Easy Peas

Photo by Arohi Narayan. 

This simple recipe makes the best peas you’ll ever have. It’s very easy, has ingredients everyone can find at home and is packed with a lot of flavor. It’s a common breakfast dish in India, but you can also have it as a snack or with lunch or dinner. 

  • 1 bag of frozen sweet peas (16 oz)
  • 2 tbsp fresh ginger
  • 1 green chili (optional)
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 tbsp neutral oil
  • Half a lime
  1. Dice the ginger and cut the green chili lengthwise.
  2. Heat up a skillet on medium heat.
  3. When the skillet is hot, add oil.
  4. When the oil is slightly smoking, add cumin seeds and stir for about 1–2 minutes.
  5. When the seeds start to pop, add in the ginger, salt and peas. Stir.
  6. Cover the skillet with a lid and stir every 5 minutes until tender.
  7. Add the chili and stir.
  8. Serve with a squeeze of lime.
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