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.


Hi Roshan,

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

Yours looks delish!!:)

Satya said…
green peas korma looks very delicious roshan the coconut based masala used for it ...

Kairali sisters said…
I never had a white green peas kuruma..Its our family fav too..
Suja Sugathan said…
Delicious this with appam
Swathi said…
Kurma adipoli. Love it.
Torviewtoronto said…
haven't eaten peas like this yummy
Sushma Mallya said…
Grind bell peppers sounds new and interesting, would be really flavourful and nice...
Yummy Team said…
Njan veg kurmayil green peas add cheyyarundu pakshe green peas kurma mathramayittu kazhichittilla..Delicious curry!!
Roshan said…
hi all,

thanks for your comments...


Soumya said…
Delicious peas kuruma... love to have it with parotta...mouth watering...
Roshan said…
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.


Roshan said…
Hi Dr.Sameena,

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


Pushpa said…
Yummy peas kurma..looks lovely

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

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Priya said…
Yummy kurma, i dont bother to have some rite now with my rotis..
NIDHYA said…
Perfect kurma for chapathi. Looks awesome.

Aaha Oho
Jaisy James said…
looks different n delicious
Treat and Trick said…
Looks so creamy and delicious!
Padhu said…
Peas kurma looks so lovely .Love to have it with rotis
That is busting of flavors!
Krishnaveni said…
healthy kurma, thanks for the award dear
Sarah Naveen said…
simply delicious..perfect with roti..
Sanjeeta kk said…
The kurma looks creamy and delicious.

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