Black-Eyed Peas in a Spicy Goan Curry

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 40 mins

from "5 spices, 50 dishes" by ruta kahate. instead of canned black-eyed peas, 1 c dried black-eyed peas can be used (but they must be rinsed and soaked in water for 6-8 hours)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. in large saucepan, heat oil over medium-low heat and saute the onion until it turns dark brown, about 8 minute add coriander, garlic, ginger, turmeric, cayenne, and cumin and stir for 2 minute add tomato and stir over low heat until it disintegrates.
  2. add peas and mix well. pour in the water, add salt and sugar, and bring to a boil. turn heat down to low, cover, and simmer until peas are cooked through, about 10 minute (20 minutes if using dried peas). stir in coconut milk and simmer uncovered for another 8-10 min., again allowing the flavors to come together.
  3. add cilantro and lemon juice, simmer for 1 minute more, and remove from heat. serve hot.
Most Helpful

Yum! I cut back on the cayenne a little because I didn't want it too hot. Also I didn't realize it would be so saucy. Next time I will serve over rice.

berry271 July 18, 2013

Delicious! I know make this regularly.

mandalea December 24, 2012

great delicious recipe. my husband loved it as well. didn't have cilantro unfortunately, and used canned peas. will make again!

Shalabhanjika June 14, 2011