Green peas kurma

Green peas kurma was spicy and tasty. This week we went to bangarpet near bangalore to my brothers home and we bought fresh green peas from the road side shop. It was really fresh and clean. And we thought of preparing kurma for morning breakfast as a side dish for idly. It came out very well and also you can have it with dhosa, chapati, rice etc. Try it out and share your comments.

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Health Benefits of Green Peas

Green peas are low in calories in comparison with beans, another legume. While there’s roughly a third of a gram of total fat per cup, most of it is HDL – the “good” kind. Another great thing about green peas is that they contain healthy amounts of fiber, which helps clean the system. They’re rich in B-vitamins, including the folates required for DNA synthesis in the cell, playing an important part in the prevention of neural tube defects in newborns. Vitamin C (97 percent of the daily recommendation) provides ascorbic acid, a water-soluble, free radical-neutralizing antioxidant well known for fighting infection, preventing colds and flu, and building up disease resistance.



Green peas are a rich source of many minerals such as calcium, iron, copper, zinc, and manganese, 45 percent of the DV in vitamin K for blood coagulation, and nearly a quarter of what’s needed daily in thiamin, vitamin A, and folate. The phytosterol ß-sitosterol content has the ability to help lower cholesterol level and build and support strong bones. Other advantages of eating green peas are to prevent osteoporosis and limit neuronal damage in the brain that can cause diseases like Alzheimer’s.

When coupled with other phytonutrients in green peas, including phenolics like ferulic and caffeic acid and the flavanols catechin and epicatechin, benefits include lowered risk of type 2 diabetes. In the flavonoid category, green peas provide the carotenoids and the antioxidants catechin and epicatechin. This common little veggie includes phenolic acids such as ferulic and caffeic acid and polyphenols like coumestrol (see the studies, below). Pisumsaponins I and II and pisomosides A and B (hence the scientific name pisum) are anti-inflammatory phytonutrients found almost exclusively in peas, helpful against type 2 diabetes and regulating blood sugar levels.

Green peas kurma

Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Servings 5 People

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Cup Green peas Approximately 1/2 kg
  • 2 Onion / வெங்காயம்
  • 2 Tomatoes / தக்காளி
  • 4-5 Small Coconuts
  • 1 Inch Ginger / இஞ்சி
  • 5-6 Garlic cloves / பூண்டு பற்கள்
  • 1 Tsp Fennel seeds / பெருஞ்சீரகம்
  • Few Black stone flower Kalpasi
  • 2 Green chilly chopped
  • Few Curry Leaves / கறிவேப்பிலை
  • 2 Tbsp Chilly Powder / மிளகாய் தூள்
  • 2 Tsp Coriander Powder / மல்லித்தூள்
  • 1 Tsp Kashmiri red chilly powder
  • Salt As required

Instructions
 

  • In a pan add oil
  • Add 2 length wise chopped onion
  • Add 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • Add black Stone flowers or kalpasi
  • Add few coconut chunks. You can skip this if you don't like.
  • Add ginger and garlic
  • Saute everything well till brown colour
  • Cool down completely. Add to a mixie jar.
  • Grind to a smooth paste. Add water if needed.
  • In the same pan add little oil. Add 2 cut green chilly and few curry leaves.
  • Add ground masala paste.
  • Add 2 tbsp chilly powder
  • Add 2 tsp coriander powder.
  • Add 1 tsp kashmiri red chilly powder. It's optional.
  • Add 2 chopped tomatoes and salt to cook them.
  • Clean and wash fresh green peas.
  • Add to the gravy saute well.
  • Add required water for the kurma.
  • Check for salt and spicy.
  • Allow to boil till the peas are cooked.
  • Green peas kurma is ready to serve.

Notes

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Hello Friends, I am Poornima Senthil Kumar an IT professional and mother of 2 little angels. My passion for cooking is endless and this blog and Cookingmypassion youtube channel is my dream. I post day to day recipes and also some famous and interesting recipes in my blog and my channel. I love to shoot food preparations videos and also love to capture an eye-catching and mouth-watering pics of my recipes. Me and my husband both love to cook new and innovative recipes. And I am blessed to get my hubby as a supportive and acting partner in our cooking videos. We both love cooking and tasting food as much as we love each other lol... Cooking healthy food, eating happily and staying active without any illness till the last breath is the way of my life. And I would be very happy to know my friends are too happy and healthy with my recipes. No rules, Don't be afraid to do whatever you want. Cooking doesn't have to have rules. I don't like it that way. - Masaharu Morimoto Thank you.

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