February 24, 2017

Kathirikai Peas Kuruma | Brinjal Green Peas Curry


Brinjal and green peas curry is very delicious and unique preparation.  We can use both fresh, frozen or dried peas for this curry.  This can be served with both rice and rotis.  


Ingredients :

  1. Brinjal - 5- 6 medium sized
  2. Fresh green peas - 1/4 cup
  3. Oil - 1 tsp
  4. Cinnamon stick - 1 no
  5. Cloves - 3 nos
  6. Green cardamom - 2 nos
  7. Onion - 2 small sized, finely chopped
  8. Ginger garlic paste - 1 tbsp
  9. Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  10. Green chilly - 1 no
  11. Coconut, grated - 1/2 cup
  12. Chilly powder - 1 tsp (to taste)
  13. Tamarind pulp - 1/2 tsp
  14. Salt to taste
  15. Coriander leaves for garnishing

Method :

1.   Heat oil in the heavy bottomed pan, add cinnamon stick, cloves, cardamom and finely chopped onions.  Saute till tender.

2.   Add ginger garlic paste, turmeric powder, green chilly and salt.  Saute.

3.   Add sliced brinjal and green peas (if you are using dried peas, soak them for few hours).

4.   Grind together coconut, tamarind pulp and chilly powder to smooth paste and add them to the brinjal curry.


5.   Add enough water and cook them till done.  (I pressure cook them for one sound)

6.   Garnish them with freshly chopped coriander leaves.


Serve with rice / rotis.

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