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Black eyed pea stir fry

Black eyed pea stir fry makes a tasty accompaniment with chapati or jowar roti. Pack it in the lunch box to give a healthy meal for children. 

Course accompaniments, lunch box
Cuisine South Indian
Keyword black eyed pea stir fry, lunch box ideas, lunch box in 30 minutes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Author Jayashree


  • 1 cup black eyed pea
  • water
  • 2 onion
  • 1 tomato
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon asafoetida
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 2 green chilly
  • 1/2 inch ginger
  • coriander
  • salt


  1. Wash, add water to the black eyed bean and cook in pressure cooker for one whistle. 

  2. Cut the onion and tomato into small pieces. Grate the ginger and keep it aside. 

  3. Take oil in a pan, add cumin as it splutters put turmeric powder, asafoetida, green chilly, ginger and onion. Let cook.

  4. Add tomato and saute it. Put salt to it. 

  5. Finally, add cooked  beans to it and boil for three minutes. 

  6. Garnish with fresh coriander.

Recipe Notes

  • Frozen black eyed peas can be used.
  • When fresh ones are available, I like to use them.
  • Remove the pea from the pod and store them in the refrigerator, it will be handy to use.