Making Dried Green Pea Curry

Updated on October 27, 2017
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Dried Green Pea (Masala) Curry

Green Peas Are Good for Your Health!

Green peas are a good source of protein and dietary fiber. They have little fat and no cholesterol. To make dried green pea curry, you have to soak them in water overnight or for at least ten hours.

Further, you have to cook them with fresh water and some salt. You can make a variety of delicious curries with these boiled green peas by adding vegetables and spices of your choice.

Now, I will show you how to make a spicy dried green pea curry. Serve it with flatbread, roti, or chapati.

Some Important Tips:

1. This curry often becomes salty. Be careful when adding salt. Remember that you are adding salt while cooking the green peas.

2. Serve this side dish with freshly chopped onions on the side. This is a fantastic combination.

5 stars for Dried Green Peas Curry

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 30 min
Ready in: 45 min
Yields: Serves four people

Ingredients

  • 1 bowl dried green peas, soaked overnight and boiled
  • 2 tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp coriander leaves, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp carrots, grated
  • 2 green chilies, slit and cut lengthwise
  • 1 1/2 tbsp chole masala, available in Indian stores
  • 1 1/2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp ginger, finely chopped
  • 1/4 tsp sugar, to balance the taste
  • 1/2 tsp or less salt, or as per taste
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder

Step-By-Step Instructions and Images for Making Dried Green Pea Curry

  1. Soak dried green peas in water overnight or for about 10 hours. Add fresh water and some salt. Cook them in a pressure cooker up to four whistles and simmer for 8-10 minutes.
  2. Keep all other ingredients ready.
  3. Heat oil in a deep-bottomed pan. Throw in chopped onions, green chilies, and ginger. Saute till onions become golden brown.
  4. Add grated carrots. Continue sauteing for a minute. Throw in chopped tomatoes. Add some salt and turmeric powder. Cook them till tomato becomes almost mushy.
  5. Add chole masala powder. Saute the mix for a minute or till the raw smell disappears from the masala.
  6. Add sugar. Pour one and a half cup of water. Bring the mix to a boil. Cover the pan and simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  7. Add cooked green peas with the stock. Mix well. Boil the mix for two minutes. Adjust the consistency by adding some water.
  8. Throw in chopped coriander leaves, reserving a few for garnishing.
  9. Give a nice stir. Turn off the stove. Your yummy dried green peas side dish is ready!
  10. Serve them hot or warm. Garnish it with freshly chopped onions and a few coriander leaves. Enjoy eating while dunking the flatbread into this fabulous curry.

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Step one: Soak dried green peas overnight. Cook them with water and some salt.Step two: Keep all other ingredients ready.Step three: Heat oil in a deep-bottomed pan. Throw in chopped onions, ginger, and green chilies. Saute till onions become golden brown.Step four: Add grated carrots. Saute for a minute.Step five: Add chopped tomatoes.Throw in some salt and turmeric powder. Cook till tomatoes become almost mushy.Step six: Add chole masala powder. Saute till the raw smell disappears from the masala.Step seven: Add sugar. Mix well.Step eight: Pour one and a half cups of water. Cover the pan and boil the mix for two minutes.Step nine: Add cooked green peas with the stock. Stir well. Boil the mix for one or two minutes.Step ten: Add chopped coriander leaves, reserving some for garnishing the curry. Turn off the stove. Mix well.Now, dried green peas curry is ready! Serve it with flat bread, roti or chapati. Enjoy eating!
Step one: Soak dried green peas overnight. Cook them with water and some salt.
Step one: Soak dried green peas overnight. Cook them with water and some salt.
Step two: Keep all other ingredients ready.
Step two: Keep all other ingredients ready.
Step three: Heat oil in a deep-bottomed pan. Throw in chopped onions, ginger, and green chilies. Saute till onions become golden brown.
Step three: Heat oil in a deep-bottomed pan. Throw in chopped onions, ginger, and green chilies. Saute till onions become golden brown.
Step four: Add grated carrots. Saute for a minute.
Step four: Add grated carrots. Saute for a minute.
Step five: Add chopped tomatoes.
Step five: Add chopped tomatoes.
Throw in some salt and turmeric powder. Cook till tomatoes become almost mushy.
Throw in some salt and turmeric powder. Cook till tomatoes become almost mushy.
Step six: Add chole masala powder. Saute till the raw smell disappears from the masala.
Step six: Add chole masala powder. Saute till the raw smell disappears from the masala.
Step seven: Add sugar. Mix well.
Step seven: Add sugar. Mix well.
Step eight: Pour one and a half cups of water. Cover the pan and boil the mix for two minutes.
Step eight: Pour one and a half cups of water. Cover the pan and boil the mix for two minutes.
Step nine: Add cooked green peas with the stock. Stir well. Boil the mix for one or two minutes.
Step nine: Add cooked green peas with the stock. Stir well. Boil the mix for one or two minutes.
Step ten: Add chopped coriander leaves, reserving some for garnishing the curry. Turn off the stove. Mix well.
Step ten: Add chopped coriander leaves, reserving some for garnishing the curry. Turn off the stove. Mix well.
Now, dried green peas curry is ready! Serve it with flat bread, roti or chapati. Enjoy eating!
Now, dried green peas curry is ready! Serve it with flat bread, roti or chapati. Enjoy eating!

Nutritional Information of Green Peas Curry

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1
Calories 190
Calories from Fat36
% Daily Value *
Fat 4 g6%
Saturated fat 0 g
Carbohydrates 28 g9%
Sugar 0 g
Fiber 12 g48%
Protein 10 g20%
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 168 mg7%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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      ShailaSheshadri 6 months ago from Bengaluru

      Thanks Roman. I didn't observe that. This is a healthy and delicious dish that you can relish eating occasionally.

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      Ramon Blackmore 6 months ago from Seattle, WA

      I love bean and pea soups, and yes, pact with fiber and non-meat protein. I will say that the more you eat this type of food the more water you need to drink.

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