Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Kerala style Green Peas curry



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 !



Ingredients
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)
Salt
Oil
Water ( as required)

Method
  • 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.

11 comments:

Uma Shankar said...

Nice curry!

Julie said...

tempting curry that perfectly pairs with velayappam..looks yumm :)

Rafeeda AR said...

always love this with chapathis... yum...

Helene Dsouza said...

I think so I would like your veg curry with some fish fry and rice. =) Looks appetizing!

Geethna Tk said...

great looks very tasty..............

Famidha said...

Hi, I tried this today and it tastes really good except it wasnt the same color as yours. Probably because I added more chilli powder. Neverthless, I enjoy your blog photography. Good work.

Anonymous said...

Tried this recipe today. tasty and yummy with Appams

Unknown said...

What we can use instead of coconut milk???

Sheena George said...

What we can use instead of coconut milk?

Vineetha Sush said...

@sheena, sorry for the late reply..we usually make this with coconut milk and it gives a good flavour to the curry, but if you cant find coconut milk, add milk or even cream as a substitute.

Vineetha Sush said...

@anonymous..thanks a lot for the feedback..I am glad it turned out yummy for u :)