Black-eyed peas with butternut squash

A hearty meal.
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Recipe from: 18 November 2015
Preparation time: 15 min
Cooking time: 30 min


  • 2
    dried black-eyed peas (or 4 cans black-eyed peas, drained)
  • 3
    olive or canola oil
  • 1/2
    whole cumin seeds
  • 1/2
    whole fennel seeds
  • 1
    medium onion, chopped
  • 1
    clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/2
    fresh ginger, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1
    fresh hot green chili, chopped
  • 4
    tomato purée
  • 1 1/2
  • 1/8-1/4
    cayenne pepper, or to taste
  • 2 1/2
    butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and cut into 1-inch pieces
Servings: Change Serving


If using dried peas, soak the black-eyed peas overnight in water that covers them well. Drain, add the peas along with fresh water to a pot, and cook the peas while preparing the other ingredients, about forty minutes.

Pour the oil into a heavy, largish pan and set over medium-high heat. When hot, put in the cumin and fennel seeds. Let them sizzle for 10 seconds and then add the onions. Stir and fry until the onion pieces turn brown at the edges.

Add the garlic, ginger, and green chili. Stir for a minute. Add the tomato purée. Stir for a minute.

Now add the drained, cooked peas (or drained, canned peas), salt, cayenne, squash, and 2 cups of water to the pan. Bring the mixture to a boil. Cover partially, then turn the heat down to low and cook for about 20 minutes, or until the peas are tender and the water is absorbed.

Reprinted with permission of At Home with Madhur Jaffrey.

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