Kerala Style Green Peas Curry

For the final week of Blogging Marthon#41,I chose to cook with pick one ingredient and cook for 3 days,the ingredient is green peas.
I will be showcasing the recipes with green peas for next few days.Today's recipe is a flavorful green peas curry with coconut milk.Here I used the soaked dried peas and it can be made with fresh green peas.
Try this authentic Kerala style green peas curry and serve it along with rotis and parotas.Here goes the recipe............................

Basic Information

Soaking time ~ 6-8 hours
Preparation time ~15 minutes
Cooking time ~ 30 minutes
Serves ~ 3(generously)


Green peas/pattani(soaked)11/2 cups
Onion(finely chopped)1 (large size)
Tomato(finely chopped)3 (medium size)
Ginger/inji1/2 inch piece
Garlic /poondu2 cloves
Ginger &Garlic paste2 tsp
Turmeric powder/manjal podi1/4 tsp
Red chilly powder/milagai podi1 tsp
Corinader powder/dhaniya podi2 tsp
Garam Masala powder1/2 tsp
Curry leaves/karivepillaifew leaves
Coriander leaves/kothamalli1 tbs(chopped)
Thick coconut milk/thengai paal1/2 cup
Cumin seeds/jeeragam1/2 tsp
Salt11/2 tsp
Oil3 tbs


Pressure cook the green peas with a cup of water and a pinch of salt for a whistle in a medium flame.
Heat a tbs of oil in a pan and saute the onion,ginger and garlic till transparent,add the chopped tomatoes.Cook it till mushy,put off the flame and grind it to a fine paste after cool down completely.

Heat a pan with the remaining oil,crackle the cumin seeds and add the ginger&garlic paste for a minute.Then add in the finely ground paste and cook it till the oil separates.Add in chilly powder,coriander powder,turmeric powder and salt.Add 1/2 cup of water and cook it in a medium flame till the raw smell disappears.Add the cooked peas now and adjust the consistency with water if needed.Let it boil for another couple of minutes.

Sprinkle the garam masala powder and add the coconut milk,let it boil for another 3-4 minutes.Finally sprinkle the coriander leaves and put off the flame.

Serve it with roti or parathas.


  • If fresh green peas is used then cook it in an open pot with a pinch of salt,separately and add it.
  • If you want more of garam masala flavor,the add 2 cloves and 1/2 piece of cinnamon along with cumin seeds for tempering.

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Fantastic clicks. .trust me I just kept scrolling over and over again to enjoy the clicks..loved the black and white with a tint. The curry sounds delicious too.

Looks very rich and creamy. I bet the coconut milk added the 'extra' taste!!

Great side-dish for rotis. Superb clicks.

Hai !! great dish .. interesting :) nice Thank you :) private chef in austin

Yummy recipe.. Tastes great with roti or paratha.

I never knew there was a specific peas curry from kerala..the recipe and pictures look awesome..will have to make it sometime..

Such a delightful and very rich looking fingerlicking green peas curry, a prefect side for parottas.

Love to have this curry with idiyappam, looks delicious..

must be tasty because of spices and coconut milk

wow yummy nice combo for Appam

looks yummy n delicious,love it!!!

Curry looks rich and creamy! And lovely pictures.

Green peas in coconut milk gravy sounds delicious.

must be delicious poured over rice

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