Green peas is a seasonal vegetable and it was available only in winter 10 -12 years back in India but these days it is available around the year in the frozen form.
But nothing can beat the taste and the flavor of fresh peas from the pods and love those cuties in my curries and rice.
I buy the green peas in winter in a bulk and freeze it but today I made this curry from the fresh peas.This is a flavorful curry which is available in Annapurna restaurant to serve it along with naans and parathas.This is my close friend's recipe and now on to the recipe........................
|Green chilly(slit lengthy)||3nos.|
|Coriander powder/dhania podi||2tsp|
|Turmeric powder/manjal podi||1/4tsp|
Garam masala powder
|Curry leaves(chopped)||2 sprigs|
To saute and grind
|Onion(roughly chopped)||2nos.(medium size)|
|Garlic/poondu(roughly chopped)||4 cloves|
|Ginger/inji(roughly chopped)||1 inch piece|
|Coriander leaves(rougly chopped)||1 handful|
|Mint leaves||one handful|
|Cinnamon/pattai||1 inch piece|
Cook the green peas in the microwave for 5-6 minutes with a pinch of salt and keep it aside.
Heat a tbs oil, add cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, followed by onions and green chillies.When onion turns brown add tomatoes and fry until it turns mushy.Finally add cashews and fry a while then add coriander and mint and fry until it shrinks.Once it is cooled grind into fine paste.
- This curry needs little more oil to get a nice taste,so do not compromise on the amount of oil.
- Here I didn't use red chilly powder only the green chillies but if you want you can add 1/2 tsp but the color will be different.
- Cook the green peas in the microwave oven or a open pot.