Aug 28, 2010

Green peas curry

Green peas curry goes well with Rotis, Appam, Idiyappam and Pulao. Easy to prepare, very tasty with normal spice ingredients and also popular in Kerala. Green peas are low in calories, rich dietary fibre, high amount of Vitamin C and iron and provides quick energy.

Must try ...

Serves: 3

You will need

1 cup ( 100 g ) green peas
2 cups water
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon oil
1 onion, sliced
1 green chilli, slit lengthwise
1 spring curry leaves
2 teaspoon ginger - garlic paste ( with 6 garlic cloves and 1/2 - inch piece ginger )
1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 1 /4 teaspoon coriander powder
2 tablespoon water


Dilute red chilli powder, turmeric powder and coriander powder in 2 tablespoon water and keep aside.

Wash and soak green peas in 2 cups water for 6 hours or overnight. Add salt and pressure cook on a high heat till 3 whistles ( more than 3 whistles will over cook. So be careful ). Allow the cooker to cool naturally. Reserve green peas stock.

In a wide pan / kadai, heat oil. Add sliced onions and fry till golden color.

Add curry leaves and slit green chilli. Saute for 2 - 3 minutes.

Add ginger - garlic paste and mix it well. Saute on a low heat for 3 - 4 minutes.

Add diluted red chilli- turmeric - coriander powder solution. Mix it well with other ingredients and fry for 3 minutes till water dries up and onion mixture thickens.

Add cooked green peas with stock. Mix it well. Add extra salt and 1/4 cup water if required. Cover with a lid and cook on a medium heat for 10 minutes or till the gravy slightly thickens and fragrant. Serve with Rotis, Appam, Idiyappam and Pulao.

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