Black-Eyed Pea Salad

Serves: 4
Total Calories: 106


1/2 teaspoon Chaat Masala or store-bought
1 cup black-eyed pea, (lobia), sorted and washed and soaked overnight in 2 cups water
1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
j1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
1 large firm tomato, finely chopped
4 to 5 scallion, white parts only, minced
1 tablespoon peeled minced fresh ginger
1 tablespoon minced fresh mint leaves
1 fresh green chili pepper, such as serrano, minced with seeds
1 to 2 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1/2 cup plain yogurt (any kind), whisked until smooth
1 tablespoon peanut oil
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 tablespoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon ground black salt (optional)
1/2 teaspoon ground paprika
Several outer leaves of radicchio or butter lettuce, or about 3 cups shredded greens


1. Prepare the chaat masala. Then place the black-eyed peas and soaking water, turmeric, and salt in a medium nonstick saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to medium-low, cover the pan, and simmer until all the water evaporates, leaving behind beans that are soft and tender but not broken, about 1 hour. (Add more water during cooking, if necessary.)

2. Transfer to a bowl and mix in the tomato, scallions, ginger, mint, green chili pepper, and lime juice. Let cool, then mix in the yogurt.

3. Heat the oil in a small nonstick saucepan over medium-high heat and add the cumin seeds they should sizzle upon contact with the hot oil. Quickly add the coriander, ground cumin, black salt, and paprika, stir 30 seconds, and transfer to the black-eyed peas. Mix well. Present the salad in radicchio or butter lettuce cups, or mounded over a bed of shredded greens. Garnish with chaat masala, and serve at room temperature or chilled.

From "1,000 Indian Recipes." Copyright 2002 by Neelam Batra. Used with permission of the publisher, Wiley Publishing, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 4
Total Calories: 106
Calories from Fat: 35

This Black-Eyed Pea Salad recipe is from the 1000 Indian Recipes Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

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