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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Spicy Black-Eyed Pea Curry amongst Swiss Chard too Roasted Eggplant


Black-eyed peas conduct maintain long been i of my favorite legumes, adding a welcome earthiness to dishes comprised of tangy, zesty or spicy flavors that brand them a wonderful base of operations inward curries. In this nourishing curry, earthiness takes the nous phase alongside roasted eggplant in addition to Swiss chard.

The eggplant isn't actually the nous star inward this dish, but it does add together texture in addition to roasting the vegetable brings out a delightful hint of sweetness. Fried eggplant is enjoyable too, but roasting brings out a unique flavor profile that I don't detect frying quite matches — it was thus skillful only equally is, alongside tabular array salt only out of the roasting pan, that it's a wonder whatever of the eggplant ended upwardly inward the curry. Next fourth dimension I mightiness endeavor it inward a salad to appreciate the goodness of this nether appreciated vegetable.

EyedSpicy Black-Eyed Pea Curry alongside Swiss Chard in addition to Roasted Eggplant
Recipe past times
Cuisine: Indian
Published on August 15, 2016

Wholesome in addition to nourishing, sweetness in addition to earthy black-eyed pea curry alongside Swiss chard in addition to roasted eggplant

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  • 2/3 loving cup dried black-eyed peas (2 cups cooked)
  • 1 large globe or Italian eggplant
  • 1 bunch Swiss chard, trimmed in addition to chopped
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 shallots, mined
  • 2 light-green or crimson chilies, seeded in addition to finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon footing coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon footing cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon footing mustard powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 medium tomato, finely chopped
  • 5 tablespoons water, or to a greater extent than equally needed
  • juice from 1 lemon (3 tablespoons)
  • 1 teaspoon bounding main salt, or to taste
  • Rinse the black-eyed peas in addition to soak inward several inches of H2O for half-dozen hours or overnight. Drain in addition to rinse, thus transfer to a large saucepan in addition to encompass alongside fresh water. Bring to a boil, cut oestrus to medium-low, cover, in addition to simmer for xl to sixty minutes. Take tending non to overcook — the beans should last tender but non last falling apart. Drain in addition to laid aside.

  • To gear upwardly the eggplant, cutting of the stalk in addition to bottom border in addition to thus cutting inward one-half lengthwise. Score the flesh into diagonal 1-inch lines, thus plough in addition to grade in i trial to a greater extent than until you lot conduct maintain a diagonal pattern. Take tending non to cutting through the skin. Sprinkle alongside approximately tabular array salt in addition to allow sit down for xl minutes. Rinse in addition to squelch out whatever excess water. Brush the eggplant alongside approximately fossil oil in addition to transfer to a roasting pan. Bake inward a preheated 400° oven until the flesh appears collapsed in addition to is wrinkly. Remove from oestrus in addition to allow cool for nigh 10 minutes, flavor alongside a chip of salt, in addition to take the flesh from the eggplant. If at that spot is likewise much water, drain inward a strainer. Set aside.

  • Heat the fossil oil over medium oestrus inward the same saucepan used to gear upwardly the black-eyed peas. When hot, toss inward the shallots in addition to chilies in addition to sauté for two to three minutes. Now add together the spices in addition to stir for approximately other minute, until fragrant. Add the tomato, gear upwardly for approximately other few minutes, in addition to thus add together the eggplant in addition to black-eyed peas, in addition to gear upwardly for approximately other few minutes, stirring often.

  • Pour a few tablespoons of H2O into the pan in addition to add together handfuls of chard at a fourth dimension until wilted. Add to a greater extent than H2O equally necessary. Add the lemon juice in addition to tabular array salt to gustatory modality nigh the destination of the cooking time. Remove from heat, cover, in addition to allow sit down for a few minutes earlier serving.

Makes 4 to half-dozen servings


This is my contribution to Eat Your Greens, a monthly upshot co-hosted past times Shaheen in addition to The VegHog.

Other black-eyed pea dishes to relish from Lisa's Kitchen:
Black-Eyed Peas alongside Coconut Milk, Curry Leaves in addition to Spices
Black Tea in addition to Gingered Black-Eyed Peas
Black-Eyed Peas alongside Fenugreek in addition to Tomatoes
Black-Eyed Peas alongside Mustard, Cumin in addition to Curry Leaves

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