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Green Peas Masala

Geetha Priyanka
Green peas masala is a comforting and wholesome dish that pairs well with paratha or rice. Vegan, gluten-free peas curry packed with flavours gets ready in less than 30 minutes. 
4.8 from 5 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Curries, Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 3 people


1 cup = 250ml ; 1 tbsp = 15ml

    Vegan, Gluten free

    • 1 cup Frozen green peas
    • 3 tbsp Oil
    • 1 tsp Cumin
    • 1 Onion large, finely chopped
    • 1 tsp Ginger garlic paste
    • 1 Tomato medium, finely chopped
    • 1 Green chili finely chopped
    • a pinch Turmeric
    • 2 tsp Chilli powder
    • 1 tsp Garam masala
    • Salt as required
    • 2 cups Water
    • 4 tsp Coconut cream


    • keep green peas in cold water submerged until thawed, it will be ready in 5 minutes to use.
    • Heat oil in a skillet on medium heat.
    • Add cumin and let it splutter.
    • Add onions, saute and cook for a couple of minutes or until it turns soft.
    • Now add ginger garlic paste followed by green chilies, saute and cook for a minute or until raw aroma vanishes.
    • Mix in tomatoes, add salt, turmeric, chili powder, garam masala. Mix well and cook for 5 minutes or until oil separates.
    • Add green peas, water, mix well and simmer for 8-10 minutes or until curry reaches desired consistency.
    • Finally, mix in coconut cream, coriander and turn off the heat.
    • Serve piping hot green peas masala with paratha, naan or rice.



    Adjust spices as per your preferred taste.
    You can substitute canned coconut cream with the cream that forms on the top layer of coconut milk. For rich and thick cream, keep coconut milk can in the fridge overnight, next day skim the cream off the top with a spoon.
    Add water as per your required consistency.
    You may swap in fresh peas for frozen peas.
    Vegetable stock can be used instead of water.
    You can freeze this curry to use later.
    Keyword easy indian curry, green peas curry, green peas masala, green peas recipe, matar masala, quick midweek recipe idea, under 30 minutes dish
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