Friday, 16 December 2011

Sri Lankan Cashew and Green Peas Curry


Cashew & Green pea curry is a delicious dish from Sri Lanka & it is a must have curry in a festive table.

Here is my try of making it.

Ingredients: (for 3-4 servings)

Cashew 1 cup (soaked for about 1 hr)
Green peas ½ cup (soaked for few hours)
1 green chili sliced lengthwise
1 onion sliced
1 sprig curry leaves
1inch piece pandan leaf/(rampa)
1 tsp chili powder
¼ tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp curry powder
1 tsp mustard seed
1 tsp fenugreek seeds
Piece of cinnamon
Salt to taste
1-2 tbspn cooking oil
1 cup thick coconut milk


For the recipe we need soaked cashew & green peas.
Tip: add about ½ tsp baking powder to the water when soaking. Cashew, peas will be softer.
After soaking, wash cashew & peas & keep aside.

Heat oil in a pan.
Once it is hot,add mustard seeds.
When it is pop up,add onion & curry leaves. Sauté for few seconds until onion become tender.
Then add cashew & green peas together with other spices.
Mix well.
Add about 1 cup water & allow cooking. Add some water if required.
Once it is cooked add thick coconut milk. Stir well.Allow to simmer.
Adjust salt to taste.
Off the flame once coconut milk start to boil.
Serve with rice & other curries.

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  1. Looks colorful n delicious..nice recipe Amy :)

  2. I always had curiosity about Srilankan cuisine..& finally I found this treasure of recipes.. Too good..

  3. Wow curry looks super rich and yummy..incredible dish...thanks for sending to CWS..

  4. Rich,delish and super tempting Combo Curry.Luv it

  5. Amy....oh, I love curry!! yum Did you get a chance to try my pea soup yet? It has cashews and peas too...well, frozen peas. Do you think it might work with fresh peas too? I would think it would....
    take care....

  6. I've seen green peas used a lot as an accent to curry dishes but never as the main ingredient. Combined with the cashews and all those wonderful spices this dish is a MUST to try! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Hi Amy! Cheers to another yummy and delicious SriLankan cuisine. Really spiced up my day!

  8. Yum..yumm..yummy!!! Absolute goodness!! Cashews +coconut! what more can i ask! :)

  9. I've never tried this combo. Looks delicious! Will definitely give a try :)

  10. I'd never really thought about what they eat in Sri Lanka.

    I love curry (and cashews and peas...) but I don't think I even have any in my spice rack! I think it's high time I got some!!

    Thanks for the recipe to try - I'm visiting from What's Cooking Wednesday.

    Merry Christmas!

  11. You could try this with cubed carrots too. Just soak n add it in with the kashews n peas.


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