Monday, January 7, 2013

Pudina Peas Curry | Fresh Peas Masala Gravy

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Fresh Peas are abundantly available in the markets these days and I am preparing lots of recipes using fresh peas like dry curries,tikkis,as a stuffing in parathas and various gravies.
I have tasted this Pudina Peas Gravy for the first time at my aunt's place long back during one of my visits to Bangalore and it was definitely a winner recipe for me.I still remember the taste of the curry which was really refreshing and a very delicious gravy.This is a typical south Indian gravy which is really delicious and is well balanced with the sweet fresh peas spiced up in the aromatic mint gravy.It is also a perfect recipe to make on any day as the recipe does not call for any onions and garlic.There are no masalas added in the recipe too,But I do add a few cloves and cinnamon in the tempering which is optional.In Kannada this Pudina Peas gravy  is called 'Hasi Batani Kaalu Gojju' where 'Hasi Batani Kaalu' stands for 'Fresh Peas' and 'Gojju' is typically a South Indian style 'Gravy'.
If you get hold of fresh peas,I would strongly recommend you to try this at least once as this is one of my favorite gravies and also use only fresh green peas for this,do not use frozen or dried variety for this.I would suggest you to try this Pudina Peas gravy with triangular folded chapatis like the south Indian way (where oil is applied in the inner layers and folded and rolled to a triangular chapati) instead of rotis as they pair up extremely well with the chapatis.
Pudina Peas Curry | Hasi Batani Kaalu Curry Recipe:
(Serves 2)

2 cups fresh shelled Green Peas
1 cup loosely packed fresh Mint leaves
1/2 cup loosely packed  fresh Coriander leaves
1/4 cup grated fresh Coconut
7-8 Green chillies(adjust the quantity)
1 tbsp Fried gram
juice of 1/2 Lemon
1/2" Cinnamon(optional)
2-3 Cloves(optional)
a sprig of Curry leaves
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
2 tbsp Oil
Salt to taste

  • Microwave the fresh green peas for 3-4 mins with a pinch of sugar.This will make sure the peas retain their green color through out the cooking process.Drain and keep them aside.
  • Heat a tsp of oil in a pan and add green chillies and saute until you see some blisters forming on them.
  • Grind mint leaves with coriander leaves,grated coconut,fried gram and fried green chillies to a smooth paste.Open the jar and keep otherwise you will loose the green color if it is closed for long.
  • Heat the remaining oil in the kadai and crackle mustard seeds and add cinnamon and cloves and let them splutter.
  • Add curry leaves and boiled and drained fresh green peas and fry for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add ground mint masala and fry the masala for 5-6 mins until the oil leaves the edges and the raw smell disappears.
  • Add 1 cup of water and salt to it and mix well and let it simmer for another 5 mins.You can cover it with lid slightly so that the gravy does not splutter outside.Do not cover the kadai/pan completely with the lid otherwise you will loose the lovely green color of the gravy.
  • Switch off the flame and add lemon juice to it and mix well.
Serve it hot with triangular Chapati/Parotta/Rotis or even Jeera rice.
  1. The addition of cinnamon and cloves is optional,in general we do not add it but its your wish to add it or not.
  2. You can add a small piece of ginger while grinding the mint paste.


Unknown said...

Wow this looks so healthy...I love peas...

Padmajha said...

Looks so vibrant. Have a kilo of peas that I got yesterday and some mint leaves too.Surely going to try this today.Nice recipe Prathy...

Anusha said...

Peas aplenty in the market.... when combined with pudina makes me die and go to heaven

KrithisKitchen said...

Gorgeous Pics!!

Anonymous said...

easy and delicious recipe. nice.

Indian Khana said...

nicely done...wonderful combo...looks very yum..

Lifewithspices said...

gorgeous greennn color.. nice variation..

Chitra said...

wow, love its green color. Perfectly made :) Well presented too :)

dassana said...

such a fresh green color. am going to try making this curry.

Deeksha said...

looks yummy. Nice presentation.

divya said...

Wow.. It's so delectable..

Unknown said...

Wow, I love how this reads. Peas and Mint is a great combo, even better as a gravy for curry dishes. Pinning this one to try later!

Deepthi Shankar said...

Nice recipe. Very different

turmericnspice said...

looks so fresh, love the presentation - such a unique curry

Swathi said...

Delicious curry with peas and mints.

Unknown said...

Nice color, will try this when I get some fresh peas. I love to just pop them in my mouth as I peel them :) said...

Tempting n inviting.

great-secret-of-life said...

looks so inviting.. I love the color and combination of spices

Unknown said...

As fresh peas are abundantly available these days,the recipe is worth trying which is very good for taste as well as health.

Rajani said...

Pratibha, you have taken so much care to presere flavour and colour in this recipe- a lovely combination. Will try tonight and let you know.

team ecoSycle said...

I’m making Mulligatawny with naan bread today, but once that’s gone I’ll move east for Peas and Pudina and Pita bread. Funny how this time of year makes us want certain foods.

Jeyashris Kitchen said...

Very nice and interesting recipe. Love the color and presentation

Rajani said...

I did try this couple of days back - very delicious, winner recipe.

Unknown said...

Lovely green colour peas with pudhina rare combination

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