Green Peas and Vegetable Curry


1 1/2 cup dried green peas
1 small onion, chopped
2 small carrots, chopped
7-8 beans, cut into 3/4 inch pieces
1 potato, peeled and cubed
3 green chillies, slit
1 sprig curry leaves
1/2 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp coriander powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
3/4 tsp fennel powder
1/4-1/2 cup thick coconut milk
salt to taste
2 dry red chillies
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
2 tsp oil


  1. Soak the green peas in enough water for 8 hours or overnight.
  2. In a pressure cooker, add the green peas, chopped onion, carrot, beans, potato, green chillies, curry leaves, chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, fennel powder, salt and enough water.
  3. Then pressure cook it adding enough water for 2-3 whistles until done.
  4. Open the cooker and cook until the gravy thickens. Then add thick coconut milk, mix well and cook for 2 minutes over low flame and switch off.
  5. Heat oil in a small pan and splutter mustard seeds and fry dry red chillies.
  6. Add this to the curry and keep it covered for 5 minutes and then mix well.
  7. Serve with poori, appam, idiyappam etc…

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