Black Eyed Peas and Potato Curry

Another staple in my pantry after Chickpeas is Black Eyed Peas. Since I have been on a pantry cleaning run, I saw a small handful of these left over in the packet. I wanted to use them but at the same time, I had few guests coming over and it sure won't be enough for all of us. Hence thought of adding some potatoes to make the dish more mealy and of large quantity.


These are also known as cowpeas and are rich in protein, magnesium, iron and folate. They are also immensely versatile.They can be used in multiple ways from soups, to yummy and crunchy snacks to main course dishes. This curry is very simple to make and has hardly any prep work.

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  • Serves: 2 people
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Black eyed peas (cowpeas), soaked overnight
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup tomato puree
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 2-3 small potatoes, chopped with skins on
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 cup mix of mint and cilantro (Grind this into paste along with 2-3 chillies. You can add 2-3 tbsp of grated coconut too)
  • salt to taste
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • curry leaves for garnish
Method
1. Saute cumin seeds in 1/2 tsp oil. Add onions, ginger garlic, salt along with bay leaf and spices.
2. Add the potatoes, saute them for 2-3 minutes and then add drained black eyed peas
3. Add the tomato puree and cook for another 1-2 min
4. Add sufficient water to cover the mixture - about 1 to 1-1/2 cups, close the lid and let it cook for 15-20 min.
5. Once the black eyed peas have been cooked, add the ground paste - cook for another 5 min.

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By Vidya on Feb 8, 2009

Hey seems like a nice combination. Will try this!

By Gita's Kitchen on Feb 6, 2009

wow black eyed peas with potatos..sounds like a delicious side dish for rotis...nice picture :)

By Madhu on Feb 6, 2009

Cowpeas with potato is an awesome combination.My grandma makes this as a dry curry..Will try yours..it looks delicious.

By sriharivatsan on Feb 6, 2009

This looks inviting DK..A healthy one indeed..

By Vicci on Feb 5, 2009

I wish it weren't 9pm-- I'd make this now. :) Sounds wonderful, thanks so much for posting!

By Curry Leaf on Feb 5, 2009

Never tried this combo.It looks spicy and delish.Lovely.I have posted my forst entry to the event Madame,will mail you soon

By Nithya Praveen on Feb 5, 2009

First time here,u have a nice blog.peas and aloo looks divine!

By Pavani on Feb 5, 2009

Its almost like alu-chole but with black eyed peas.. Looks delicious.

By Asha on Feb 5, 2009

Forget about diet for a minute, will ya? Just eat healthy and everything in small portions. Look at this dish, absolutely delicious, love the peas and aloo! :)

By Happy cook on Feb 5, 2009

Wow rhe dish looks so yummy

By DEESHA on Feb 5, 2009

I do agree, cowpeas are very versatile. I make a similar kind, But without potatoes, I add bell peppers, I guess I will throw in a couple of potatoes next time.