Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Black Eyed Peas Raita

Do you know a interesting thing about Black Eyed Peas ?? . Do you all want to know what it is ??  hmmmm ..  Ok... According to U.S Department of Agriculture's food pyramid , black eyed peas falls into both the vegetable group and the "meat and beans group" .. Source - Livestrong .. Meat and Bean group means Black eyed peas can be used as a protein source instead of an animal food.   Isn't that interesting .

These black eyed peas can be added to soups , salads ,paired with rice , curries , evening  
Snacks , fillings for Samosa's , pasties and it can be added in baking goodies.

For a healthy lifestyle , we should eat lots of vegetables , fruits , either raw or cooked . But eating raw is more beneficial. Adding more salads in the menu is really a good sign of a healthy meal. I love making Raita's too . The yogurt gives a better flavor to the vegetables . These are simply delicious.

Ingredients :

Black eyed Peas - . Soaked and boiled ( Use the Drained water in some curries or soups )
Cumin Seeds
Pepper Corn
Salt .
Coriander Leaves.
Green Chilies - Chopped


  • Soak the Black eyed peas for an hour.
  • Pressure cook it with salt ( probably 2 whistles) . 
  • Take hand full of Black eyed peas .  Put it in the blender along with Cumin seeds , pepper corns and yogurt . Blend them together .
  • It will be a thick paste .
  • Now add the paste in a bowl add rest of the Peas, Green Chilies and  Coriander Leaves 
  • Add more yogurt till you get the consistency .
  • Lastly adjust the salt level .  

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  1. Loved your take on raita with lentils

  2. Never made with this peas yet I would love to try. Raita is the most perfect side for me with rice. Interesting how you blended the peas with spices and than combined with the rest of the ingredients.

  3. Very interesting raita, super nutritious..

  4. Raita with legumes, wonderful combo.

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  5. looks so delicious and makes me hungry!

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