Spicy Peas

One annoying thing about afternoon nap is the hunger pangs after you get up. And when you are hungry, you feel like eating something spicy and tasty.

Today I am sharing with you a simple recipe which can be eaten at tea time as a snack or can be served as a side dish with roti for lunch or dinner. This is my aunt’s recipe who is a great cook. I do not know from she learnt this but this is making this spicy peas since a long time. We all love this simple yet tasty dish and I often prefer it as a snack.

Let me share with you a funny thing about this dish. This recipe was unnamed until I decided to share it on my blog. We simply use to call it ‘matar’ (green peas called in hindi). After a lot of thinking, me and my aunt settle for ‘Spicy Peas’ as the name of this dish.

Now without any more talking, let me share the recipe:


Spicy Peas recipe


Green peas – 1 kg
Grated ginger – 1 n 1/2 teaspoons
Green chillies – 4 – 5
Salt – to taste
Cumin seeds – 1 teaspoon
Oil – 1 – 2 tablespoons
Water – 1 – 2 tablespoons


Microwave Method:

  1. In a Microwave safe bowl add oil and cumin seeds and microwave it for 2 – 3 minutes.
  2. Now add all the other ingredients, mix well and microwave it for 8 – 10 minutes or till the peas tender. Stir 2 – 3 times in between.
  3. Spicy peas are ready. Serve hot.

Stove-top Method:

  1. Heat oil in a cooker, add cumin seeds and let it crack.
  2. Now add all the other ingredients and close the cooker lid.
  3. Let it cook till the peas tender. It will take 10 – 12 mins.
  4. Spicy peas are ready. Serve with chapati or eat it plain.


  • Microwave cooking time may vary depending upon your microwave power.

Spicy Peas – Steam cooked peas flavored with ginger and green chilly is a perfect spicy evening snack recipe to complement ginger-cardamom tea.

Have you tried Spicy peas? How you like it, as a snack or side dish? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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