Indian Spicy Peas (Sukhi Matar)

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins

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.

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!


Most Helpful

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.

VegeTara December 29, 2008

I don't even like peas but this was awesome! I didn't have garam masala on hand so I improvised some using a recipe on the site (minus the cardamom, which, sadly, I don't have). Also, I couldn't find my cayenne (GRR!), so I used chili powder. I can only imagine what these peas will taste like with these two ingredients. I will definitely be making this again and again.

2am December 14, 2008

We liked this as a side dish with Aloo Ka Saag #137088 and steamed brown rice. It was easy and tasty and the flavors were a good compliment for the rest of the meal. Thanks !

Chef RZ Fan November 11, 2007

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