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    Black-Eyed Pea Masala

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    2 hrs 25 mins

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    2 hrs

    love4culinary's Note:

    This is a recipe that I adapted from a recipe my MIL made while I was in India. It is FABULOUS, and is even served for breakfast quite often in her house! (I could eat it for every meal LOL) I donut know the actual name of the chilies they use, but at home I generally use either 2 of the small chiles labeled "hot green chiles" from the market, or I use serranos. The ginger I generally just run over my microplane.

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    1. 1
      Drain your peas.
    2. 2
      Heat oil/ghee (allow to melt) in a medium heavy pot over medium heat and fry chiles, garlic, onion, and ginger for approx 6 minutes.
    3. 3
      Add your curry powder/garam masala, turmeric and cumin, and then add the tomatoes.
    4. 4
      Cook for approximately 3 minutes until it begins to thicken and add your peas and salt to taste, along with 4 cups of water.
    5. 5
      Allow water to boil and then reduce your heat, cover and cook for approximately 2 hours until your peas are done and the sauce is nice and thick.
    6. 6
      After the peas are done, fold in your yogurt (may wish to use a little more or little less to your tastes) and cilantro, and serve.
    7. 7
      This goes well with rice or with chappati/roti.
    8. 8
      Garnish with minced cilantro.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 26, 2010


      Love this! Delicious combination of flavors and spice. This has become a staple recipe in our house. I often use canned beans and add a sweet potato or two which works really well. Also have tried using less oil which works fine too. Can easily be extended to serve a few more by adding a little more yogurt or liquid.

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    • on January 24, 2011


      This recipe completely exceeded my expectations! I made this for new years day, thinking it would be fun to have black eyed peas for the new year. I will be making this again before next year. I used half indian curry & half garam masala. This was a great slow cooked on the oven all day vegetarian dish that makes the house smell wonderful and you can't wait to eat. Next time I might experiment with chickpeas, I think that would be great too.

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    • on June 21, 2009


      This dish is easy and delicious. I used 2 whole, large jalapenos and wished I had only used one. Really spicy, but good. The yogurt makes it nice and creamy. I will make this again. Thanks for posting.

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    Nutritional Facts for Black-Eyed Pea Masala

    Serving Size: 1 (124 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 288.0
    Calories from Fat 95
    Total Fat 10.5 g
    Saturated Fat 1.7 g
    Cholesterol 1.9 mg
    Sodium 19.6 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 36.9 g
    Dietary Fiber 6.7 g
    Sugars 5.8 g
    Protein 13.7 g

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