Indian Spiced Peas are cooked with onions and red bell peppers and Indian spices.  There’s no easier (or healthier) way to add a lot of flavor to dishes than the use of spices for a very flavorful side dish.

Indian spiced peas served in a black bowl along with dal, chicken tikka masala and naan bread

 

Peas being my favorite frozen vegetable, I like to take them to the next level by adding healthy ingredients, spices and herbs.  This is a great way to change up your usual vegetable dish and stay on track with healthy eating.

Indian spiced peas has onions and red bell peppers. There's no easier (or healthier) way to add a lot of flavor to dishes than the use of spices.

 

A full Indian meal

As you can see from the colorful spread above, the peas were a side dish to complete Indian meal of chicken tikka masala and Indian dal.

 

Indian spiced peas has onions and red bell peppers. There's no easier (or healthier) way to add a lot of flavor to dishes than the use of spices.

 

Indian Spiced Peas – Step by Step

Sauté onions, pepper and garlic in oil until softened.

Onions, garlic and red pepper saute in a pan

 

Stir in Indian spices and cook for 1 minute to bring out the spice flavors.

Indian spices are added to the onions and peppers

 

Add water to the onions, peppers and spices. Stir to mix well.

Water being added to onions and peppers

 

Stir in the peas and simmer for 5 minutes to reduce the liquid.

Fresh peas added to complete the dish

 

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Yield: 4

Indian Spiced Peas

Indian spiced peas has onions and red bell peppers. There's no easier (or healthier) way to add a lot of flavor to dishes than the use of spices.

Indian spiced peas are mixed with onions and red bell peppers and Indian spices.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2/3 cup (100 grams) yellow onion, quartered and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup (75 grams) red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala
  • 2 garlic cloves, grated or finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 tablespoons water
  • 12 ounces (340 grams) frozen peas, defrosted
  • 1 teaspoon fresh mint

Instructions

  1. To a large pan, heat the oil over medium heat.
  2. Add the onions and pepper and cook until softened, about 8 minutes.
  3. Turn down the heat to low. Add the cumin, turmeric, coriander and garam masala. Stir well and cook for 2 minutes. Add the garlic, salt and pepper and cook for 1 more minute.
  4. Add the water and stir well. Stir in the peas. Serve warm, garnished with mint.

Nutrition Information

Yield

4

Serving Size

3 ounces

Amount Per Serving Calories 145Total Fat 7gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 0mgSodium 330mgCarbohydrates 16gFiber 5gSugar 5gProtein 5g