Fresh Green Peas Usal

My mother used to prepare this usal during winter, when we get ample fresh green peas. The highlight of this dish is fresh peas. Fresh peas generally has a slightly sweet taste so cashews are added to add a nutty taste. No additional spices are being added. I hope you will also like this simple dish.

Fresh Green Peas Usal

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 2 People


  • 1 Cup Fresh Green Peas
  • 1/2 Cup Cashews
  • 1/4th Cup Freshly Grated Coconut
  • 1 Cup Freshly Chopped Coriander
  • 1 Medium Green Chili
  • 1 Tsp Grated Ginger
  • 1/4th Tsp Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice
  • 1 Tsp Sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Oil
  • 1/4th Tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1/4th Tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1/4th Tsp Asafoetida
  • 1 Cup Water
  • Salt


  • Remove peas from the pod.
  • Heat oil. Add mustard seeds. When they starts to sputter add asafoetida, turmeric powder.
  • Add cashews, peas and water.
  • Saute for 10 minutes on low flame.
  • Blend together coconut, coriander, green chili, ginger, lemon juice.
  • Make puree by adding a little water.
  • Add this puree to the vegetable.
  • Add sugar, salt. Saute for 5 minutes.
  • Serve it with chapati.


I have used only 1 chili. You can adjust the heat as per your liking.