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Black-Eyed Pea Masala Recipe

Looking for an easy Black-eyed Pea Masala recipe? Learn how to make Black-eyed Pea Masala using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by bergfalk

Makes 8 servings



Note: I did not add the garam masala because I make my own and I'm too lazy to add it in. Also note that you can use cooked beans, which lessens the cooking time.

Recipe Ingredients for Black-eyed Pea Masala

8 oz Peas Black-Eyed
1 medium (2-1/2" dia) Onions
2 tsp Cumin Seed
0.13 tsp Fenugreek Seed
3 clove Garlic
0.33 tsp Pepper, Red Or Cayenne
1 tsp Turmeric, Ground
30 oz Diced Tomatoes, No Salt Added
1 tsp Sugars, Granulated

Recipe Directions for Black-eyed Pea Masala

  1. Pick over the dried peas, removing any debris, and rinse. Cover with water and allow to soak for 8 hours or quick-soak by bringing to a boil, cooking for 1 minute, and remove from heat. Allow quick-soaked peas to stand for at least 1 hour. Drain peas just before cooking.

  2. Heat a large non-stick pot or pressure cooker. Spray the bottom with cooking spray (omit if pot is non-stick) and add the onions. Cook, stirring, until onions soften.

  3. Add the cumin seed and cook for 1 minute. Add the asafetida, ginger, and garlic and stir for about 30 seconds.

  4. Add the drained peas and all remaining ingredients. Add 2 cups of water and bring to a low boil.

  5. If pressure cooking, seal the cooker, bring to high pressure, and cook for 7 minutes; remove from heat and allow pressure to come down naturally. Check seasoning and add more salt and garam masala if necessary.

  6. Simmer uncovered for a few minutes to allow flavors to blend, and mash a few peas against the side of the pot to thicken the sauce. If all peas are not completely tender, cover but do not seal the cooker and simmer until peas are tender.

  7. If cooking in a regular pot, cover and simmer until the black-eyed peas are tender (depending on the age of your peas, 30-60 minutes). Check seasoning and add more salt and garam masala if necessary.

  8. Sprinkle with parsley or cilantro and serve with rice or bread.

Categories

Beans, Main Dish, Indian, Vegetarian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 151.1g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
104
Calories from Fat
2
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
0.2g
0%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Sodium
59mg
2%
Potassium
315mg
9%
Total Carbohydrates
25.7g
9%
Dietary Fiber
9.9g
40%
Sugars
5.5g
Protein
8.2g
Vitamin A 10% Vitamin C 16%
Calcium 4% Iron 16%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
82% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • No saturated fat
  • Very high in dietary fiber
  • High in iron
  • High in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in sugar
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