Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Curried Green Peas In Coconut Cream




Green pea is a vegetable which  has a whole lot  nutrient values  of vitamins and proteins.  I’m glad I introduced it to my food finicky children a couple of years ago. From that time on , I knew  when they   tasted the very first morsel  of my curried pea , that they were going to be hooked  to it forever. Ever since there has been no looking back. Although I cook  green pea as an accompaniment to the main dish, rice, they prefer to eat it  as a meal itself. As a result I cook extra and let them indulge into the peas, peacefully and  very heartily.  Green peas can be eaten boiled or cooked with  a variety of other vegetables .We all love the pea,which is cooked  to  perfection with carrots and cashew nuts. This is a popular side in many of our occasions ,like festivals ,wedding dinners and even family get -togethers. Come please ! Join me if you may,  as I cross over to my ‘cooking session’ for the specialty of the day: Green Peas with Carrots, Cashews and Coconut Cream.
By the way It’s just a coincidence ,I ‘m cooking with a lot of C’s ( carrots, cashews and coconut cream) A colourful curry indeed!


 Ingredients

250 grams green peas (boiled)

250 grams cashew nuts ( par boiled)


2  carrots ( par boiled and diced)

1 medium sized onion finely chopped

1 green chilly chopped ( optional)


3 cloves of garlic chopped


Half a tsp mustard seeds

1 tsp turmeric powder

1 tsp curry powder ( you can adjust accordingly)

One tablespoon of oil

A few curry leaves ( optional)

Salt to taste

1 cup water (250 ml)


3 generous tablespoons of coconut milk powder

Method

 Heat the oil in a pan . put in the mustard seeds .

When  it starts to splutter, turn in the chopped onion and the green chilly. Cook till onions become translucent and then stir in the garlic and the curry leaves . (cook for less than a minute)

Mix in the turmeric and the curry powder. Add the cup of water into the pan and bring it to a boil.

Now add the boiled peas,carrots and the cashew nuts into the pan  and continue cooking for about 5minutes.Mix in the coconut milk powder , give it a quick stir, so that no lumps form.

Lastly add salt to taste .Cover the pan and simmer till the liquid reduces a little .

This could be eaten as an accompaniment  with either

Steamed rice, onion pickle  and a meat dish of your choice.

Or with  biryani rice and other side dishes.  

Bon Apetit!


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5 comments:

  1. wow this is really tasty i love green peas

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  2. AHHHHHHHHHHH peas of death! Haha!

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  3. I used to be eating and love to eat curry but when I have tasted something arabic curry my taste buds seems no longer interested of this kind of foods unless it is cooked by Filipino.

    It's All About Seth

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  4. I love green peas, it looks delicious.I followed you from the foodie blog roll and I'd love to guide Foodista readers to your site. I hope you could add this green peas widget at the end of this post so we could add you in our list of food bloggers who blogged about recipes for green peas,Thanks!

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  5. What a delicious way to serve peas! I usuallly go with limited spices with peas, I will need to shake things up around my table and add curry my peas. :)

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