Spicy Peas Curry, The Express Way!



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Quick and Easy Spicy Peas Curry


We all have days when we enter the kitchen, look around and wonder what to cook. Since I am a food blogger you might think I am always full of bright ideas in the kitchen. That’s not true. I have plenty of ‘what to cook?’ days. Normally every time I am confused, my husband is faced with this super difficult question. He has a standard answer which is always ready, ‘Rice and Curry’ he says!

For South Indians one meal which can never go out of fashion is a Rice and Curry meal! We can never get tired of it. Well… there is no question of being tired of it considering the hundreds of varieties of curries we cook. All I need is some vegetable and a few spices to whip up a quick curry which is tasty and healthy.


Spicy Peas Curry


Today I had a bag of fresh green peas in the refrigerator. Since I was out of ideas, I made this upper easy curry for lunch, which of course is made in my ‘express’ style. This recipe is very versatile. I used fresh green peas which is in season but frozen peas or any other vegetable is great here. If you don’t have fresh or frozen coconut on hand, don’t worry! Make it without any coconut. Simply increase the amount of tomato to 2 cups instead of one cup and you will be fine. It can also do fine without a little bit of cilantro garnish!  Basically it’s a super easy and super quick to make curry recipe which you really need in your life!

Considering it’s short list of ingredients and ‘express’ cooking methods, it’s very tasty and flavorful.

As the spice mixture or masala is cooking in oil, the whole house will smell heavenly. Here soft sweet green peas are perfectly combined with a fiery hot gravy to make a lip smacking curry.


Spicy Peas Curry


This does not take more than 15 minutes to make if you are using frozen peas so once again this is your perfect weekday solution! Serve hot with some rotis, rice or some good crusty bread and you are sure to be one happy soul.


Spicy Peas Curry



  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup fresh/frozen coconut
  • 4-5 cloves of garlic
  • 3-4 fresh green chilies (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp red chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen peas
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp chopped cilantro


Put the first 8 ingredients in a blender with 1/4 cup of water. Blend it into a smooth paste.

Heat oil in a pan and add the spice mixture. Cook for a couple of minutes. Add the green peas and 1/4 cup of water.Season it with salt according to taste. Continue to cook till the peas are soft cooked. Sprinkle with some fresh cilantro.

Serve hot over rice or with roti.

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