December 11, 2008

Peas in Coconut Gravy

This is one dish that I thought my mother made. When I spoke to her, she said she's never made anything like it. Then I figured it must be my aunt in Bombay. She gave me two recipes, both of which didn't seem like anything close to this. Both of them individually told me that I had let my imagination go wild because I had memories of eating stuff that didn't "exist".

I made this some years ago in Bangalore. I just put in things that I thought the dish had. My friend and I ate it with rice and Dali Saar, on a cold December night. It was very nice. There was nothing left over and IMHO, that says a lot.

1 cup Peas, cooked

To be ground to a masala:
1/4 cup Coconut, scraped
2 tbsp Tamarind Paste
2-3 Red Chillies
1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
Salt to Taste

For the seasoning:
1 tbsp Oil
1/4 tsp Mustard Seeds
1/4 tsp Asafoetida
7-8 Curry Leaves

Heat the oil in a kadhai and add the mustard seeds and asafoetida. When the mustard seeds begin to splutter, add the curry leaves. Add the peas and fry them for a minute. Add the ground masala and cover and cook for 4-5 minutes more. Add a little water, depending on how runny or dry you'd like this dish to be. Serve hot with rotis or with rice and dal.


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anudivya said...

Cool recipe... never made mine with coconut. Nice idea.

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow yum looking curry. Never tried this combo before. Congratulations on winning suprise gift at AFAM-Cherry.

Preeti said...

Sounds like a peas masala curry that we had in hostel!!

Preeti Ravikiran

Curry Leaf said...

Seems like peas masala.Looks tempting.

Kalai said...

Have never tried making a peas masala curry like this. Fabulous, Raaga!! :)

Laavanya said...

That looks great.. i made this from Seema's blog (My Randap) a while ago and loved it :)

Fearless Kitchen said...

I love the sound of this dish - I wish I could taste it! I love peas, and I'd love to get my husband to eat them. He'd really like this.

Divya Kudua said...

Hey Raaga..this is quite similar to Peas Ambat- great with rice as well as dosas..yummy.And hey congrats for the price you've won!!

Roopa said...

Congrats on winning the afam event:) This dish looks so tasty:) I can have it with rice, or chappathi:)

Uj said...

Looks similar to Batani ghashi.. minus hing and turmeric powder though :) Looks delicious.. got to try it :)

Nags said...

my mom only cooks with fresh peas so when we get some, she makes this, invariably :)

Purnima said...

Vatanya Ambat..u must hv got it frm comments by now..its so can use tondli too in place of fave. dishes..goes well with rice or chapatis..tastes best with fresh peas! Tks for sharing!