It's nice switching the flavors up a bit in the kitchen. Peas are usually overlooked in my kitchen... Literally, these peas were found in my freezer and who knows how long these poor little guys were in there for. But they came through and transitioned from freezer burned forgottens to the most delicious and ridiculously easy side dish. The flavors of this dish are sweet with hints of delicious Indian spices lurking in the background.
1/2 teaspoon coconut oil
1 garlic clove, minced
1/4 teaspoon cumin seeds
1/2 teaspoon garam masala
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 small tomato, diced, seeds discarded
1/3 cup plant-based milk
1 cup peas, fresh or frozen
In a saute pan over medium heat melt the coconut oil. Add in the garlic and saute until fragrant, about one minute. Add in the spices and continue to saute for another minute.
Toss in the diced tomato and plant-based milk and bring to a boil, immediately reduce heat to a simmer. Add in the peas, place a lid over it and continue to cook until the tomatoes fall apart when touched.
To serve the possibilities are endless! I ate this as a side dish accompanied with some sauteed cabbage but you can certainly eat it over a bed of rice, with some pita chips, or mixed into whatever else you've got going on in the kitchen. The flavors are sweet and subtle and will marry with pretty much anything you put it with!
Recipe adapted from Vegan Richa
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