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White Vatana Curry[Dried White Peas]

White vatana curry


250 gms white vatana

Soak previous day in water then pressure cook on high, then low for 1 whistle. reserve the stock

2 onions finely chopped

2 medium size tomatoes finely chopped

2 green chillies finely chopped

1/2 tsp chilli powder

1/2 tsp cumin powder

1/2 tsp pepper powder

1 tsp coriander powder

1/2 tsp turmeric powder

1/2 tsp Tempero Di cuddi powder or garam masala powder

Salt to taste

200 ml coconut milk

1/4 cup finely chopped coriander leaves


Once the oil is hot add the onions and Stir fry till lightly brown. Then add the tomatoes and cook till soft. Add some of the stock to assist cooking of the tomatoes. Add the finely chopped green chillies.

Next add the Chilli powder, cumin powder, pepper powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder and Tempero Di cuddi powder. Allow to cook for a minute.

Add the cooked vatana and mix well. Allow it to come to a boil. Add the coconut milk. Add salt to taste. Cook for another 5 mins on low flame. Lastly add finely chopped coriander leaves. Cook for another minute.


(East Indian Tempero ( A seasoning to flavour Dishes) Di Cuddi)


100 gms Cinnamon

40 gms cloves

40 gms cardamom

40 gms peppercorns

20 gms Star anise

10 gms Javitri /mace flower

10 gms bay leaf

5 gms all spice

5 gms Triphal /schizwan pepper corn

10 gms saunf /fennel seeds

10 gms methi seeds /fenugreek seeds

10 gms Shah Jeera /black cumin seeds

Dry ingredients in the sun, lightly roast, Dry grind the spiced , sift well, and bottle

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