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June 10, 2009


I tried this gravy from Mrs. Mallika Badrinath’s 100 Vegetarian Gravies book.Actually i tried Yeast free Naan from Raji’s blog..But i made in less quantity(only 4)..So i prepared chapathi too..This korma tasted excellent for both.!!



  • Dried Peas (Soak for 8 hrs )  - 1 cup (Fresh green peas is also good)

To grind:

  • Tomato – 5 nos
  • Big onion- 3 -4 nos

To saute:

  • Cinnamon – 1 inch stick
  • Cloves – 2 nos
  • Cardamom seeds – 1 no
  • Ginger garlic paste – 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder – 2-3 tsp
  • Red chilly powder – 2 tsp (increase if u want more)
  • Tomato sauce – 1 tsp (its not given in the actual recipe but i added it. It gives a restaurant kinda flavor. its ur choice of using it )
  • Fenugreek seeds – 1/4 tsp
  • Jeera/cumin seeds – 1/4 tsp
  • Butter OR cooking oil – 2tbsp
  • Salt & water – as needed.
  • Sugar  - a pinch
  • Coriander leaves – to garnish
  • Fresh cream – little to add before serving


  • Heat a kadai with little oil and roast the cumin and fenugreek seeds till light golden brown and powder it.Keep aside.
  • Grind tomatoes  and onion to make a smooth paste.
  • Heat a kadai with butter and add the spices to it.Then add the ground tomato,onion paste.Saute till the ghee floats on top..saute in low flame.
  • Then add the ginger garlic paste ,coriander powder,red chilly powder and little sugar, tomato sauce diluted in little water..Fry for sometime till nice aroma wafts..
  • Finally add the soaked peas and transfer everything into a cooker..
  • Once the peas gets cooked, add the powdered cumin,fenugreek seeds.Mix it well .Garnish with coriander leaves..
  • Add the fresh cream just before serving!!

Yummy kurma is ready!!





When your mom told you to eat your peas, she knew what she was talking about. Peas flaunt twice the protein of most vegetables, so they're the ideal substitute for fattier protein fare, providing an excellent strategy for controlling your fat intake.
Green peas, like dried peas, are legumes, except they're eaten before they mature. As with all legumes, they're chock-full of nutrients and low in calories.
Their fiber, mostly insoluble, aids intestinal motility and may help lower cholesterol. Of the myriad nutrients peas provide, iron is particularly important since it's hard to find non-animal foods with much of this blood-building nutrient.

Snow peas and other edible-podded peas don't contain the same amount of protein or nutrients green peas do. But they are rich in iron and vitamin C, which help maintain your immune system. Peas have lutein, the carotenoid with a proven record of helping to reduce the risk of age-related macular degeneration and cataracts.

Peas are lower in calcium and phosphorus than beans, but they provide similar levels of protein and carbohydrates.   They are a good source of protein, B vitamins, magnesium, phosphorus, manganese, iron, and potassium. Dried peas are an excellent source of fiber.  Green peas are a good source of vitamin C, vitamin K, and carotenes.  Even though dried peas contain less nutrients than fresh peas, they are more calorie-dense due
to their lack of water.   Dried peas provide the same nutritional content and health benefits as common beans.  Green peas provide a little more additional nutrition and

To know more about Green peas and its nutrients, refer here..

For dried peas, refer here



I tried this palak rice for my husband’s lunch box from Mangala’s blog ..It was very good..I  just followed the same except the number of chillies.My husband liked it very much and i’ve decided to make it often..Thanks Mangala,i’ve got a healthy lunch box recipe from u …Please don’t underrate  the recipe by seeing this worst picture..Wink..I should have taken with more care..I was in a hurry..I am sorry SadUrs was amazing mangala..Actually speaking i got attracted by that picture and bookmarked the recipe..Ur presentation was excellent.Eye-rollingHats off!!


Catch u all with my next post……ByeWave


  1. Awesome click Chitra...I love peas tastes delicious with anything :)

  2. delicious peas masala chithra and palak rice looks yummy..

  3. I love peas made like this.
    Looks so so yummy yumm.

  4. Lovely Peas masala..Looks perfect with that roti..Yummy..

  5. I love peas and peas butter masala looks creamy and rich..perfect with nan and parathas

  6. Lovely peas masala ...would have tasted great with chapathis/parathas... and nice color of the gravy too :)

  7. Arewaah!!what rich colour to gravy.Must taste good too.

  8. this is a lovely curry .. must be soo yumm with rotis or parathas

  9. What a delicious Peas masala! Love the colour and the creamy rich look of the gravy!

  10. Wow the gravy looks so delicious, also very nice info on peas from your kitchen clinic. Thanks for sharing.

  11. wow! nice pes masala the clicks ..awsome

  12. I've tried this recipe from her book too - looks good and so does the palak rice :)

  13. hi chitra,
    don't u worry abt the snaps dear! the recipe sounds so good and the first pic made me drool looks so rich :P
    hmmm Mangala's recipe for t&t wow! thats great chitra glad u r trying recipes from other blogs too!

  14. Wow peas masala look yummy and spinach rice looks great CHitra:)

  15. Looks colorful and Delecious..I toolove Malika Badirinath recepies..

  16. Malliga Badrinath's recipes are worth to try. Peas butter masala looks delicious.

  17. Wow peas masala looks yummy. Nice click.

  18. Korma looks good:)
    Rice picture also is looking gorgeous,not bad as u hav told!! Looks mouthwatering!

  19. i love peas, can you make it without butter? lol rebecca

  20. Oh wow looks flavourful and yum.....that palak rice also looks flavourful....

  21. hi chitra ..
    yummy peas masala ..lovely click too

  22. Thanks Chitra for visiting my blog... peas curry and palak rice looks yumm...Thanks for you love my meaning of my blog too...And about the blog name of your I must say This is very attractive name too as I am a fan about the movie of Ratatouille...I love this movie very much and your blog too...

  23. lovely dish... looks awesome..

  24. Ahh..I just need some porotta's now..dip into that rich curry n yummmm..heaven..!..nice clicks dear..!

  25. Thanks a lot dearies for ur sweet comments abt my click..:)
    @ pinky, thanks a lot dear:)

  26. That looks so lovely, can't wait to make it. Going to check my pantry for peas, butter and stuff!

    Tried and tested...looks awesome too!!!

  27. Peas butter masala is soo tempting...yum yum!!!

  28. You had me at the first pic Yum!

  29. Peas masala looks yumm and lovely clicks chitra..

  30. Yummyyyyyyyy...very nice cliks :)

  31. Who doesn't love peas? Looks good. My daughter loves a variation on this. Its also a PBM but its Paneer (not peas) butter masala. :)

  32. I have heard a lot abt vepampoo rasam..but haven ever tried it.may be now I will.


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