Curried Yellow Split Peas and Cauliflower

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by dicentra

Vegetarian Times Jan 2003.

Top Review by s_cohen

Overall, it was ok, but I had to change the recipe a lot. It was kind of bland, so I added more curry powder, some garlic salt and cumin. My main problem was with the liquid. There was way too much liquid and it looked like soup. I tried to cook it off, but there was too much. Then I tried scooping some out, but ingredients got in the way. Finally, I added about 3/4 cup couscous and let it cook some more. The couscous soaked up a lot of the liquid, but overall the texture was gloopy. In the future, I would use none of the cooking water and not as much broth.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In large saucepan, combine split peas and water, and bring to a boil over medium heat.
  2. Cover pan with lid slightly ajar, reduce heat to low and cook about 15 minutes.
  3. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in large skillet over medium heat. Stir in turmeric, curry powder and onion, and sauté, 2 to 3 minutes.
  4. Add cauliflower florets and 1 cup vegetable stock, and continue cooking and stirring for 7 to 10 minutes more.
  5. Add split peas, remaining oil and any remaining cooking water to skillet, stirring to combine well.
  6. Reduce heat to medium- low and add green peas, red pepper and more stock, if needed. Continue to cook until split peas are soft, about 5 minutes more.
  7. Stir in coconut, raisins and salt to taste. Serve hot.

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