Peas Tofu - Pattani Tofu - Healthy Side dish for Roti / Naan / Rice - Simple Gravy Recipe - simple Indian Curry Recipe

Recently I have noticed my 2nd son likes dry peas however frozen one he doesn't like it. Since he doesn't eat peas I seldom do dishes with peas. Now since he is warming up to dry one I have started making peas dishes. I have used dry Peas if you want to replace that with frozen feel free to do so. This dish is very health side dish for roti / rice / naan or rice

Peas - 1 ( I have used dry one. If you are using frozen use 1.5 cup)
Tofu - 300g (Cut into 1/4 inch pieces)
Onion - 1
Tomatoes - 2
Garlic - 4
Ginger - 1 inch
Coconut - 2 tablespoon
Roasted gram dhal / Pottukadalai - 1 tablespoon
Green chillies - 3-4 (adjust to your spice level)
Coriander powder - 1 teaspoon
Oil - 4 teaspoon
Cumin seeds - 1 teaspoon
Coriander leaves - 2 tablespoon (finely chopped)
Turmeric powder - 1/4 teaspoon
Bay leaves - 1
Cinnamon - 1 inch
Cloves - 3-4


Wash and Soak peas overnight. Pressure cook the peas for 4-5 whistles. Drain extra water and keep it aside. Heat 1 teaspoon of oil and shallow fry Tofu. Keep it aside. 

Heat 2 teaspoon oil and add garlic, ginger and onion and fry till onion is transparent. Add tomatoes and fry till they are mushy. Add green chillies, Coriander powder, Turmeric powder and fry for another 2 mins. Switch it off and let it cool down.
Heat the dry pan and add coconut and roasted gram dhal and fry till it is coconut is slight brown color. switch it off. Add to tomato gravy. After cool down grind to smooth paste. Keep it aside
Heat rest of oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds let it crackle. Add bay leaf, cinnamon and cloves. Fry for 20 sec. Add grinded paste fry for 2 min. Add fried tofu mix well. Let boil. Add cooked peas and required water. Mix well. Let it boil for another 2 mins. Garnish with coriander.
Serve hot