This is the time of the year when I cook and indulge. I really don’t care about going a size up at this time of the year. There is always a tomorrow to work out and loose those extra pounds right? After repeatedly eating cereals on weekdays many weeks I am pampering myself with cooked kerala breakfast now. I am a bit worried that I might get used to it and going back to cereals won’t be a smooth transition. But I would like not to think about it now and enjoy the food now.
I was never a breakfast person until I got married, there was a time when I used to eat half dosa or half idly but on the other hand my other half believes in eating a heavy breakfast and got me into that habit too. Now I don’t think I will be able to function if I skip or eat light breakfast. Even if its cereals, I top it up with an extra cup of smoothie and it helps to keep me going until lunch time without snacking.
Back home we only used to get dry green peas and I never saw or ate fresh peas until I went to Pune. I was only used to dry green peas and my mum used to make a curry with dry green pea often for breakfast . I still prefer dry green pea over fresh ones. I guess it’s all about what you grow up eating with !
I usually serve this curry with Idiyappam or Appam and they make a good breakfast combination !
Dry green peas – 1 cup
Onion – 3 small
Tomato – 2 small
Ginger garlic paste- 1 tsp
Chilli powder – ½ tsp
Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
Coriander powder – 2 tsp
Chicken masala powder – 1 tsp
Garam masala- ½ tsp( optional)
Green chillies – 2 ( split lengthwise)
Curry leaves – few
Coriander leaves – few
Coconut milk – ½ cup ( I dissolved ¼ cup Maggie coconut milk powder in hot water)
Water ( as required)
- Soak dry green peas overnight in hot water and cook with enough water for 4-5 whistles.
- In a saucepan add oil and sauté the chopped onions until soft and light brown
- Add curry leaves, green chillies, ginger garlic paste and cook till raw smell of ginger garlic paste goes.
- Add chopped tomatoes and cook for another few minutes until tomatoes are a bit mushy.
- Add all the spice powder expect garam masala and cook for few minutes until the raw smell of masalas goes off.
- Add the cooked green pea, salt, enough water and boil for 5-10 minutes.
- Finally add coconut milk, garam masala and when its starts to boil remove from fire and add chopped coriander leaves.