Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Dried peas curry

We all know legumes and pulses are good for us and I can also tell you they come to my rescue many a time.When I'm out of vegetables or when I want to make a simple snack look no more turn to your healthier friends - pulses.

I make this curry atleast once every week, it definitely goes well with chapathis or rotis, rice, dosas and idiyappam and appam, etc.

 Another good thing about these are that it doesn't need too much soaking time unlike other pulses and also once soaked it cooks faster.

You need
Dried peas soaked for a few hours 1 cup
Oil 2 tablespoons
Mustard seeds 1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds 1 tsp
Garam masala powder 1 tsp
Coriander powder 1 tsp

To make a smooth paste 
Onion 1 large
Tomato 2 medium
Ginger 1 inch piece
Green chilli 1

  • Pressure cook the pre-soaked dry peas for 2-3 whistles about 10 minutes on a medium flame with a pinch of salt. 
  • Heat a tablespoon of oil in a pan, add the onion,tomato, ginger, green chilli and fry well.
  • Once this cools transfer it to a mixer and blend to a smooth paste.
  • Heat a little oil, add mustard seeds, curry leaves, cumin seeds, fry well.Next add the ground paste.Add the masala powders - coriander and garam masala.
  • Add the cooked peas.
  • Now let this boil and check for salt.

Serve hot with rotis and tomato rice.Add chopped onions and a sprinkle of lemon juice for that extra bit!


  1. Loving this dried peas curry a lot :) such an inviting and delicious looking curry dear :)

  2. My all time favourite, make atleast once this dried peas curry either for lunch or for dinner,inviting Princy.

  3. That's an easy curry... I 2 love peas, the life saver!!!

  4. peas curry looks delicious..best with rotis

  5. An easy to do....nutritious....Love dis

  6. WE make these quite often to go with chapati...but we use coconut milk...will try it ur way so that we could cut down on the calories by avoiding coconut milk :P

    1. Coconut milk is so flavourful yea :) I used to add coconut just lazy to squueze the milk but i like this way better.

  7. Love this yummy dish.. Looks nice !


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