Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Green peas curry

Green peas curry is the perfect accompaniment to the kerala parotta I blogged about. The memories of thattukada parotta drenched in a generous helping of green peas curry is something that can make ravenously hungry at any time of the day.
So, let us get down to making my version(based on memories) of this curry, shall we?

What you need:
Fresh green peas - 1 cup
Onion - 1 large, chopped into large chunks
Tomato - 2, diced
Coconut milk - 1/2 cup
Red chilli - 3 or 4
Cardamom - 4 pods
Dhania seeds - 3 tsp, heaped
Oil(preferably coconut oil) - 2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp

Add half a cup of water to the peas and microwave for 8 minutes or till tender. If you do not have fresh peas, soak dry peas overnight and pressure cook it. Keep aside.
Heat 1 tsp of oil in a pan. Add red chillies, cardamom and dhania. Heat on low flame until well roasted. Add the diced onions and fry till pink. Stir in the tomatoes and heat till they become mushy. Let this cool. Once completely cool, grind to a smooth paste.
Now, heat a tsp of oil. Add half a tsp of mustard seeds and some curry leaves to it. When the seeds pop, reduce the heat and add the ground paste along with a cup of water and the cooked peas. Stir well. Add salt and turmeric powder. Let it boil for 5-8 minutes. Add coconut milk and heat for a minute or two. Switch off heat just before it starts boiling. If you do not want to add coconut milk, you can add about 1/4 cup of fresh coconut to the ingredients that you grind together.
Serve hot.


Aruna Manikandan said...

looks delicious and very tempting :)

Indian Khana said...

Looks yum ..I like this with roti

Unknown said...

looks sure it will taste good with jeera rice..will make this combo for dinner tonight..

Priya Suresh said...

Salivating here, anything with green peas goes directly to my fav list, love this curry with rice..yumm!

sra said...

haven't had this with coconut oil but then I've never been to a thattukada either!

notyet100 said...

curry looks so delicious,.;-) perfect with parathas,

lata raja said...

That is how appetizing as it can get. The combination is super delicious.

Vimitha Durai said...

Yummy curry... would be great with chapathi...

Unknown said...

I too love this simple curry a lot :)

KrithisKitchen said...

This with parotta....match made in heaven.. mmm..
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Sushma said...

green peas is my all time fav nuts and would love to have it

Archana Vivek said...

looks beautiful.

sanjeeta kk said...

The curry look creamy and scrumptious!

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Unknown said...

Nice and healthy combination used.
cant control my apatite looking at it.


Sunshinemom said...

I like the addition of coconut milk! This should easily become a fave!

sanjeeta kk said...

Curry look yum, just need a bowl for my dinner :)

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