Black Eyed Peas Keema Curry Pita Sandwich

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by Hidemi

I made Japanese Keema curry which is called "Dry Curry" with black eyed peas, ground beef and some vegetables (including one of budget ingredients, green bell pepper). To make this curry more delicious, I added cocoa powder which birings out rich flavor and makes the dish savory. This curry also goes well with rice.

Top Review by Rita1652

I wanted to kick this up so I added 1 Jalapeno minced, 1/2 teaspoon turmeric, 1/2 teaspoon cumin seed that I toasted. 100% DV of sodium in one dish is way to much. Ponzu a citrus-based sauce commonly used in Japanese cuisine would have been a useful ingredient that would have worked great in place of the 4 tablespoons of soy. I just couldn't add all the soy so I used 2 tablespoons. Garnished with Fresh cilantro and Green Onion I did serve in the pita (Greek) as suggested I would have like to see rice or udon noodles. Thank you.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mince onion, garlic cloves, carrot and green bell pepper.
  2. In a large skillet, heat canola oil and cook garlic and ginger over medium heat until fragrant. Stir in onion, carrot, ground beef, green bell pepper and curry powder. Cook until ground beef are browned. Then stir in black eyed peas.
  3. Stir in tomato ketchup, soy sauce, maple syrup, salt and pepper. Sauté for about 1 minute. Then add cocoa powder. Stir to coat. Turn off the heat.
  4. Halve each pita bread and spoon the keema curry into each pita bread.

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