Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes

Serves: 2 people as a side dish

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The perfect mildly spiced North Indian breakfast dish or afternoon snack with cumin and chili adding freshness to green peas.


  • 200g green peas (fresh or frozen)
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 2 green chilies, slit
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • chopped coriander for garnish (optional)
  • a squeeze of lime or pinch of amchur powder Click here to buy amchur powder
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil Click here to buy



  1. Heat oil in a wok or frying pan on medium heat. When hot, add cumin and allow to sizzle for 1 minute, stir and add onions. Allow onions to cook until they are translucent and start turning golden on the edges. Slit green chilies along the center without breaking. Add to pan, add salt, and stir.
  2. Add peas, stir fry for 2 minutes, then add the water and cover. Allow to cook on medium heat for 5 minutes covered.
  3. Uncover and let the water dry.
  4. Add a squeeze of lime or a pinch of amchur powder to peas.
  5. Garnish with chopped coriander if desired. Serve with buttered toast.


Critical Ingredients:

However, if you are unable to get green chilies, you can add a quarter teaspoon of ground red chili. If you are using frozen peas instead of fresh, the process is the same. If you don’t have fresh coriander, your peas will still taste great!

Simple Cumin Breakfast Peas

Simple Cumin Breakfast Peas

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