Easy Indian Spiced Peas with Tomato sauce. Vegan Glutenfree Recipe - Vegan Richa (2024)

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These Spiced Peas with cumin are easy and a great side that comes together in 10 minutes. Gluten-free Vegan Soy-free recipe

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Why you say would I put up this super simple recipe. There is a story behind it. Hubbs was working hard in grad school, eating all kinds of fast food, and still losing weight (go figure, if I ate that much fast/junk food, I would have an extra 30 lbs on me). He looked as if he had not eaten in a month. So I gave him some ideas to cook up food at home instead of eating the junk food. Not to offend anyone here, but most Indian guys (like my hubbs) and cooking do not go together at most times, esp when they have just arrived from India :). It is just very easy to find good cheap food or hire a helper cook there.
This is one of the recipes that he made every few days with variations, to survive his grad school, (12 years ago). Now of course, he is a brilliant cook. I am a picky eater and hard to please when he does cook something for me 🙂


Oh wait, did I mention how difficult his grad school was? He used to work part time to offset some of expenditure right. The job was referee-ing undergrad girls team volleyball games! (my gosh, so much hard work :P, and so hard on the eyes too :P). Any which way, there was never very perishable food in the fridge at his apartment, which he shared with 3 Indian guys. Living things can grow on perishable items you know 🙂 So frozen peas and canned tomato and spices was something that was readily available.

Some times you need a simple recipe in between the complex ones right. I remembered these peas and made them the other day and remembered how much I also loved these for a quick fix on weekdays, when I was working crazy hours.

These peas can be made with or without tomato and they taste fabulous as which way. Serve them with flat bread, pita, rice or add to a bowl with grains and veggies. Make some today!



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Steps:
Cook the peas with spices. Serve as is or add tomato sauce.



Add pureed tomato.



cook to thicken and serve hot!



Yum! cumin and garam masala. I know you think it is too easy. but these peas are ridiculously delicious!



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Easy Indian Spiced Peas with Tomato sauce. Vegan Glutenfree Recipe - Vegan Richa (7)

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Easy Indian Spiced Peas with Tomato sauce. Vegan Glutenfree Recipe

These Spiced Peas with cumin are easy and a great side that comes together in 10 minutes. Gluten-free Vegan Soy-free recipe

Prep Time10 minutes mins

Cook Time15 minutes mins

Total Time25 minutes mins

Course: Side

Cuisine: Indian

Servings: 2

Calories: 80kcal

Author: Vegan Richa

Ingredients

  • ½ tsp (0.5 tsp) oil
  • 1 garlic clove minced optional
  • ¼ tsp (0.25 tsp) cumin seeds
  • ½ tsp (0.5 tsp) garam masala
  • 1 cup (145 g) peas frozen or fresh
  • tsp (0.33 tsp) salt
  • ¼ tsp (0.25 tsp) cayenne/red chili powder
  • ½ (0.5) large tomato or ½ cup canned
  • ¼ cup (62.5 ml) water or almond milk or other non dairy milk

Instructions

Notes

For variations: Add fennel seeds instead of cumin. Add berbere spice blend instead of garam masala. Add 2 Tbsp ground cashew for a creamy sauce. Add a handful of cilantro to the tomato and blend for a green sauce. Add other beans, chickpeas, corn etc.

Nutritional values based on one serving of two

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts

Easy Indian Spiced Peas with Tomato sauce. Vegan Glutenfree Recipe

Amount Per Serving

Calories 80Calories from Fat 9

% Daily Value*

Fat 1g2%

Sodium 395mg17%

Potassium 249mg7%

Carbohydrates 12g4%

Fiber 4g17%

Sugar 4g4%

Protein 4g8%

Vitamin A 905IU18%

Vitamin C 33.7mg41%

Calcium 18mg2%

Iron 1.2mg7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Kelly

    Easy Indian Spiced Peas with Tomato sauce. Vegan Glutenfree Recipe - Vegan Richa (13)
    Great flavor – mine turned out with more liquid than the photo but I just soaked it up with bread. Will try again regardless because I think I’d enjoy it either way. Thanks!

    • Vegan Richa Support

      thank you. you could always cook it a little longer if you prefer it on the thicker side.

      Reply

  2. Bethany

    Easy Indian Spiced Peas with Tomato sauce. Vegan Glutenfree Recipe - Vegan Richa (14)
    Yum! Made a double batch, I didn’t have any nut milk but wanted the creaminess so blended 1.5 cups of canned tomatoes with 2T nutritional yeast instead of adding the water/milk. Thanks for this recipe, definitely will make this again.

    Reply

    • Richa

      yumm!

      Reply

  3. Anat

    I made it today for the first time and it was so good. From now on it become a regular and I will just double the recipe. Thank you for your amazing recipes.

    Reply

  4. Mary

    Sounds very good. I plan to try this, possibly with a frozen peas and carrot mixture and serve in a whole wheat pita pocket.

    Reply

  5. Cheryl

    This was absolutely delicious! I used cumin powder instead of seed because I’m out of it. Added the cashews (after soaking) to the almond milk and put in the blender. So easy.

    Reply

  6. Jessica

    My goodness- this is SO delicious. And perfect for times like these (grad school) when I don’t have time for shenanigans. Definitely going to be making this again and again… sort of the trend with all your recipes I’ve been trying. Thank you again for the awesome recipes!

    Reply

  7. Corrin Radd

    We made this as a side today–it was easy and good as advertised.

    Reply

  8. The Peace Patch

    Pure deliciousness! I’d like a generous helping served atop a thick wedge of warm rustic bread…yumza! Thank you for the recipe…cheers! 🙂

    Reply

  9. naina

    awesome and simple recipe. will try this out. i love peas 😀 thanks for sharing

    Reply

  10. Glue and Glitter

    These look great! I love a simple recipe – that’s about all I have time for most days. 🙂

    Reply

  11. Ceara @ Ceara's Kitchen

    I love how simple this recipe is – it is always good to have recipes like this for those busy evenings! I am definitively saving this one and very excited to try it!

    Reply

  12. Cadry

    I really like the simple recipes! Things have been very chaotic and stressful as of late, and I appreciate an easy meal with just a few steps. Plus, it’s awesome that it uses stuff that is easy to have on hand anytime.

    Reply

  13. Lizzie

    These look awesome, but cumin seeds are hard to find where I live. Can I substitute ground cumin? If so, how much?

    Reply

    • Richa

      1/4 tsp powder

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  14. Gabby @ the veggie nook

    I will need recipes like this soon! Keep the simple ones coming!

    Reply

  15. The Vegan Cookie Fairy

    I could happily eat peas until the end of my days. These remind me of the ‘macho peas’ they serve at Nandos (not sure if they have this chain outside the UK?)

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  16. Caitlin

    i love peas! i am totally making this. and such a sweet story to go with it.

    Reply

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