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Easy Kovalam Mutter | Vegan Green Peas Curry

Kovalam Mutter is super simple, robust & aromatic curry that will easily make it's way on your regular dinner rotation. Serve with rice for a complete meal.
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Indian, kerala, kovalam, South Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 people

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup coconut
  • 2 tbsp cashews
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tbsp urad dal
  • 1 onion
  • 1 tbsp ginger paste
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 3 cups green peas
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp coriander cumin powder
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • salt as required
  • cilantro for garnish

Instructions

  • First prepare a paste of coconut, garlic and cashews. Keep it aside for now.
  • Heat oil in a pan and temper cumin seeds.
  • Once it splutters, add urad dal and fry till they turn light golden.
  • Then add finely chopped onions and saute till they turn translucent.
  • Next add the ginger paste along with the ground paste and water. Mix and cook this for 4-5 minutes on medium flame or until the raw smell goes away.
  • Then add the frozen/cooked green peas to the pan along with the seasonings like turmeric powder, coriander cumin powder, paprika and salt. Continue to cook for another 2 minutes.
  • Garnish with chopped cilantro and serve warm.

Notes

You can use freshly shredded or desiccated coconut for this recipe. However, fresh coconut tastes the best.
You can use fresh or frozen green peas.
Add chopped tomatoes to the curry for an extra tang. 
Grind in some green chillies along with the coconut and cashews if you like it more hot.