Green Peas Coconut Milk Curry | Pattani Thengapaal Curry

I have been missing my parents terribly. There were times when they were around, that I wished I could stay away from them, but now when they are truly away from me, I feel the void in my life! I guess that’s with all of us… just like a proverb in Malayalam, that you will know the value of the eye only when it is lost. They are now on a short vacation to the US, to be with my sister and she along with her little boy is mighty excited. I can vouch for her feelings now – how much she would have missed them during all those times that she stayed back home in India. I guess now it’s time for me to go through that phase and wish her the best, so that she enjoys their company, when they are around, InShaAllah…. While I was feeling a heaviness, it was lightened by a friend’s remark that how my parents have been blessed to have their daughters’ company throughout all these years. I never thought it in that way! Many of us, thanks to our cultural biases, look at our daughters as a property which is gone out of the house after a particular time, never to come back. Alhamdulillah, I am glad that I have been around them when they were here, my sister has been with them whenever they were home and now there… This only goes to show how much we have to respect His Plans in our life! Alhamdulillah…. Alhamdulillah Ala Kulli Haal… πŸ™‚


To call it a silver lining in midst of the gloom, happy to share this little interview of this humble blogger in Smart Indian Woman! πŸ™‚ It is only due to all of your support that I have this little space of mine, thank you one and all for being around…


I have already mentioned a few times on the blog the difficulty of making my folks at home have vegetarian food. It always makes me scroll through my files or the mobile to find a suitable way of cooking lentils or vegetables differently from how I normally do. I have already shared a curry with green peas, which is the usual way I make it, but then making the same thing every time invites some dirty looking frowning faces, which definitely I would not like to see! Hehe… This one was a nice mild curry which went so well with the chapathis I made with them… would taste awesome with rice as well! πŸ™‚ This is one curry that my moothamma would serve with vellappams… it is totally delicious!



Green Peas Coconut Milk Curry | Pattani Thengapaal Curry

Course Main
Cuisine Malabar
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Author Rafeeda


  • 3/4 cup green peas soaked overnight
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 4 pc clove
  • 2 small pc cinnamon
  • 2 medium onions sliced
  • 2 green chillies slit
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • 1 tsp garlic paste
  • 1 medium tomato chopped
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 1/2 tbsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp fennel powder
  • 1/4 tsp cumin powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 3/4 cup thin coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup thick coconut milk
  • Curry leaves for garnish


  • Heat coconut oil in a pressure cooker. Fry the cloves and cinnamon briefly.
  • Add the onions and green chillies and cook till the onions are transparent.
  • Add the ginger and garlic paste and fry till the raw smell is gone.
  • Add the tomato and cook till mashed.
  • Add the masala powders and saute till the coriander powder gets a dark shade.
  • Add the water, green peas and the thin coconut milk, adjust the salt.
  • Cook for three whistles on high flame and then another 15 minutes on low flame - or till done.
  • Switch off the flame and allow the pressure to go by itself.
  • Open the lid and keep the curry on low flame.
  • Add the thick coconut milk and cook on simmer for 5 minutes - do not boil! Add the curry leaves and serve warm!

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  1. peas curry luks gud, actually u r very lucky to have lived with ur parents all this while, in my 6 yrs of marriage i've met my parents only twice, once for only 1 day and the second time for 15 days… πŸ™

    1. Yes, Razina, I do consider myself very lucky Alhamdulillah… for having had them around with me all these years… thanks a lot dear… πŸ™‚

  2. Congrats on your Interview.. Delicious curry. Perfect with Appam and Idiyappam !

    1. Thank you so much Priya…

  3. Congrats on your interview for Rafee.. The peas curry looks so delish.. Would taste great with Appam.

    1. Thank you so much Gloria…

  4. Parents are true Blessings From Allah!! Alhamdulillah for everything!! Curry looks so delicious πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Aara… πŸ™‚

  5. Congratulations Rafeeda on your interview. the curry looks delicious..reminds of the peas curry we used get in our hostel

    1. Thank you so much Kaveri…

  6. Must try. Been a long time I've made such a similar curry. Yum with rice as usual.

    1. Thank you so much Nava…

    1. Thank you so much Beena…

  7. Ccongrats on your interview, keep coming…:)

    1. Thank you so much Rashida… πŸ™‚

  8. peas season ON πŸ™‚ interview was awesome.. such a delicious pea curry

    1. Thank you so much Monu… πŸ™‚

  9. I love peas curry with some idiappam esp the chayakada one.He hee frowns.

    1. Thank you so much Meena… hehe…

  10. very true, we value things once they are no longer there or when we are far away from it. pea curry looks delicious.

    1. Thank you so much Nammi…

    1. Thank you so much Veena…

  11. very nice and delicious gravy dish.

    1. Thank you so much Linsy…

  12. wow…this is pretty nice:) Will surely this soon:)
    do look at my blog:)

    1. Thank you so much Shweta… πŸ™‚

  13. Congrats Rafeeda on the interview,,,!!! Keep going,,,

    1. Thank you so much for coming by, Tas…

  14. Hi Rafeeda, that's a very appetizing and delicious curry. Great to go with pratha or extra rice. :))
    Thanks for sharing your recipe.

    Have a nice week ahead,regards.

    1. Thank you so much Amelia… πŸ™‚

  15. congrats on your interview and the curry looks superb

    1. Thank you so much Ruxana…

  16. Congrats on your interview, Rafeeda. This curry looks delish. Love the addition of the coconut milk taking it to another level…

    1. Thank you so much Kanak…

  17. Curry looks tempting……

    1. Thank you so much Sony…

  18. Congrats on the featured interview,Rafee..curry looks delish and perfect to go with appams !

    1. Thank you so much Julie…

  19. My all time favourite curry. Feeling nostalgic Rafee, my pappa brings this curry with hot parotta from a small hotel. So whenever i buy parotta i prepare this Yummy curry. Very delicious curry and you have done justice to this curry.

    1. Thank you so much Eliza…

  20. Nice interview,nice curry..Congratzie!!:D

    1. Thank you so much Manjusha… πŸ™‚

  21. I like a peas a lot,nice curry

    1. Thank you so much Jayanthi…

  22. looks delicious and healthy!

    1. Thank you so much Priya…

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