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Spicy Peas Recipe

Lightly spiced green peas

Published: December 19, 2014 at 2:28 pm
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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
  • Easy
  • Serves 4

Green peas are cooked in ghee and spiced up with cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, ginger and chilli, perfect alongside a fillet of poached salmon

  • Vegetarian
Nutrition:
NutrientUnit
kcal147
fat7.2g
saturates4g
carbs14.4g
fibre5.7g
protein7g
salt0.03g
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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp (ghee is a clarified butter available from Indian shops and some supermarkets) ghee or butter
  • 2 bay leaves
  • pods 3 green cardamom
  • 1 stick cinnamon, broken
  • 3 cloves
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1½ tsp root ginger, finely grated
  • 1 tbsp ground coriander
  • ¼ tsp red chilli powder
  • a pinch golden caster sugar
  • 450g frozen peas
  • chopped to make a handful coriander

Method

  • STEP 1

    Heat the ghee or butter in a non-stick pan. Add the bay leaves and whole spices, cook for 20 seconds then add the ginger and stir for 30 seconds. Add the powdered spices, salt and a splash of water, cook for 40 seconds. Stir in the sugar and peas and sauté for 3-4 minutes or until the peas are cooked and the water has evaporated. Stir in the coriander and serve.

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