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14. Black Eyed Peas Masala Curry with Indian Sweet lassi.

Ingredients :

(Serves – 6 people)

  • 1 1⁄4 cup Black Eye Peas

  • Salt to taste

(Serves – 3 people)

  • 1⁄2 inch ginger, finely chopped

  • 2 garlic cloves minced

  • 1⁄2 medium sized onion finely chopped

  • 1⁄2 medium tomatoes finely chopped

  • 1⁄4 teaspoon cumin seeds

  • 1⁄4 teaspoon turmeric powder

  • 1⁄4 teaspoon red chili powder/paprkia

  • 1⁄4 garam masala powder

  • 1⁄2 teaspoon coriander powder

  • 2 cups water

  • 1 tablespoons oil

  • 1 to 2 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves

  • Salt as required

Direction :

Soak + Boil 

  • Wash and soak Black Eye Peas overnight, boil in a pot with a lid until it is soft and tender (20-25 minutes). Try to mash with fork to check if it is cooked. Once cooked, drain the cooked peas. 

To Make Masala Curry

  • In a pan heat oil and add cumin seeds, cook for about half min. Then add minced ginger and garlic and sauté for a min.

  • Once ginger and garlic is sautéed add onion and cook for about 2 min or till onion sweats.

  • Then add chopped tomato and cook till it oozes out oil.

  • Now add dry Indian spices like turmeric powder, red chili powder, cumin powder, and cook for a min.

  • Once all the spices blend well with each other then add boiled black eye peas. Stir well.

  • When Black Eye Peas blend well with spices then at the end add garam masala and salt to curry. Mix well.

  • Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.

  • Serve with rice               



(Serves 7 - 8 People)

Ingredients :

  • 1 cup Rice

  • 3 cups of water


  • In a medium saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add rice, and a pinch of salt. Bring pan back to a simmer then lower heat and cook, covered, 18 minutes, or until rice is tender and water is absorbed.

  • Remove from heat and let sit, covered, 5 minutes, then fluff with a fork and serve.

Note: - Use 1.5 cups to serve 10-11.




Indian Sweet Lassi

Ingredients : 

(Serves 7 - 11 small cups)

  • 1.5-3 cups whole milk yogurt

  • 1-2 cup whole milk

  • 6-8 tbsp cane sugar*, or as desired

Instructions :

Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until completely smooth. Serve immediately.    

Note: - Use the small quantity to serve 6 small cups and larger quantity to serve more than 6 cups.

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