Masala Pattani Kadala | Spiced Green Peas



Usually, I start to like posts with something that is happening in life, like maybe the weather, or some interesting happening. I don’t know why these days, life is a haze. It becomes morning, then it is the usual rush to work. Once work is done, then I go for my workouts and then reach home just in time to make something for dinner. Days just seem to be moving in super speed, from weeks to months. Before we even know, 2019 will come to an end, in fact it is almost close to. I did give a sigh when I noticed the date today. It hasn’t been a kind year, to say the least but Alhamdulillah for everything. We have survived through it and InShaAllah we will surely go ahead with His grace… πŸ™‚


But something interesting has been happening and that is – finally winters are in! We had a wet day yesterday and it was really cozy that it just made all of us lazy. We are expecting a couple of more wet days before it settles into a quiet winter. I do hate the short mornings and the long nights, because at times I do find it depressing, but then taking out that, I love how good it makes you feel. I am actually looking forward to the coming up few weeks, a lot is going to happen, InShaAllah. I would only advise all of you to stay tuned to my Instagram stories.Β  πŸ˜‰




What more apt for the weather than a hot cup of chai and some masala pattani! Pattani is what green peas is called in Malayalam. Each time I say, it elicits a giggle from me, I have no idea why. πŸ˜€ Just like the kala chana chaat, this is another dish that is usually enjoyed by the girls if they are in a good mood. We love to have these dishes for Iftar as it is filling and non-guilty too. It is just the coziest thing to have when you want something spicy but don’t want to spend a lot of time making it, nor do you want something deep fried! Somehow, at home, my family seems to like snacks like these than deep fried, which makes my life a little bit better.


If you have already cooked green peas in your freezer, then this dish is a breeze. You don’t need to saute the onions and tomato till done, since you need to maintain the crunch and deliciousness it would give to the overall dish. Basic spices are used, which can be adjusted as per your family tastes. I keep the dish mildly spiced, since we are not fans of burning our tongues! Still, I love to add minced chillies into such dishes. The look the girls give when they bite into one is irreplaceable! πŸ˜€ Off to this simple recipe…





5 from 8 votes

Masala Pattani Kadala | Spiced Green Peas

Course Sides
Cuisine Malabar
Prep Time 8 hours
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 8 hours 45 minutes
Servings 4
Author Rafeeda


  • 1 cup green peas soaked overnight and drained
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 2 green chillies chopped
  • 1 sprig curry leaves minced
  • 1 onion sliced thin
  • 1 to mato chopped
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp garam masala powder
  • Salt to taste


  • Pressure cook the drained green peas in lots of water and salt till done. Drain and set aside.
  • Heat oil in a saucepan. Splutter mustard seeds and the fennel seeds.
  • Add the curry leaves, ginger garlic paste and green chillies and briefly fry.
  • Add in the onion with a little salt and saute till just wilted.
  • Add the tomato along with the powders and saute till the mixuture is cooked yet crunchy. Sprinkle water if it sticks to the pan.
  • Add the drained green peas and toss well. Adjust seasoning, simmer for a couple of minutes.
  • Serve hot with a cup of chai...

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  1. A delicious and healthy side dish!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks Angie!

  2. Rafeeda,
    So good to to check your blog after a long time….
    Very nice recipe!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Madhavi…

  3. looks delicious , have never tried pattani with chai..kollalo idea !!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Julie…

  4. Love simple curries like this, perfect with some bread. I know even my son was commenting why the year has gone so fast.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Nammi…

  5. 5 stars
    2019 flew by really fast. Hope 2020 brings us peace and happiness πŸ™‚
    This masala green peas look so inviting. I always have frozen peas on hand, will have to try this dish sometime. Looks so inviting and delicious.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Just wishing for the best… Thank you so much Pavani… πŸ™‚

  6. 5 stars
    A delicious and healthy side dish worth a try. I loved how simple it is to make and tastes yummilicious.
    Cooking this in pressure is such a lovely idea.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Lata…

  7. 5 stars
    I have some dried peas in my pantry so definitely going to give this recipe a try. Such a comforting bowl of spiced up peas. Hoping that the coming year goes well for you.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Mayuriji…

  8. Masala green peas look so inviting and delicious. I don’t remember when I last used dried peas…There was once a time when I used only those but now I only use frozen peas as it’s quick!! And, So true that time flies without even knowing…Hoping and wishing that the coming year goes well for you.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Padma… same to you too!

  9. 5 stars
    As the season of green peas are here, so I will surely try this dish. It seems to go well with simple phulka for me … And yes, wishing you a happy new year as well dear !

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Sasmita…

  10. This looks delicious and makes a good snack but I always buy fresh peas and store them in the freezer. Shall give a try to this soon.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Jayashree…

  11. I too agree, seems 2019 is just sleeped away so fast from our lives, hope not 2020 does the same! Green peas masala, sounds perfect for weeknigght as it’s come togther in no time and best with hot phulka.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Jagruti…

  12. Sandhya Ramakrishnan says:

    5 stars
    Rafeeda, after seeing your dish I am feeling so guilty of not using the dried green peas at all. I am not a big fan of peas (fresh or dried) and would look for all possible ways to not eat then growing up. Now I have my flavors more in a balance and I am feeling bad not to make it. I will definitely try this recipe soon! This also reminds me of the Manga Thengai Pattani sundal that they sell in the beach.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      I think it is with all of us. We have an inertia to try stuff that is not within our taste buds. Thank you so much Sandhya…

  13. 5 stars
    We call this green peas fry n some restaurants top it with roasted papad. When we girls gang meet this is the first thing we order. Love the colors n the content thank you for now I can make this at home. Enjoy your pattani… you are right even I am smiling.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      That’s new for me… will try with the papad… Thank you so much Archana…

  14. 5 stars
    I love such simple and easy recipes. The green peas masala looks fabulous and lip smacking.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Lathiya…

  15. 5 stars
    Green peas made in a way to be served with chai in an awesome idea and sounds interesting and unique. Definitely a worth trying recipe.

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