Anoop said...

I appreciate ur taste...was going thru all ur blogs.u havve so much to say ...keep it up...peas curry looks delicious...wud try it 4 sure.

Prathima Rao said...

Deeeeliiiicious curry!!! I heart kerala curries & bookmarking this one!!!
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Jay said...

looks utterly yummmy...perfect combo for my tandoori rotis now..:)
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divya said...

peas curry luks yummy and super delicious.

julie said...

Delicious peas curry..
I love this combo with appams n chapatis..
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Nandini said...

Wow! It looks very spicy! Very delicious!

Gayathri NG said...

Slurp curry..perfect for rotis..

Vardhini said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Peas curry looks so comforting and yummy.

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Aruna Manikandan said...

looks delicious dear :)

aipi said...

Simple, rustic n bursting with flavors ~ delicious recipe!

Kaveri said...

Mmmm...yummy peas curry...brings back memories of the good old hostel days in Ernakulam...We used to be served this curry with nool puttu

La @ FoodSlice said...

This recipe and the adjoining pic made my mouth water. i like peas in general and the kashmiri chili seems to give the curry a very nice color, love the coconut milk addition too, to thicken the gravy. will go on to browse through ur other blogs now.

Shri said...

I remember this curry! It was always served with Parotta/porotta! :-D!

JishasKitchen said...

wow..peas looks super Delicious....perfect with " Appam "

Hari Chandana said...

Such a delicious and tempting curry... looks yummy :)
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