Green Peas Ussal

Since frozen green peas are readily available you don’t need to wait for them to be in season to make this healthy, vegan and delicately spicy curry that doesn’t take long to be ready to consume. A comfort food that makes a perfect meal served with steamed rice or pavs.

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Green Peas Ussal

Main ingredients Shelled green peas, Mustard seeds, Cumin seeds, Onions, Turmeric powder, Goda masala, Fresh coriander leaves, Lemon, Ginger, Garlic, Green chillies, Scraped fresh coconut, 
Cuisine Maharashtrian
Course Main course vegetarian
Prep time 15-20 minutes
Cook time 20-25 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Spicy
Level of cooking Easy
Others Vegan


  • 2 cups shelled fresh green peas
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 2 medium onions, finely chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1½ teaspoons goda masala
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh coriander leaves
  • ½ lemon
  • Green paste
  • 1 cup fresh coriander leaves
  • 1 inch ginger, roughly chopped
  • 10-12 garlic cloves
  • 3-4 green chillies
  • ½ cup scraped fresh coconut
  • To serve
  • Pavs
  • Chopped onion as required
  • Lemon wedges as required


  1. To make green paste, put coriander leaves, ginger, garlic, green chillies, coconut and ½ cup water in a mixer jar and grind to a fine paste. 
  2. Heat oil in a pressure cooker, add mustard seeds and cumin seeds and sauté till the seeds splutter. 
  3. Add onions and salt, mix and sauté till golden brown. Add green paste, mix and saute for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Add green peas and mix well. Add turmeric powder and goda masala, mix well and cook for 1-2 minutes.
  5. Stir in 2 cups water, mix and cook till the mixture comes to a boil. Cover with a lid and cook under pressure till 3-4 whistles are released.
  6. Open the cooker once the pressure has reduced completely. Add coriander leaves and squeeze the juice of lemon and mix well. 
  7. Transfer into a serving bowl and serve hot with pavs, onion and lemon wedges.