Cook's Hideout: Fresh Green Peas & Carrot Curry with Coconut

May 11, 2015

Fresh Green Peas & Carrot Curry with Coconut

Blogging Marathon# 52: Week 2/ Day 2
Theme: Seasonal Veggies & Fruits
Dish: Green Peas & Carrot Curry
Fresh green peas in the pod are something I look forward to buy in Spring. They are super sweet and delicious. Even though peeling them is time consuming, I think well worth every minute for these little jewels.
I add these fresh peas in simple ghee rice, or jeera rice. I don't like to add too many spices and overpower the taste of the peas, so I usually keep the dish very simple.
Fresh Green Peas & Carrot Curry with Coconut
Today's dish is a dry curry with sweet green peas, carrots and some grated coconut. This is a very quick and easy dish that gets done in a jiffy. Fresh green peas hardly take any time to cook and if diced small, carrots don't take too long either.

You can spice the dish up with more chilies, but I keep it mild because I like to eat this curry just as is like salad. It is also great when served with rice, roti or even rolled up as a wrap.
Fresh Green Peas
Green Peas - 1cup
Carrot - 2 medium, peeled and diced
Green chilies - 1~2, finely chopped
Ginger - ½" piece, finely grated
Chana dal - 1tsp
Urad dal - 1tsp
Mustard seeds - 1tsp
Cumin seeds - 1tsp
Curry leaves - 8~10
Dry red chili - 1~2 (optional)
Turmeric - ¼tsp
Grated Coconut (fresh, frozen or dry) - 2~3tbsp
Salt - to taste

  • Heat 2tsp coconut oil in a saute pan, add chana dal, urad dal, mustard & cumin seeds. Once the seeds start to splutter, add red chili, curry leaves, ginger and green chili. Cook for 30 seconds and add the chopped carrot.
  • Cover and cook till carrots are almost tender.
  • Stir in the green peas, turmeric and salt. Cover and cook for 3~4 more minutes or until the peas are tender. 
  • Finally add the grated coconut and mix well. Serve with rice or roti. It can also be eaten as a salad :0)
Fresh Green Peas & Carrot Curry with Coconut
Lets check out what my fellow marathoners have cooked today for BM# 52.


  1. Looks so vibrant... So refreshing and inviting

  2. Oh dear the whole winter passed by and not once I made these fresh peas and carrots:( ,love this simple yet very very comforting dish.
    And yes i like the click where you have that open pea pod with those tiny jewels neatly arranged. Super!

  3. Simple and easy curry!! they looks colourful and attractive..

  4. Such beautiful pictures Pavani! how they come out so vibrantly!..

  5. Wow..Colorful dish.Loved your photos.I like to add fresh peas in my curries

  6. Nice pics and this dish is so colorful.

  7. Pictures are so crisp and colorful. Love the combo

  8. Shelling peas was an exercise when growing up. With frozen peas available we don't she'll them as often. They have such a fresh green color.

  9. Wat a catchy curry, simply awesome.. I can have with some rice..

  10. Such a simple yet comforting dish.


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