January 8, 2014

Peas and Chickpeas Kurma & New Year Wishes

Hello Friends,

I know it's late but let me start with a Lovely New Year Wishes. Hope you all had a great start with yummy recipes. I wish you all a Healthy and Prosperous New Year.

Peas and Chickpeas Kurma :

By now everyone must be familiar with the Famous event happening every month in Viji's Virundhu unna vaanga space, "SYS-W Show Me Your Styles To World". Every month two ingredients has been selected by us in an interesting way. This month I got Peas and Chickpeas as my main ingredients so tried this Nutritious and flavorful Kurma.  

Ingredients :

  • 1/2 Cup Dried peas
  • 1/2 Cup Dried Chickpeas
  • 3 Big onions, finely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp Oil
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 2 Star Anise
  • 1 Elachi
  • 1 inch Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Saunf
  • 1 Tsp Chilli powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 Tsp Garam masala
  • Salt to taste
  • Few chopped Coriander leaves for Garnishing

To paste:

  • 1/4 Cup coconut grated
  • 1 Tbsp Roasted gram

To paste :

  • 2 Tomatoes, chopped
  • 3- 4 Green chillies, chopped
  • 1/2 inch ginger
  • 8 Garlic cloves, peeled


Soak peas and chickpeas overnight and pressure cook it for 4 whistles or till it becomes soft.

Heat oil in a pan and add the masala items ( Bay leaf, star anise, cinnamon and Saunf).

Add finely chopped onions and saute well till its turns translucent.

Add the ground tomato paste and saute for 5 minutes or till the raw smells goes off.

Now add all the powders (Turmeric powder, Garam masala, chilli powder and Salt ).

Mix well and add the cooked peas and chickpeas.

Add little water and cook for 5 minutes in a medium flame.

Meanwhile grind coconut and roasted gram.

Add it to the curry and mix well. Cook them for couple of minutes and remove from the flame.

Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.

Serving Options :

Serve with hot Indian breads and Rice.

Linking this recipe with Viji's SYS- W Series - Show me your styles to the world.

Cooksjoy's New "U"


  1. happy new year dear :) yummy kurma.. like it more with parotta..

  2. Happy new year dear :) great to see you back in action... chickpeas kurma is my favorite lovely you have made

  3. Happy New Wishes Priya! super flavorful and yummy kurma, love it with phulkas...nice!

  4. never have combined both these together..good try !!!

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  5. very tempting curry and nice combo with chapathi. First time here. Very happy to follow you. Do visit my space when you find time,

  6. Kuruma looks tempting. Cute pot :).