Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Pachai Pattani kurma/Potato peas kurma

potato peas kurma

Potato peas kurma is a tasty kurma that goes well with Pori, chapathi, dosa and Idiyappam varieties.

  • 1 cup Green peas
  • 2 Medium Size Onions (Chopped Finely)
  • 2 Tomatoes (Chopped Finely)
  • 2 Potatoes 
  • 2 tsp Ginger Garlic paste
  • 1/4 tsp Asafoetida/Hing
  • As per taste Salt
Spice powders:
  • 2 tsp Red chilli powder
  • 2 tsp Garam masala
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp Coriander powder
To Grind:
  • 2-3 tbsp Grated Coconut (I have used as pieces)
  • 4-5 Cashews
  • 1 tbsp Roasted gram
  • 1 tsp Fennel seeds


1) Pressure cook potatoes with skin. After it cools, peel the skin and chop as cubes.

2) Heat oil in a pressure cooker and fry onions. After onions turn light brown, add Ginger Garlic paste and fry.

pachai pattani kurma
3) Add Tomatoes and fry till they turn mushy. Then add green peas and 1/2 cup of water. Pressure cook for 2-3 whistles.

pachai pattani kurma

4) After it cools, open pressure cooker and add potatoes, salt and spice powders. Start cooking the kurma in medium flame.

5) Grind the ingredients given in "To grind" to smooth paste and add this to kurma. Mix well.

6) Leave it to cook for 10 mins and switch off the flame.

potato peas kurma
Tasty Pattani kurma is ready.


1) You can do the seasoning with Mustard seeds and curry leaves.

2) Garnishing this kurma with finely chopped coriander leaves gives nice flavour.

3) You can also add potatoes along with green peas while pressure cooking. Do peel the skin and cut as cubes before adding.

4) Cashews gives nice taste to kurma, you can also skip it if you don't prefer.

green peas kurma