This one goes out to all the pea-haters out there because, before this recipe, I too was part of that crowd.

Friends, be prepared to see peas in a whole new light.


  • Pam spray
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1 large white onion
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 2 cans of small sweet peas
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • fresh cilantro

Note: Some of the spices listed may sound foreign and unfamiliar but that is because they are native to different parts of the world. Despite this they should still be relatively easy to find. The only one I had a harder time finding out in the grocery stores was the garam masala. So, for this spice you may want to consider ordering it online beforehand.


Spray nonstick pan with Pam spray and add 1 tsp of oil, the type of oil you use is up to your discretion. Finely dice up the onion and garlic. Fry the onion and garlic add in the crushed red pepper. Fry until onion starts turning brown. Then add in the garam masala, cayenne pepper, and cumin. Stir the spices in and fry for another minute.

Spicy Peas Cooking

Drain and rinse both cans of peas. Add peas to the mixture and add the turmeric. Then fry this concoction for another minute.

Finally add in a 1/2 cup of water, salt, and black pepper. Mix together. Rip some fresh cilantro by hand to add on top of the mixture.

Cover and let simmer for approximately 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Then, voilà!

Note: If the peas are still not as spicy as you’d like them add some more red pepper until the heat is to your liking.