White Peas Curry

White Peas Curry

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Kerala style dried white peas curry is a perfect combo for any mains. I like to serve it with rice, rotis, Appam, Puttu or even dosa. The dried peas here is soaked overnight and pressure cooked. It is then cooked with spices in coconut milk and finally tempered in coconut oil.

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Preparation time: 6 hours

Cooking Time: 45 mins

Serves: 4


  • White peas: 1 cup
  • Potato: 2 medium size
  • Onion:1 large sliced
  • Ginger: 1 tbsp juliened
  • Green chillies: 2 slit
  • Curry leaves: few sprigs
  • Coconut milk: 1 cup
  • Turmeric powder: 1tsp
  • Coriander powder: 1 tbsp
  • Black pepper powder: 1/2 tsp
  • Star anise: 1
  • Cloves: 2
  • Mustard seeds: 1tsp
  • Dry red chillies: 2
  • Coconut oil: 4 tbsp
  • Salt: to taste


  • Soak the dried peas in water overnight . Pressure cook the soaked peas with peeled potatoes with some salt and 1/2 tsp of turmeric powder. Cook for 2 whistles, turn off the heat and let the pressure settle down before opening.
  • Heat a skillet, add 3tbsp of oil, add cloves and star anise, give it a quick stir.
  • Add ginger, green chillies and curry leaves and toss.
  • Next add in the sliced onions with some salt and sauté the onions till they turn light brown.
  • While the onions are getting sautéed, dry roast the spice powders ( 1/2tsp turmeric powder , coriander powder and pepper powder) in another pan for around 5 mins and add this to the onions.
  • Lower the heat and cook the spice powders for 2 to 3 mins.
  • Add in the stock from cooked peas and cook for 2 mins.
  • Add cooked peas and potatoes, lightly mash the potatoes. Mix well with the spices.
  • Add coconut milk and let it simmer on low heat for 5 mins and turn off the heat.
  • For tempering, heat a pan, add a tbsp of oil. Add mustard seeds, let it splutter. Add dry red chillies and curry leaves and toss and pour this on the curry. Mix them before serving.

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