Sugar Snap Peas With Cumin and Thyme

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 6 mins

An untried recipe. Just waiting for the fresh sugar snap peas to arrive. Adapted from Madhur Jaffrey's World Vegetarian.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Add the oil to a large skillet or wok and place over medium heat.
  2. When the oil is hot, add in the cumin seeds and mustard seeds.
  3. As soon as the mustard seeds begin to pop (should be a matter of seconds), turn off the heat.
  4. When the oil is cooled to medium temperature, place the pan back on medium heat and add in the peas.
  5. Stir-fry briskly for a few seconds.
  6. Add in the salt, thyme, and 3 tablespoons of water.
  7. Bring to a simmer; cover quickly and turn the heat down to low; cook for about 3 minutes or until the peas are almost done.
  8. Uncover and add in the cayenne, black pepper, and lemon juice.
  9. Turn the heat to high and quickly boil away all the liquid in the pan while stirring gently to mix the seasonings.
  10. Serve right away.


Most Helpful

DH loved them, I liked them; hence 4 stars. I love a similar recipe with green beans and hot peppers and mustard seeds - it's one of my favorites. Someone the snap peas didn't work so well for me - the sweetness of them was at odds with the mustard seeds, lemon, and thyme. Obviously, DH thought it paired extremely well, however, so if you like these flavors, give it a try.

GFJane February 01, 2009

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