Friday, October 30, 2009

Dry Peas Curry And A Repost

   Isn’t blogging fun!  Visiting some of my blogger friends and leaving them notes today I was remembering how my mother would holler to her neighbor and standing in each others yard share a recipe or tip on cooking.  Times have changed and we blog now.  We get ideas and inspirations from each others blogs and keep improving ourselves.  It's wonderful!

  The recipe I am sharing today may not be considered a delicacy but its good when your vegetable tray is empty, a life saver!  As long as you have enough time to soak your dry green peas at least 4 hours then nobody need know you are running short on vegetables.  It makes a great dish with roti and fried rice.  Add some fresh cream at the end to make it richer.
Dry Green Peas – 1/2 cup (soak overnight)
Onion – ½ cup chopped
Ginger – 1 tspn chopped
Garlic – 1 tspn chopped
Tomato – 1 - 2 chopped or 1 Tbspn puree
Garam Masala – 1/2 tspn
Red chili Powder – 1 tspn
Coriander Powder – 1 tspn
Oil – 2 tspn
Curry Leaves - 1 sprig
Coriander Leaves - for garninshing
1. Pressure cook the soaked peas and with a heavy spoon mash some peas and some intact
2. Heat oil in a pan and add onions and sauté
3. Add ginger and then garlic in this order sautéing after each addition
4. Add turmeric, chili powder, coriander powder and sauté
5. Add tomato and sauté till oil leaves the pan
6. Add your cooked peas in and add water to adjust consistency.  (I like it thick)
7. Once the curry is heated through add the garam masala and mix in well and switch off the stove
8. Serve and garnish with coriander leaves.

Contributor: Sunitha

Reposting for the event
Paruppu/Pappu Curry- Andhra Style

Parippu Curry

We would like to send this entry to Shama Ngarajan's "First cooked food event".Have a fun filled event Shama :-)


  1. I exactly feel the same way.. we are all like blog neighbours. I like cooking with lentils, what kind of peas have you used here, curry looks delicious.

  2. Comforting, healthy and yum. Very creamy and tempting curry! Looks ready for my rotis:D

  3. Blogging IS fun :) I wouldn't know I was missing out on veggies if I ate this, looks delicious!

  4. Well said..:-) Simple and yummy curry.Would love to have it with chappatis..:D

  5. Blogging could be very addictive!
    I have some peas in the freezer, I guess I can try the recipe this weekend. Thanks.

  6. Blogging is great fun and very addictive too :)

    The peas curry looks delicious & very well presented.

  7. Both your dishes look so good, I agree to all the above comments about blogging. It is really good fun & addictive.

  8. Love both the nutritious curries :D

  9. Thanks Gulmohar for dropping by. What a wonderful idea it is a group of friends sharing there experiences and recipes .

    I'm sure i'll keep visitng :).

  10. Loved the color of the curry....looks gr8

  11. Yummy dry peas curry looks very tempting to grab and have it.

  12. lovely curry, m sure must be very delicious as well

  13. yum yum....both looks yummy and delicious.....nice presentation!

  14. Wow.. delicious curry.. presenation looks awsome..!

  15. Ohhhhhh kandittu kothiyavunne.....looks so spicy and superb click dear.

  16. Hi,
    My first visit here :) I'm awed by ur wonderful blog and hope to frequent u more often.
    I completely agree with u on the blog hopping part, I've improved my cooking skills a great deal by reading the food blogs and tips :)
    Ur recipe seems a winner! wonderful presentation!
    Happy weekend!

  17. Nice delicious curry and lovely clicks and presentation.

  18. Wow! Your curry looks absolutely lovely and yummy! This is just perfect for me because I've a bag of dry green peas in my pantry for such a long time, thanks for the recipe.

    Also thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving lovely comments (I just read it today, you really made my day ~ I usually check my older posts once in awhile, not everyday).

    (p.s. I love your blog, you've great concept here, I'll add you on my blog list).

  19. I totally loved the concept of blog neighbors, tats so true :)

  20. Wonderful click .Curry looks spicy and creamy..

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  22. sunitha, this post made me remember my childhood days when i wud only have peas masala and chappathi to any restaurant i went. i also have good memories of amma making this gravy n serving with chapathi n dosa.

  23. I loved the term 'blog neighbours', it is true to this age. Would love to make more blog friends. Liked the colour of your curry. Easy and tasty recipe.


  24. very tempting..nice presentation ..pls do follow my blog

  25. Peas curry looks so good. Loved the deep color of the curry. YUM! Nice click.....

  26. Thank you all for visiting and leaving your precious encouragements!

  27. I somehow like dishes with dry peas better than fresh peas... i'm going to try this one soon :-)

  28. You are so right..Bloggers are like Virtual neighbors esp in sharing opinions and recipes!And the dish sure tempts me!


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