Here in the UK we love our peas, as a side dish and an accompaniment to many of our favourite meals. We also love curry! So why not mix things up?
Take the simple versatile garden pea and spice it up! This will enhance not only the meal but will add an Indian twist to any classic dish! The usual and most favoured herb is mint but here we are using the famous coriander and lifting the sweetness with spices and lime.
1 cup of frozen garden peas
½ tbsp sunflower oil
¼ tsp mustard seeds
⅓ tsp salt or to taste
½ tsp garam masala or more to taste
½ tsp coriander & cumin powder
Handful of chopped coriander
Squeeze of fresh lime juice
• Heat the oil in a small saucepan, add the mustard seeds. Once they start to sizzle, carefully mix in the peas
• Let them defrost a little, throw in the salt, coriander and cumin powder. Combine well. Cook on a low heat for 7-10 minutes
• Stir in the coriander and add the lime juice, mix and let the coriander leaves wilt a little.
• Take off the heat and serve with the meal of your choice. Also ideal to mush up and give to toddlers to introduce them to different spices and flavours