Green Peas Curry


‘Green Peas Curry’ is a very simple and delicious curry, much loved by Keralites.  It is usually served as a side dish for appam, idiyappam,  porotta  and chappathi.  I have used channa masala in my version.  The original recipe calls for coriander powder and garam masala.

I am sending ‘Green Peas Curry’ to Sudheshna for the event “Think Spice: Think Turmeric” which was started by Sunita



Green Peas – 1 cup

Onion – 1 sliced

Ginger garlic paste – 2 tsp

Green chillies – 2 slit

Curry leaves – 2 sprigs

Tomatoes – 1 medium chopped

Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp

Cardamom – 2

Cinnamon – 2 ” piece

Cloves – 2

Channa masala – 2 tsp

Chilly powder – 1/2 tsp

Turmeric powder – 1 tsp

Pepper powder – 1/8 tsp

Thick coconut milk – 3/4 cup

Salt – to taste

Oil – 1 tbsp



Soak the green peas in water overnight or for 8 hours.  Cook in a pressure cooker with enough water for 5 minutes.  Heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds.  Add the whole spices and then the onions.  Saute till the onions turn light brown.  Then add the ginger garlic paste and saute till the raw smell goes.  Add the tomatoes, green chillies and curry leaves.  Saute till tomatoes are fried and add the spice powders.  Saute till the aroma comes out.  Now add the cooked green peas along with the left over water.  Add salt and mix well.  Let it simmer for about 10 minutes or till the gravy is thick.  Finally add the thick coconut milk.  Mix well and switch off the flame.  Yummy green peas curry is now ready to be served.  Cheers!

  1. Haven’t heard about the recipe where coconut milk is added, sounds fresh 🙂

  2. Just love anything with green peas, looks yummy…

  3. I totally agree about the peas curry. Mom made this also with puttu or appom etc….. this looks really so so yummy.

  4. love this peas curry. Perfect with rice variety and or parathas. Really yummy 🙂

  5. I am humbled by your bestowing such an elegant award on me. Thank you dear Lissie.

  6. Looks yummy…reminds me of my mom..ente ammaiude version num same anu..very tempting pic!!!

  7. Your curry looks delicious. We had peas for lunch today 🙂

  8. Yummy curry…..Thanks for dropping by my blog and your sweet comments.

  9. oh wow!!! yummy yummmmmm peas curry…love to have it with some appam now…oooh…kothiyavunnu

  10. Hb, then you are not familiar with Kerala green peas curry I guess… 🙂 Try this recipe and let me know… Thanks!

  11. Thank you Priya!

  12. I tried it out..It was very tasty ..Thank you 🙂

  13. This curry has become our favorite curry with Chappathi’s.
    Thank you for sharing this with the world.