Indian Spicy Peas (Sukhi Matar)

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by PalatablePastime

A nice spicy side dish for curries and other Indian dishes! Can easily be part of a Western meal- serve with steaks and a potato dish for an interesting change of pace.

Top Review by vegetara

Had this origianlly as a side with curried dal and basmati, but I ended up stirring it all together. Regardless, it was a delicious and wonderful addition to my Indian meal.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in saute pan over medium heat and cook cumin seed until they sizzle and fragrance is released.
  2. Add onion and cook until tender; then stir in peas, turmeric, cayenne, coriander, salt, and water, mixing well.
  3. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
  4. Stir in garam masala and cook for a few minutes more, until liquid evaporates, stirring occasionally.
  5. Serve with other dishes such as dal, and curries; have some steamed basmati rice, a crisp salad, a selection of warm breads, and an herb plate available.
  6. Enjoy!

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