May 17, 2008

Peas Kurma

This is a kurma which can be prepared with much ease and pairs very well with chapathis,rotis and also with parottas..It is almost like a vegetarian version of the chicken chalna served with parottas..It can be prepared with both dried peas or fresh peas..Even the frozen version of peas can be used..My recipe marathon starts here with this peas kurma...



Peas - 2 cups (If using the dried ones soak them overnight)
Onion (medium size) - 1/4 chopped
Coriander powder - 2 teaspoons
Cumin powder - 1 teaspoon
Chilli powder - 2 teaspoons
Turmeric powder - 1 teaspoon
Oil -2 tablespoons
Salt to taste

For the paste
Onion (medium size) - 1 chopped
Tomatoes - 2 large ones
Grated coconut - 2 tablespoons
Cloves - 3
Cinnamon - 1 inch
Garlic - 4 pods
Ginger - 1 inch

For the seasoning
Cumin seeds,curry leaves,mustard seeds - 1 teaspoon each


Add 1 spoon oil in a pan and saute all the ingredients one by one needed for the paste..Allow the mixture to cool and puree it in the mixie/blender.
In a pan heat the remaining oil and add the seasoning..When they start splutterring add the onion and saute until it turns translucent..Add the blended paste followed by coriander powder,cumin powder,turmeric powder and salt.
Add the peas along with 11/2 cups water and bring to a boil.
If using dried peas cook it seperately with 2 cups water and then add it.
Simmer for 5 minutes and garnish with coriander leaves..


Sending this off to Weekend Herb blogging hosted this week by Sweetnicks

Check out the other recipes in the marathon today Day 1:


Srivalli - Chicken Semi Gravy
Raaga - Masala Lauki Channa dhall
Arundati - Kuwaiti tea
Lakshmi - Sour Cream Cake
Dhivya - Bhindi jaipuri
Bhags - Tomato Shorba
Siri - Baked Cauliflower with marinara sauce
Swati - Dum ka Murgh Zafrani


  1. Wow, Divya! So you are also running for the marathon! Best wishes. Peas Kurma is a good start for that. looks so delicious.

  2. hey wow Divya...Thanks for joining in..Lets njoy running ;-)

    This is a wonderful looking dish! yum! I am gng to post something with peas too 2morrow ;-).

  3. Welcome to Recipe Marathon Divya. thats one yummy looking Peas Kurma. I added you to the list on my blog and on my side bar too!

    cya tmrw again Divya!


  4. hey ... this ones looks delicious.. a red gravy is anytime good.. i like d addition of grated coconut..

  5. Peas Kurma looks neat and yummy....good one for starting up

  6. I too make peas kurma some time back...although a bit different...great side dish for rotis

  7. Good start Divya, yummy looking kurma, very nice recipe!!!

  8. Divya V, the Kurma looks tempting!! The curry looks delicious and rich!! Thanks for sharing!

  9. Wow, r u in the race? Best wishes, look forward 4 ur enty Div :) Looks delicious the peas Kurma

  10. Wow....this looks so yummy!

  11. Your peas kurma looks delicious! Will try this one for sure.

  12. I too make the same way Divya.Looks sooo delicious

  13. delicious kurma....gr8 to c u participate in the recipe marathon.

  14. Something is waiting for you at my blog, Divya! Have a look!

  15. Starting strong in the marathon with this delicious peas kurma! Perfect with any type of bread I bet.

  16. That would be just awesome with some flaky parottas!

  17. hai divya...u have a nice blog..luved peas kurma...

  18. Recipe Marathon..sounds interesting..Peas Kurma looks yumm, will enjoy it with my chapathis. You enjoy a award which is waiting in my blog for you.

  19. Peas kurma, absolutely delicious.
    Almost like mutter paneer minus the paneer.

  20. divya , kurma looks sooo temptingggggg

  21. this is a delcious curry divya!!!love to have this with rice or chapathis!!!i have posted my 1st marathon recipe today:)

  22. Lovely kurma. Never made this before. I will certainly make this and may be eat with dosas!!

  23. i made this and it was awesome and delicious

  24. hey divya. tried your recipe and it was awesome...thank u!

  25. wow.looks delicious....going to try tomorrow

  26. hey.i tried out the recipe and it was delicious..........thank u soo much....all ur recipes r very gud....i really liked ur blog....actually u inspired me to start my own foodblog.....but i must say that am nt very gud at hope i will get all ur support


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