This Dried whole green peas curry is very filling and will taste just perfect! It is a perfect side for rice or Indian bread. If you like the coconut flavored peas, then this recipe is sure for you to give a try!
Trying this recipe with frozen peas or fresh peas won't promise you the traditional taste. So have some dried peas ready to make this delicious curry.

Dried whole green peas - 2 cups(Soaked overnight)
Onion - 1
Tomato 1
Coconut Milk - 3tbsp
Cumin seeds - 1tbsp
Fennel seeds - 1 tbsp
Turmeric - 1tsp
Red Chilly - 2
Cilantro leaves - few
Oil - tbsp

Cook the over night soaked peas in a pan with enough water for 15 mins. Keep aside.
Heat pan with oil, add the fennel and cumin and red chilly
Add the onion and fry till golden brown.
Mix the chopped Tomato and salt, let it fry till the tomato gets soft.
Add the turmeric powder.
Introduce the cooked peas in to the gravy, allow to cook in medium heat for 5 mins, let it mix well with all the ingredients.
Add 3 tbsp of first coconut milk, cook in low heat for 5 mins and garnish with cilantro.
Good to serve with rice or bread

Comments (2)

On July 25, 2012 at 11:44 PM , Mary Sargent said...

I'm excited about this recipe, made it tonight, couldn't believe that I should cook the peas 15 minutes only, but did, and they were wonderful! Not the usual soft dried beans (peas), but a whole different other thing. Who knew?

On September 17, 2012 at 8:03 PM , Shirley M said...

I made this recipe tonight. First let me say that it was WONDERFUL, but have to admit that I was left with some questions regarding the instructions. After cooking the peas are you supposed to drain them before adding or not? Also, are you supposed to cook the seeds for a while before adding the tomato or not?
I ended up draining the peas most of the way leaving about 3/4 of a cup of liquid. I did not have cumin seeds but the flavor of this recipe even without them I found it outstanding. I did end up using double the coconut milk as I wanted it saucy. I would make it again. I look forward to seeing some of your other recipes. Thank you for posting it.