Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Green Peas Curry Kerala Style

Green peas is considered to have a lot of health benefits according to Ayurveda!! 
Fresh green peasAdd caption
Green Peas curry is one of the most commonly eaten foods in India. Because of this, the preparation methods also vary from region to region. 
My version is the Kerala version of this humble recipe.
Fresh Grated coconut

Ingredients: 100 gms of peas, 2 potatoes, 2 tomatoes, 3 big onions, 2 carrots, one half of coconut-grated, 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 teaspoon chilly powder (preferably Kashmiri chilly powder), 2 teaspoons of coriander powder, 1 teaspoon of black pepper powder, Salt to taste.

1. Soak the peas in water overnight.
2. Cook peas in the cooker. For every one glass of peas put minimum of 2 glass of water.(add salt as required)
3. Cook chopped Carrots and potatoes together separately and put little turmeric powder, salt and chilly powder. 
4. Roast the grated Coconut till it turns brownish  in color and then put 2 table spoon coriander powder spread it out it into a plate to for it to cool down.
Roasted coconut with Coriander powder mixed
5. Grind the roasted coconut-coriander mix and add pepper powder and pour ¼ glass of water. Keep this paste ready aside.
onions chopped longitudinally
6. Chop two big onions longitudinally. Take a pan and pour one table spoon oil and put the chopped onions into the pan and sauté till it turns brown.(adding salt while sautéing speeds up the process)
7. Once the onion turns brownish, add two vertically chopped tomatoes into the pan.
8. Add a pinch of turmeric and chilly powder to this mixture to make it colorful.
9. Add the cooked peas into the pan and add the coconut –coriander pepper paste also into the pan. Add salt if required. Mix it well.

Sauteed onions turn brown after which tomatoes have been added

10. At last we need to do the tempering. For this take a small pan and pour one table spoon of oil. Put one teaspoon mustard into it. Once all the mustard breaks, put 2-3 broken dry red chillies and curry leaves into the pan. 
11. Put this mix into the curry. 

Peas curry of Kerala is ready. It serves for a family of 4 members. 

Very good side dish for Appam, idiyappam and also chapatti.

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