Easy Green Peas and Vegetable Curry

Green Peas and Vegetables in Coconut Milk

Ingredients (Serves  5)

1. Green peas – 1.5 cup, dried (Soak it in enough water for at least 6 hrs or overnight)

Onion – 1 small, chopped

Carrot – 2 small, diced

Beans – 5 – 8, cut into 3/4 inch pieces

Potato – 1 – 2 small, cubed

Green chilies – 3, slit

Curry leaves – 1 sprig

Whole Cashews – 2 tbsp (Optional)

Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp

Coriander powder – 1 tsp

Chilly powder – 1/2 tsp

Fennel powder /  perumjeeraka podi – 3/4 tsp (You can add garam masala powder instead)

Water – As required

Salt – To taste

2. Oil – 2 tsp

Mustard seeds – 1/4 tsp

Dry red chilly – 1

3. Thick coconut milk – 1/4  – 1/2 cup (I used 3 tbsp canned coconut milk. If you are using maggi coconut milk powder, use  1.5 – 2 tbsp powder mixed in 1/4 cup warm water )

Method

1. Cook the ingredients numbered 1 in a vessel adding enough water (water should be in the same level as that of the green peas and veggies) until done. You can pressure cook them for 1 – 2 whistles instead. (Some variety of green peas might take 2 or 3 whistles to get soft). I used a 3 liter pressure cooker. If the gravy looks very dilute when you open the cooker, cook uncovered for a few minutes or until the gravy thickens. Add hot water, if required. Once it thickens, add 1/4 – 1/2 cup thick coconut milk. Mix well.  This curry tends to get very thick as it rests so adjust the consistency accordingly. Cook for 1 – 2 minutes over low heat and switch off.

2. Heat oil in a small pan. Splutter mustards and fry dry red chilies. Add this to the pressure-cooked green peas. Cover with lid for 5 – 10 minutes and then mix well. Serve with idiyappam, palappam, chapatis, poori, porotta etc. This is a very easy, healthy and super-tasty curry. Try it out, friends!

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Maya Akhil

Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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