Thursday, April 2, 2009

Green peas Masala

If you have some frozen peas lying in your freezer and you want to fix something jazzy for the dinner, then here is a peas masala curry in just 10 minutes. It is one of my favorite curries because of its simplicity and lingering taste.
If planned properly, this dish can be done by soaking (5-6 hrs) the dried peas also.
But cooking the dry peas may take a lot of time:(
It tastes great if prepared with fresh peas with pods. I love buying them with pods because i think it is really a fun to remove the crunchy pods:) and to see the green pearl like peas inside.

Green peas masala curry / pachai pattani curry (Tamil)/ Sweet peas masal.




Ingredients:
Green peas (fresh or frozen) - 1 cup
chopped onion - a handful
curry leaf - 1 brig.
ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
Tomato - 1
oil - 1 tbsp
chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
coriander powder - 2 tsp
Turmeric powder - a pinch
fennel seeds - 1 tsp
cumin - 1/2 tsp
salt - to taste
water - 1/4 cup

Method:

Remove the pods and collect the green peas. (If frozen peas are used, then defrost them in running water).Wash them in running water.
Heat oil in a kadai.
Add a tsp of fennel seeds. After it turns red, add the chopped onions and curry leaves.
Fry till the onion becomes tender. Then add the ginger garlic paste and saute well.
Then goes the chopped tomato and cook till it becomes mushy.
Now put the green peas ,salt, chilli powder,cumin, coriander powder, turmeric and 1/4 cup water.
Cook covered until done.
In just 10 minutes Green peas masala is ready.
Garnish with finely chopped cilantro.

Serving suggestions:
Serves 2 people.
Good to go with chapathi, naan, vegetable pulao, any rice dish.

30 comments:

Priya Sriram said...

Looks super spicy and yummy! Quick fix for the dinner? I'm in! :D

Cham said...

Would be great with roti or rice, frozen are always great for lazy days!

Ann said...

Yes,I agree with that too Vicky..perfect with roti or rice..I love peas flavour..This is new to me but..would love to try

Lavanya said...

i never tried this...looks yummy vicky..i would love to try..

Malar Gandhi said...

I like to have the whole peas, with pods. As you said, its fun to open them up. But here its always frozen, and hate this English peas because they are vey sweet and small! Its better to fix the dry peas for me instead. Love your dish dear!:)

Gita's Kitchen said...

Lovely dish Viki, I have some fresh peas lying in the fridge, I make this peas masala with chapathis for dinner, thanks dear :)

Priya said...

My all time fav, i love this peas masala with rotis, yummy masala!

Superchef said...

i like it spicy like this!!

Asha said...

Looks so yummy, I love greenpeas dish.I do prefer the dry and soaked ones rather than frozen sweet peas for spicy gravy but frozen are super quick to make something. Great recipe, thanks! :)

Ushanandini said...

I prefer with rotis. The Frozen ones are for a quick fix. In my place, the pea pods are cheap. I open them and put those green tiny peas in a ziplock and store them in a freezer. Here, peas are too sweet. :D

Madhu's cooking gallery said...

Looks yummy! really good one with rotis!

Deepa Hari said...

Simple and delicious...quick fix kind of dish...Love it Viki.

Poornima Nair said...

Great dish...looks delicious.

Varsha Vipins said...

mmmm..loved it..love any gravy with peas..yumm..:)

Smitha said...

Its been along time since I've had this curry. Thanks for bringing it back to my memory. Nice recipe.

Ann said...

Yes, I too prefer the fresh pods to make this, its sort of a simple and feel good recipe ..looks Spicy and yum :)

Vibaas said...

love this recipe viki :)

RAKS KITCHEN said...

frozen is my choice!!But never made this kurma/masala viki! Thanks for the recipe!

ARUNA said...

first visit to ur blog.......its a simple dish, yet delicious!Picture looks tempting....its more tasty with rice than roti!

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

delicious curry.looks drool worthy viki.

sowmya said...

i love this..looks yumm..

Madhumathi said...

Green peas masala looks super yumm!Its a great sidedish for rotis :)

Akal's Saappadu said...

looks deliciously flavored with masalas; I use frozen green peas too (practical and tastes the same as the fresh ones).

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Ingredients scream chettinad style the peas are tempting, I cant wait to taste them.

Anu said...

Very inviting spicy pattani curry :) Healthy too!

sriharivatsan said...

Wow, super recipie Viki..Ennaku rhomba pudikum...Chummave sapdalam..Looks spicy...

Subhie Arun said...

quick sabzi for goes wth chappathi/naan..like ur version..just bit different frm mine..will try ur version..thx for sharing..and u have wonderful site wth wonderful recipes..will keep follow ur site

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

I like green peas very much and would add to all my noddles pa...the dish look yummy yarr. I prepare exactly the same but i add cashew paste and some cream to the dish

meeso said...

Wow, I love peas, looks so delicious!

Pavithra said...

Green peas masala is looking so good..I am peas lover so it is tempting