Cooking is one of my passions. I like to make nutritious and tasty foods at home without using preservatives or artificial colors.
Green Peas Make a Fantastic Curry!
Green peas are a good source of protein and dietary fiber. They have very little fat and no cholesterol. You can make a variety of delicious curries with boiled green peas by adding vegetables and spices of your choice. This particular curry is wonderful when paired with flatbread, roti, or chapati.
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Serves four people
- 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, I used Everest chole masala
- 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 to taste
- 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
- Soak the dried green peas in water overnight or for about 10 hours. Add freshwater and some salt. Cook them in a pressure cooker up to four whistles and simmer for 8-10 minutes.
- Keep all other ingredients ready.
- Heat oil in a deep bottomed pan. Throw in chopped onions, green chilies, and ginger. Saute until onions become golden brown.
- Add grated carrots. Continue sauteing for 1 minute. Throw in chopped tomatoes. Add some salt and turmeric powder. Cook until tomato becomes almost mushy.
- Add chole masala powder. I used Everest chole masala in this recipe. I recommend this brand because it has a nice aroma that suits this curry. However, if you wish, you can use other brands also.
- Saute the mix for 1 minute or till the raw smell disappears from the masala.
- Add sugar. Add 1 1/2 cups of water. Bring the mix to a boil. Cover the pan and simmer for 2-3 minutes.
- Add cooked green peas with the stock. Mix well. Boil the mix for 2 minutes. Adjust the consistency by adding some water.
- Throw in chopped coriander leaves, reserving a few for garnishing.
- Give a nice stir. Turn off the stove. Your yummy dried green peas side dish is ready!
- Serve hot or warm. Garnish it with freshly chopped onions and a few coriander leaves. Enjoy eating while dunking the flatbread into this fabulous curry.