Green Peas Masala (kerala Style Dried Green Peas Curry)
The black chickpeas and dried green peas are two favourite legumes used widely in Kerala preparations. I rarely see any Keralite use fresh green peas for that matter even when they move to cities that have them in abundance, they stick to dried peas. The dried green pea is used in stews, cooked with minced meat or in this typical style we refer to as green peas masala. We have it with puttu, appam, paranthas and rotis. This style that I do is a bit tedious because it uses roasted coconut and is hence a varatharacha curry (roasted ground paste of coconut). However, if you are aversive to coconut or find this process cumbersome you can follow the other steps and have a simple green peas masala.