p Box o' Spices: Black-eyed peas curry

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Black-eyed peas curry

My mom was visiting us. Hope that explains my lack of posts for a while. Now suddenly I feel like I'm doing 10 million things at once. Working full time, taking care of a new baby, and trying to still have a life doesn't leave much time for cooking. And when I do cook, I want to make something that is quick and healthy. This is one of the best dishes in my opinion to satisfy that criteria.

Soak 1 cup of dried black eyed peas for 3-4 hours.
Heat some oil in a pressure cooker/ pan and add some jeera, chopped ginger.
Add 2 chopped (medium) onions and fry till soft.
Add 1 chopped tomato and cook for a minute.
Add salt, 2 tsp channa masala, the soaked peas and 2 cups of water.
Mix in a tsp of coconut paste (optional).
Pressure cook for 3 whistles. If you prefer it very soft cook for an additional whistle.
Add chopped coriander leaves and serve with steamed white rice.

This is my entry to Anthony's curry mela.


At 2:37 PM, Blogger Krithika said...

Welcome to the world of food blogging. Will check the recipes out at leisure

At 2:00 PM, Blogger Foodie's Hope said...

Nice looking black eyed peas recipe!! Thanks for sharing and hope you enjoyed your mom's visit!!

At 9:39 AM, Blogger Spicelover said...

thanks for stopping by... will check out your blog too.

foodie's hope...
thanks. we enjoyed mom's visit... feels good to be taken care of!!

At 12:06 AM, Blogger Menu Today said...

Hi ,
Welcome to the world of blogging.
Yummy black eye bean curry. Thanks for sharing.

At 9:33 AM, Blogger Spicelover said...

thanks menu today


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