Green Peas – Kovakka ( Ivy gourd) Curry


  1 cup green peas
  8-10 kovakka (ivy gourd), sliced
  1 big onion, sliced
  1 tomato, chopped
  1 piece ginger
  3-4 cloves garlic
  2-3 green chillies
  1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  2-3 tsp sambhar powder (I used Eastern sambhar powder)
  1 cup thick coconut milk
  1 tsp mustard seeds
  curry leaves


  1. Soak green peas in water overnight. Pressure cook it by adding salt and enough water and keep aside.
  2. Grind ginger, garlic and green chillies together and make a paste.
  3. Cook sliced kovakka pieces, tomato, onion, ground paste and turmeric powder together with water and salt in a pan.
  4. Add cooked green peas and sambhar powder to this and mix well. Allow to boil.
  5. Finally add thick coconut milk and boil for 2-3 minutes.Adjust the salt.
  6. Heat oil in a small pan, splutter mustard seeds and add curry leaves. Pour this over the curry, mix well and serve hot….

 Sending this to Kerala Kitchen Event hosted by Julie @ Erivum Puliyum



  1. All your recipes look amazing ! thanks for the lovely blog 😉
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  2. It's only in Kerala that I've found these dried peas… a few years back i didn't even know dried peas exists… Though I prefer fresh peas to dried but i love some curries made out of it…This combination sounds great…

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