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Green Pea Green Kurma

>> October 15, 2010

Green Pea is a favourite at home: be it in curries, biryani or the roasted ones as a snack. I used dried peas for this kurma but wanted to give a green colour by adding some green bell peppers. The addition of coconut however has given a lighter colour to the kurma. Tastes good with chapati or hoppers.

Usually dried green peas turn mushy when pressure cooked. This time I adjusted the soaking time (6 hours)
and reduced the pressure cooking time to just half the usual one (three whistle) and boiled the peas with salt. The peas were cooked but still hard. The rest of the cooking was done along with the masala and then it turned to have a soft texture while not losing its shape.

the recipe

Boiled green peas - 1 1/2 cup

ingredients to be ground to a paste

Onion - 1
Green Bell Pepper - 1 medium sized
Green chilly - 1 or 2
Garlic - 6 cloves
Ginger - 1/4 tsp
Cloves - 3 or 4  small
Cinnamon - 1/2 inch piece

ingredients for the coconut mixture

Coconut, grated - 5 tbsp
Fennel seeds - 1/2 - 3/4 tsp (soak for 5 minutes)
Cumin - two pinch
Poppy seeds - 1/2 tsp (soak for 10 tminutes)

other ingredients 

Salt to taste
Oil - 1 tsp + 1 tbsp
Pepper powder - 1/4 tsp

the method

Heat 1 tsp oil in a pan and saute the ingredients to be ground to a paste for one minute. Grind it to a paste.

Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan and add the cooked peas without water. Saute for two minutes. Add the onion mixture and cook for another two minutes. Pour the water from the cooked peas. Grind the coconut with fennel, cumin and poppy seeds to a smooth paste. Add it to the peas. Add pepper powder. Cook till the kurma gains preferred consistency.


Dr.Sameena Prathap
October 15, 2010 at 7:50 PM  

Hi Roshan,

Loves peas kurma..Have it with chapathis or idiappam!!!:)

Yours looks delish!!:)



Satya October 15, 2010 at 8:32 PM  

green peas korma looks very delicious roshan ...love the coconut based masala used for it ...


Kairali sisters October 15, 2010 at 8:40 PM  

I never had a white green peas kuruma..Its our family fav too..

Suja Sugathan October 15, 2010 at 8:45 PM  

Delicious Kurma..love this with appam

Swathi October 15, 2010 at 9:26 PM  

Kurma adipoli. Love it.

Torviewtoronto October 15, 2010 at 9:56 PM  

haven't eaten peas like this yummy

Sushma Mallya October 15, 2010 at 10:01 PM  

Grind bell peppers sounds new and interesting, would be really flavourful and nice...

Yummy Team October 15, 2010 at 11:27 PM  

Njan veg kurmayil green peas add cheyyarundu pakshe green peas kurma mathramayittu kazhichittilla..Delicious curry!!

Roshan October 15, 2010 at 11:38 PM  

hi all,

thanks for your comments...



Soumya October 15, 2010 at 11:39 PM  

Delicious peas kuruma... love to have it with parotta...mouth watering...

Roshan October 15, 2010 at 11:57 PM  

hi soumya,

yes...it tastes good with parotta....we used to have that combo in a restaurant here....when i was a kid....and it used to look pale green....i retained the color by avoiding turmeric and coriander powder that usually goes into a kurma.



Roshan October 15, 2010 at 11:58 PM  

Hi Dr.Sameena,

yeah....idiyappam would taste good with this...



Pushpa October 16, 2010 at 1:00 AM  

Yummy peas kurma..looks lovely

Pushpa @ simpleomefood.com

aipi October 16, 2010 at 1:07 AM  

Delicious kurma..green peas is a fav at our home too..this recipe sounds new to me will try it ..thanks dear for sharing!

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Priya October 16, 2010 at 1:45 AM  

Yummy kurma, i dont bother to have some rite now with my rotis..

NIDHYA October 16, 2010 at 3:01 AM  

Perfect kurma for chapathi. Looks awesome.

Aaha Oho

Jaisy James October 16, 2010 at 4:30 PM  

looks different n delicious

Treat and Trick October 16, 2010 at 11:29 PM  

Looks so creamy and delicious!

Padhu October 17, 2010 at 1:18 PM  

Peas kurma looks so lovely .Love to have it with rotis

Krishnaveni October 18, 2010 at 7:37 AM  

healthy kurma, thanks for the award dear

Sarah Naveen October 18, 2010 at 8:51 PM  

simply delicious..perfect with roti..

Sanjeeta kk October 19, 2010 at 10:24 AM  

The kurma looks creamy and delicious.

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