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Kerala Style Green Peas Curry For Idiyappam And Appam

Padma Rekha
0 minutes
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
3 People
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ABOUT Kerala Style Green Peas Curry For Idiyappam And Appam RECIPE

This recipe is a part of 'Kerala Style Breakfast Thali'. In Kerala, they serve curries like kadala curry, vegetable stew, peas curry or egg curry as a side dish for dosa, appam and idiyappam along with coconut chutney.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Everyday
  • Kerala
  • Side Dishes

Ingredients Serving: 3

  1. Dried Green Peas- 1 cup
  2. Onion- 1 big sized, finely chopped
  3. Small onions- 5 peeled and chopped
  4. Ginger- 1/2 inch chopped
  5. garlic cloves- 4 chopped
  6. Green chillies- 3 slit in to two
  7. Tomato- 1 small sized finely chopped
  8. turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  9. coriander powder- 1 tsp
  10. Coconut- 1 tbsp grated
  11. Fennel seeds- 1 tsp
  12. coconut milk- 2 cups (*Check the tip)
  13. Oil- 1tsp and 1 tbsp, preferably coconut oil
  14. Curry leaves- 2 sprigs
  15. salt to taste


  1. Wash and soak the dried green peas in two cups of water for over night. The next day, cook them in a pressure cooker till 6 whistles blow, then set aside.
  2. Heat 1 tsp oil in a pan, add chopped onions and fry till they turn into a golden colour. Add the chopped ginger, garlic and green chilies and fry for 3 minutes.
  3. Now add turmeric powder, coriander powder and give it a good stir. Add a tbsp of water from the cooked peas and cook it for 3 more minutes. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
  4. Grind this cooked onion masala with coconut and fennel seeds into a smooth paste.
  5. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan, add the grounded masala and cook for a while. Add the curry leaves, chopped tomato, salt to taste and give it a good stir. Cook till the oil leaves the sides.
  6. Now add in the cooked peas, coconut milk and mix it well. Bring it to a full boil on a medium heat. Then reduce the heat to low, cover and cook for 5 more minutes.
  7. Serve with Idiyappam, appam or parota.

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