Green Peas Curry Recipe, A Simple Nutritious Dinner Option

Peas have long been an integral part of Indian cuisine, adding a burst of flavour and vibrant colour to a wide array of dishes. These tiny, round, and green wonders are not only delicious but also offer numerous health benefits. One popular preparation that showcases the versatility of peas is the delightful green pea curry. This aromatic and flavourful dish features a rich blend of spices and a creamy base, making it a beloved choice among vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike. 

Peas, known as "matar" in Hindi, have a long history in Indian cuisine and are used in various dishes across different regional cuisines. They are commonly found in curries, rice dishes, soups, and snacks. Peas provide a natural sweetness and a satisfying texture that adds depth to the overall flavour profile of a dish. From the classic Matar Paneer to the vibrant Aloo Matar, peas play a prominent role in creating delicious and wholesome meals in Indian households.

Besides their delicious taste, peas offer several health benefits. These little green powerhouses are packed with essential nutrients, including dietary fibre, protein, vitamins (such as vitamin C and vitamin K), minerals (such as iron and potassium), and antioxidants. Peas are also low in calories and fat, making them a nutritious addition to a balanced diet. The fibre content in peas aids in digestion and promotes a healthy gut. Additionally, the antioxidants found in peas help reduce inflammation and protect against chronic diseases.

In India, peas are at their peak during the winter season, which typically spans from November to February. However, with advancements in agricultural practices and refrigeration, frozen peas are available year-round, allowing people to enjoy the taste and benefits of peas regardless of the season. Whether you're a fan of Indian cuisine or simply looking to incorporate more nutritious and flavorful ingredients into your meals, green pea curry is a must-try dish that showcases the beauty of peas in all their glory.

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  • 2 cups green peas (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tomatoes, pureed
  • 2 green chillies, slit lengthwise
  • 2 teaspoons ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • ½ teaspoon red chilli powder (adjust according to spice preference)
  • ½ teaspoon garam masala
  • ¼ cup coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Fresh coriander leaves for garnish


  • Heat oil in a pan or skillet over medium heat. Add cumin seeds and let them splutter.
  • Add the finely chopped onions and sauté until they turn golden brown.
  • Add the ginger-garlic paste and slit green chillies. Sauté for a minute until the raw aroma disappears.
  • Add the pureed tomatoes and cook until the oil starts to separate from the mixture.
  • Now, add the turmeric powder, coriander powder, red chilli powder, and salt. Mix well and cook for a couple of minutes.
  • Add the green peas to the pan and stir to coat them with the spice mixture. If using frozen peas, make sure they are thawed before adding.
  • Pour in 1/2 cup of water, cover the pan, and let it simmer for 10-15 minutes or until the peas are tender.
  • Once the peas are cooked, add the garam masala and coconut milk. Stir well and let it simmer for another 2-3 minutes.
  • Adjust the consistency of the curry by adding more water if needed.
  • Taste the curry and adjust the salt and spices according to your preference.
  • Garnish with fresh coriander leaves.
  • Serve hot with steamed rice, naan, or roti.
  • Enjoy the delicious and flavorful Green Pea Curry as a main course or as a side dish in your meal!