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Indian Curried Peas

These peas, with curry spices and mushrooms, offer a fragrant and fiery side dish. Created by: The Golden Temple Conscious Cookery, Los Angeles; Yield: 4 servings

  • 2 ts Oil
  • 2 ts margarine
  • 1 c Minced onions
  • 1 Clove garlic
  • 1 sl Gingerroot, 1/2-in thick, peeled
  • 1 ds Caraway seeds
  • 1/2 ts Salt
  • 1 ds Black pepper
  • 1 ds Ground turmeric
  • 1/4 c Tomato puree
  • 10 oz Pkg frozen peas or 1 lb Fresh peas
  • 1 ds Ground coriander
  • 1/8 ts Ground cumin
  • 1/8 ts Red pepper
  • 1 1/4 c Sliced mushrooms
  • Sweet chutney (optional)
Heat oil and butter in large heavy skillet. Add onions and saute until tender. Puree garlic and ginger in blender with small amount of water and add to onions.

Add caraway seeds, salt, pepper and turmeric. Cook 8 minutes, stirring often to prevent sticking and scorching. Add tomato puree and heat through. Add peas and simmer 5 minutes. Add coriander, cumin and red pepper and cook 10 minutes. Add mushrooms, cover and cook 10 minutes longer, or until mushrooms are tender.

Serve with sweet chutney, if desired.