Thursday, 18 June 2009

Green Peas Curry in Coconut Milk

This is a very simple curry to go with Ottil pollichathu , chappathis or pooris. This curry with Ottil pollichathu is one of the favorite breakfasts at home. Like peas, you can also make this curry using potatoes. You can't find the vibrant colours of the peas here as I have used the dried ones. You can also use the frozen peas for this. But reduce water and you dont have to use the pressure cooker. As simple as that!

1 1/2 cup dried green peas
3/4 tsp Kashmiri chilli powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/4 tsp garam masala
1 tomato chopped
2 small onions, chopped
2 Large garlic cloves
2 green chillies, slit lengthwise
a small piece of ginger
4 cups water
3 twigs curry leaves
1 tbs veg.oil
3/4 cup thick coconut milk
salt- as reqd.

1. Soak peas overnight.
2. Heat a pressure cooker, add oil. When hot, add Curry leaves, green chillies and chopped onions and saute until onions go soft. Add ginger and garlic grated and saute until the raw smell goes off and the onions start to turn golden.
3. Add chopped tomatoes and saute until tomatoes go soft.
4. Add chilli powder,turmeric and saute for few seconds. Add the drained peas to this and mix well. Add water and pressure cook for around 35 minutes or until the peas are cooked completely and the gravy is thick. Add more water if needed. Or if there is too much of water left,let it boil on high heat with lid open until there is just enough water.
5. Add coconut milk and just boil for a minute. Sprinkle garam masala and close lid.
Serve with chappathis, pooris and Ottil pollichathu.


Pooja said...

Oh this looks so delicious Shabs! Never made this with coconut milk..this would make it much more heavenly! Must have been a great combo with Ottil Pollichathu! And reg: cooking of peas I too use dry peas which I soak overnight and then later cook in a pressure cooker.But even pressure cooking for 20 minutes makes it mushy! I love the peas that we used to get in India..what type/brand are you using?

Pavithra said...

looking so so yummy dear..i love it wish to have that plate

Seena said...

Sure, this curry goes with anything.. :)

Parita said...

Wow this is quite tempting! i usually avoid using coconut milk because of the fat content but i m so gonna make this, thanks for sharing!

Aysha said...

Hey Shabs, this looks really yummy.Tempting pic too:)

Shabs.. said...

Thx pooja,regarding ur query, i use the dried peas that i get from the greek supermarket here.I cook them in low heat.May be thats y it took longer.

Pavithra, U sure can have that plate.Will invite u next time I make this.:)

Seena, u r ryt, it goes with anything. I like the potato version more...My husband likes green peas.Both are great anyways.

Parita, u can grind the dessicated coconut with litlle water and take milk from it. Heard that oil is completely extracted from dessicated coconut.

Aysha,Thx for taking time to comment and for following me:)

Malar Gandhi said...

Nice one.

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