One Pot Greek Black Eye Peas

Black Eye Peas curry is rich in taste, fills with flavour, delicious, nutritious and it is super easy to make.  This is Vegan and gluten free recipe.
  • 1 cup dried black eyed peas , soaked in water for about 3 hours 
  • 2 cups water
  • few curry leaves
  • 1/4 tsp mustard seeds
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 medium onion , finely chopped
  • 1 tomato, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/4 tsp ground turmeric
  • 2 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp chili powder 
  • cooking oil , such as grapeseed or avocado oil
  • salt to taste
  • bell peppers
  • 2 bay leaf
  • 1/2 tsp paprika powder
  • fresh cilantro, finely chopped
  1. Select the Saute button (normal) on the Instant Pot and add 2 teasp cooking oil.
  2. Once the oil is hot, add the mustard seeds, bay leaves and curry leaves. Fry for a few seconds until fragrant.
  3. Add the onions and garlic. Saute until fragrant or till onions turns to translucent.  Add the tomato, ground cumin, and ground coriander. Combine and cook for a minute mixing frequently.
  4. Drain the soaked black eyed peas and add them into the Instant Pot.
  5. Mix in the water, turmeric, chili powder, paprika powder, fresh lemon juice, and salt.
  6. Close the Instant Pot lid, select the Pressure Cook button to cook on high. Set the timer for about 13-15 minutes. When the time is up, allow the pressure to release naturally.
  7. Remove the lid, add pepper bells, simmer for a few more minutes until the curry becomes thick.
  8. Turn the Instant Pot off. Add freshly chopped cilantro and serve hot as is, over cooked rice.
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