Black Eyed Peas in Coconut Gravy

It was one of those days when my taste buds were screaming for something new and I had no idea how to satisfy them. I decide to delve into the depths of my freezer (for a change instead of the fridge!) and came across a pack of frozen black eyed peas. Frozen black eyed peas...tucked away in the dark corner of the why in the world did I buy this?? And more so ...when? Well, considering I found the pack at a time like this, I didn't want to pressurize my gray cells and set about making a flavourful new dish.

You will need:

2 Cups Black Eyed Peas cooked

1 Onion thinly sliced

4 Green chillies

2 cloves of Garlic grated

½” pc Ginger grated

1” pc Cinnamon

1 tsp Corriander powder

1- 1 1/2 Cups Coconut Milk (thick)

Salt to taste

2 tbsp Oil

In a blender, powder the cinnamon. To this add the green chillies, garlic, ginger and coriander powder. Also add ½ of coconut milk and blend to form a smooth paste.

Heat oil in a pan. Add sliced onions and sauté till soft. Now add the ground paste and fry till aromatic. Add the remaining coconut milk and cooked black eyed peas. Season with salt and simmer on low heat till gravy thickens. You can add water to adjust the quantity and then simmer to thicken it. Serve with rice.

We had ours with Basmati Rice cooked in a combination of milk and water, flavoured with onions and green chillies. The combination was perfect. That first bite had me satisfied alright!!


  1. coconut milk will really show off those gorgeous eyes;) ?

  2. yummmmm I can taste the sweetness of coconut milk from pic itself namaratha

  3. with coconut milk it should have defineatly tasted so good.

  4. i always feel black eyed peas is a north indian pulse mainly used in their dishes. with coconut milk, it gets a southie touch :)

  5. I was thinking of making something with Halasande kaalu too last night!! :D
    Looks good, now my craving has gone way too far. Got to go and cook now. Bue!!:))

  6. Hey Namratha,
    I make this the same way too! My version is without the coriander and cinnamon.:-)
    Isn't it lip-smacking good?!

  7. Yumm i can taste the creamy taste from the coconut milk.

  8. Absolutely Reshma :)

    Thanks Sagari :)

    It sure did Lavi, made it so creamy and delicious.

    Thanks Uma:)

    Hey same here Nags, I had the same thoughts too, in fact when I told mom about this she said only North Indians use it more often :D

    Hehe..happy cooking Asha dear:)

    Oh that;s gr8 T, do u have your version on ur blog...?

    Thanks Happy :)

  9. sometimes don't we surprise ourselves by mixing diff flavors for a new dish ;)
    sounds yumm!

  10. That does sound like a delicious combination... I'm hungry now! :)

  11. I like how simple this is, and it looks great!

  12. Looks so delcious. Feels like eating it right now!!:-)

  13. Looks yum ! more like a kurma taste right ? with coconut in this, will love to try this.

  14. If there is coconut milk, that should be really good and creamy :) Looks delish Namratha !

  15. Nams, this was my fav curry when you made it and I tried it at home myself. It was so tasty and simple too, thanks for sharing!


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