Spicy black-eyed peas

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Total Time:
30-45 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Stewed Recipe
Difficulty: Easy

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  • 1.5 cups - black-eyed beans/pea, soaked overnight
  • 1 - red onion, chopped
  • 1-2 tsp - ginger-garlic paste
  • 1/2 tsp - cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp - fennel seeds (optional)
  • 1 tsp - garam masala
  • 1/4 tsp - turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp - chilli powder (or as per taste)
  • A pinch of asafoetida
  • 2-3 - medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp - sugar
  • Salt to taste
  • Cilantro/coriander leaves to garnish

How to Make Spicy black-eyed peas

  • Saute the seeds in 1 tsp of oil. When the aroma starts wafting, add the onions and the ginger-garlic paste.
  • Once the onions are soft, add the beans.
  • Add the chilli powder, turmeric and asafoetida.
  • Saute it for a minute.
  • Then add the tomatoes, garam masala, sugar and salt along with a little water.
  • Bring it to a boil, cover and then simmer for 10-15 minutes or until the beans become soft.
  • Make sure they still retain their shape and are not mushy.
  • If you think the gravy is not thick enough, you can mash a few black-eyed peas to make it thick.
  • Garnish it with the herbs and serve hot.
  • Recipe Courtesy: http://chefinyou.com/