Green Pea Green Kurma

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.


  1. Hi Roshan,

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

    Yours looks delish!!:)


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


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

  4. Delicious this with appam

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

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

  7. hi all,

    thanks for your comments...



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

  9. hi soumya, 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.



  10. Hi Dr.Sameena,

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



  11. Yummy peas kurma..looks lovely

    Pushpa @

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

    US Masala

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

  14. Perfect kurma for chapathi. Looks awesome.

    Aaha Oho

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

  16. healthy kurma, thanks for the award dear

  17. simply delicious..perfect with roti..

  18. The kurma looks creamy and delicious.


Try it and let me know if you wanted to make some changes or if you made some changes and share the idea!

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