A very simple and easy to make dish.

This is going to be a very short post. My¬†absence¬†from the blog world is thanks to my dissertation writing and that literally means that I have absolutely no time to update my blog. Which is kind of sad as that’s how I relax at the end of the day. But well, my PhD degree is a priority now but this recipe turned out so awesome that I really could not not write it up and blog about it. It took me about 20-30 mins to prepare (which excludes the time it takes to boil the peas). This recipe would serve 2 persons.


  1. 2/3 cup black eyes peas (boiled)
  2. 1 cup vegetable stock
  3. 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  4. 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  5. 1 sprig curry leaves
  6. pinch asafoetida
  7. 1/8 tsp turmeric powder
  8. 1 tsp garlic paste
  9. 1/2 tsp red chili powder (to taste)
  10. 1/2 tsp black pepper powder
  11. 1/2 red onion chopped
  12. 1 small tomato chopped
  13. 1/4 tsp tamarind paste
  14. 4 tbsp coconut milk
  15. small bunch chopped cilantro
  16. 1 – 2 tsp oil
  17. salt to taste


  • Cook the peas in the vegetable stock and some water.
  • Heat the oil in a saucepan and add the mustard seeds and cumin seeds.
  • Once they start to sputter, add the asafoetida, turmeric powder and curry leaves.
  • Next add the garlic paste and fry for a few mins till the raw smell of garlic disappears.
  • Now add the chopped onion and fry till it is translucent or lightly browned
  • Next add the chopped green chili and tomato and cook till the tomatoes and mushy and soft. Now add the cooked peas and tamarind paste and bring to a simmer.
  • Next add the red chili powder, black pepper powder and salt to taste depending on how spicy you want the dish.
  • Simmer the curry for about 5 mins.
  • Next add the coconut milk and simmer for a couple of mins. Do not bring it to a boil once you add the coconut milk. You could skip the coconut milk if you do not like or want to add coconut milk. But make sure that you reduce the spice if you are not adding the coconut milk.

Thanks for reading my blog and sorry about the short post but the choice was between not writing at all or writing a short blog. I chose the latter and I think I am all rejuvenated to work on my dissertation once again… And you can serve this with some rice or any bread. In fact I just had it plain with some salad. Quick, easy and healthy! Bon Appetit!


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