Peas potato curry recipe south Indian style | Dry peas curry

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Peas potato curry recipe south Indian style – Dry Pattani Kuzhambu with step by step pics and video recipe. Simple, easy to cook and tasty side dish for idli, dosa and goes well with chapathi/poori and rice as well.

One of the very common curry recipes is Pattani potato masala/kulambu. I pair this dry Pattani kuzhambu usually with our favourite chinna vengaya/small onion uthappam.

peas potato masala recipe

It is not a surprising fact that most of our traditional recipes and cuisines include by default healthy ingredients. you cannot see a south Indian pantry especially Tamil pantry without Dry peas. At least 2-3 times a month or even more commonly this cancer-fighting food is being used in our diet.

Some of the breakfast curry recipes:

Peas potato curry recipe

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Peas potato curry recipe south Indian style

Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time40 minutes
Soaking dry peas8 hours
Total Time8 hours 55 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings


to saute and grind

  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 large onions chopped
  • 1 tsp poppy seeds
  • 1 tbsp sambar powder
  • 2-3 tbsp coconut

For curry

  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tbsp ginger chopped
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1/2 medium tomato chopped
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 cup dry peas soaked overnight
  • 1 large potato diced
  • salt to taste
  • 1.5-2 cups water
  • 2 tbsp coriander leaves


  • Soak the Pattani/Dry peas overnight.
  • To saute and grind, Heat oil, crackle cumin seeds, garlic and add curry leaves, onion and fry till pink.
  • further, add poppy seeds and fry for few seconds.
  • Later, add sambar powder and coconut pieces. Fry again for few seconds. Put off flame.
  • Let the mixture cool and grind it to a fine paste.
  • Meanwhile, In a cooker, heat oil, add mustard seeds, chopped ginger, curry leaves and onions
  • Fry till onions are slightly brown.
  • Further add tomatoes and fry till slightly mushy.
  • When the tomatoes are mushy, add prepared masala, turmeric powder and fry for few minutes.
  • Now, drain and add the peas and diced potatoes to the cooker along with salt to taste .
  • Add water to make it thin. Close and pressure cook for 4-5 whistles.
  • Open and mash it slightly.
  • lastly, garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve hot with idli/dosa/rice.


Dry Peas and potato masala Curry recipe

1.Soak the dry peas overnight. Firstly, lets prepare the masala needed for the curry. Heat oil in the pan and add cumin seeds and garlic to it. let it crackle a little and then add roughly chopped onions and fry until they get transparent.

fry the onions - peas potato masala

2. When the onions turn transparent, add khus khus/poppy seeds and fry for few seconds.

add khus khus - peas potato masala

3. Lastly, add sambar powder and coconut. mix well. put off the flame. need not fry further.

Add spices and coconut - peas potato masala

4. cool and grind it to a fine paste. Keep it aside until use.

grind it - peas potato masala

5. Meanwhile, heat oil in a cooker. crackle mustard seeds and saute in chopped ginger. When the mustard crackles, add curry leaves.

fry onions and ginger - peas potato masala

6. Fry in the chopped onions together until they turn slightly brown.

fry till transparent - peas potato masala

7. Furthermore, add chopped tomatoes and fry till slightly mushy.

fry tomatoes - peas potato masala

8. At this stage, add prepared masala, turmeric powder and mix well. Fry for few seconds.

add masala and turmeric -peas potato masala

9. Drain and add the soaked peas into the cooker along with diced potatoes and salt to taste.

soaked peas, potato and salt- peas potato masala

10. Mix well and add 1.5 -2 cups of water to make it thin.

add water - peas potato masala

11. Pressure cook for 4-5 whistles or even longer. Let the pressure settle on its own before you open. Mash the peas slightly here and there.

pressure cook and mash - peas potato masala

12. lastly, chopped coriander leaves is used to garnish. Mix and serve hot.

add coriander leaves - peas potato masala
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