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    Garden peas with coconut, ginger and chilli

    • Vegetarian
    • Gluten Free
    • Preparation time: 10 minutes
    • Cooking time: 10 minutes
    • Total time: 20 minutes

    Serves: 4 as a side


    1 tbsp groundnut oil
    ½ tsp black mustard seeds
    ¼ tsp ground turmeric
    1 tsp cumin seeds
    1 tbsp finely grated fresh root ginger
    1 green chilli, finely chopped (deseeded if liked)
    1 tsp garam masala
    35g desiccated coconut
    480g podded peas
    28g pack coriander, finely chopped
    2 tbsp lemon juice


    1. Put the oil in a large frying pan and set over a medium heat. Add the mustard seeds and stir-fry for 30 seconds, followed by the turmeric, cumin, ginger and chilli. Cook for a further 30 seconds, then stir in the garam masala and coconut. Cook for 1 minute before stirring in the peas with 2 tbsp water; season.

    2. Cover with a lid and cook for 3-4 minutes, until the peas are tender. Stir in the coriander and lemon juice, and cook, uncovered, for 1 minute before serving.

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    This recipe first appeared in Waitrose Food, June 2018 issue. Download the Waitrose Food app for the full issue


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