Dinner Tonight: Cinnamon-Flavored Black-Eyed Peas
One serving contains 220 calories, 6g of protein, and 15g of fat. This recipe serves 3. A mixture of cilantro, black-eyed peas, cardamom pods, and a handful of other ingredients are all it takes to make this recipe so flavorful. It is a good option if you're following a gluten free and vegan diet. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes around 45 minutes.
Dump the black-eyed peas into a large pot.
Pour enough water in to cover, then stir with your fingers. The water might appear slightly dirty.
Drain this water off and repeat this process twice, then pour in 3 cups of water and turn the heat to high. When boiling, cover the pot, reduce heat to medium-low and cook for 35 to 45 minutes or until tender.
Meanwhile, pour 1 tablespoons of the oil into a small skillet set over medium heat.
Add the red onion. Stir often, and cook until they are well caramelized and dark purple. It should take about 25 to 30 minutes. When done, add this to a blender along with 1/4 water and the garlic cloves. Blend until smooth.
Combine the garlic and red onion mixture with 1/2 cup water, tomato paste, salt, cayenne, and turmeric in a bowl. Stir well until combined.
Pour the rest of the oil into a skillet over medium-high heat.
Add the cinnamon sticks, bay leaves, and cardamom pods. Cook for about 30 seconds, or until fragrant, then add spice mixture. Stir well, then reduce heat to medium-low. Partially cover the pan and simmer for 8 minutes. When done, turn off the heat and wait for the black-eyed peas to finish.
When the black-eyed peas are tender, pour in the sauce from the skillet. Simmer the blacked-eyed peas for another 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Remove the cinnamon sticks, bay leaves, and cardamom pods.
Serves with white rice and a sprinkling of cilantro.