Friday, August 23, 2013

Green Peas Curry

Green peas, one of my favorite legume.  I like to add them in curries, rice or even while preparing poriyal like carrot, cabbage or potato. They enhance the taste of your dish and ofcourse the nutritional value too. This green peas curry is a flavorful curry that goes well with chapati, naan, jeera rice etc.


Green Peas - 1 cup
Potato - 1
Onion - 2
Tomato - 1
Garlic - 3 or 4 cloves
Corriander leaves - handfull
Green chillies - 3 or 4
Cashew nuts - 5 or 6
Curd - 1 tbsp
Garam masala - 1 tsp
Oil and salt as per need

  • If adding fresh peas, soak overnight and pressure cook until soft. Cube the potato and pressure cook along with the peas.
  • Soak the cashews in warm water for 10 mins and grind along with yogurt to a smooth paste.
  • Chop the onions, tomato, garlic, green chillies and the coriander leaves roughly.
  • In a pan add a tsp of oil and saute all the above ingredients for few mins. Set aside, allow to cool and grind to a fine paste.
  • Heat a pan, add 2 tsp of oil and add both ground pastes, add garam masala, mix well and saute until oil leaves on the sides.
  • Now add the cooked peas, potato and salt. Cover and cook for few minutes until all the ingredients blend together. If adding frozen peas, cook until peas gets cooked. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with chapati or poori.

Nutritional Information

Green peas are one of the most nutritious legume, rich in health benefiting phyto-nutrients, minerals such as calcium, iron, copper, zinc, and manganese, vitamin C,K,A and anti-oxidants. They are relatively low in calories when compared with other beans. They are also excellent source of folic acid, protein and fiber. Usually peas pairs well with vegetables like carrot, cabbage, potato, beets etc. Aren't they a boon for our health?

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