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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

      I got this recipe from Raji as Pattani kuzhambu, can be called peas masala as well. I already have a peas masala recipe, but this one is a very easy one. And as Raji told, its perfect for crispy dosas. Though I made it for Jeera rice the other day for Aj and had with roti myself, its supposed to be eaten with dosa or puri. My family is not yet used to have masalas for idli/ dosa except for kadappa. I very rarely make that one too. The first thing I like about this pattani kuzhambu recipe is its so simple without any too much of over powering masalas. Just minimum ingredients, but oh my! It smell great. When I was cooking, Aj came to kitchen and asked amma what are you cooking? It smells great! Happy. So try this simple one, just soak the peas and you can make it fast too.


Pattani kuzhambu recipe

Recipe Cuisine: Indian  |  Recipe Category: Sides
Prep Time10 mins + Overnight soaking     |  Cook time: 25 mins     Serves: 4


Dried peas - 1 cup

Onion (large) - 2

Tomato - 2

Turmeric - 1/4 tsp

Sambar powder - 2 tsp

Oil - 1 tblsp

Salt - 1 tsp

Coriander leaves - 1 tbslp

To grind

Garlic - 5

Ginger - a small piece

Pepper - 1/2 tsp

Jeera - 1/4 tsp


  1. Soak dried peas overnight in enough water.(i.e; if you want to make in the morning, soak night, if you want to make in the night, soak in the morning). Pressure cook directly in a small cooker with a cup of water for 2 whistles. 1-pattani
  2. Mean while peel garlic and grind it with ginger,pepper and jeera along with very little water if needed. Make sure you use a very small piece of ginger. 2-peas-masala
  3. Transfer the cooked peas to another vessel and in the same pressure cooker, add oil and finely chopped onion and fry till transparent. Add the ground ginger garlic paste and fry till raw smell goes away. Do it in medium flame. 3-peas-masala
  4. Then add finely chopped tomatoes, turmeric, sambar powder and salt. Fry till it becomes mushy. 4-pattani-kuzhambu
  5. Add the cooked peas, add a cup of water and mix well. Pressure cook for another whistle in medium flame. You can simmer for 15 minutes as well instead of again pressure cooking. Water quantity may vary. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves generously.5-pattani-kuzhambu


    • After opening the pressure cooker in the last step, you can give it a boil for a minute. You can add coriander leaves and some torn curry leaves at this stage while boiling.
    • The gravy by itself is rich as the peas gets cooked and gives a rich texture. But if you are making it for roti, you can make it even more richer by adding 1/4 cup milk at the end. Just mix and do not boil.
    • You can adapt this recipe and keep it as base for even making potato masala. Turns out great.
    • Since we use a lot of garlic, it helps to nullify the gastric quality of peas as well.

This kuzhambu/ Masala is perfect as side dish for crispy dosa . we can also eat it with roti, puri or even with mild pulav.

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  1. Real yummy dish...

  2. yummy curry... will make it for dinner raks :) nice clicks too

  3. Simple and delicious masala.I would love to have it with dosa rather than roti.

  4. best side dish for chapatti...simple curry..neat clicks..

  5. Looks nice and delicious...I would love this with my rotis..

  6. I do very similar way ...looks so yum and so the platter

  7. Looks nice. never tried this way. will make it :)

  8. Hi Raji, Can i do this with fresh peas (the green color ones). Sorry but i have not seen the above color peas?

    Please let me know

    1. Try and see Swathy, I haven't tried yet, but I think it will work.

    2. hi raji did u use chickpeas or dried white peas...

  9. Wow the plate is so inviting!!!! delicious clicks!!
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  10. Nice. I will sure try this one.

  11. yellow peas are always great ! i love this kind of pattani for rice ! good photos

  12. nice n delicious gravy..perfect platter for those hunger cravings..yumm

  13. yummy and inviting recipe.. .

  14. Peas Masala tastes so good...yummy recipe

  15. Yummy curry...good for chapathi..

  16. I prepare this in similar way and use it as a base for 'Misal Pav' or 'Ragda Pattice'. It is very tasty and really easy to make it in pressure cooker.

  17. Nice one Raks. Liked the preparation as it doesn't need coconut.

  18. Sounds easy and flavourful will surely give a try and see.....love the 2nd click!!

  19. wow that looks yummy. Lovely pictures.

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  20. sounds simple and delicious raji :)

  21. Such a delicious curry to enjoy with chapati

  22. I love a spicy curry with jeera rice too and this kuzhambu looks lip smacking!

  23. I love a spicy curry with jeera rice too and this kuzhambu looks lip smacking!

  24. New recipe for me to try ,platter looks inviting

  25. Btw I love the new header,...

  26. Your peas masala looks absolutely delicious!

  27. Amazing clicks dear and simply wonderful recipe. Mouthwatering here.

  28. Very yummy curry..Love it with jeera rice..

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  29. hi

    just have an doubt.
    can we mix this with plain rice like regular sambar satham.

  30. I usually end up using this yellow peas for ragda patties... this pattani kurma sounds fabulous.

  31. It looks delicious!

  32. This sounds very interesting and looks very inviting too.

  33. this sound interesting I seldom do peas dishes (as my 2nd son is not a big fan) This one too tempting.. will try soon

  34. Loved this easy n quick peas kuzhambu...sounds interesting n yummy! Inviting pics as always!

  35. Aiyo i added more ginger since i was cooking for large people.... the gravy became spicy and the ginger flavour was more. So added coconut & cashew nut paste to the gravy. But still the ginger flavour is more.... :( :( :(

  36. Can u pls how to prepare sambar powder.

  37. Dear Raks..This is my first comment in ur blog..First of all thx for such a lovely blog!!I tried ur this recipe with black gram (commonly k/as kala chana in India)instead of peas along with a few variations..Bt it turned out to be gr8...I njoyed it with Roti & Jeera Rice..:-) My best wishez to U..

  38. Hi Raks...is this chick peas or white normal peas....can u clarify...


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