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Spicy Green Peas

Spicy Peas, touch of spices added to sweetness from peas and sourness from lemon makes this a great snack or a side dish. This is an easy recipe to make. Bright green color gives a nice touch to any meal.

Recipe will serve 4


  • 3 cups green peas frozen (baby peas are preferred)
  • 1-1/2 tablespoon oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera)
  • 2 teaspoons ginger chopped
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons green chili chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro chopped (hara dhania)
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice


  1. Thaw the peas and pat dry.
  2. Heat the oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Test the heat by adding one cumin seed to the oil. If the cumin seed cracks right away, the oil is ready.
  3. Add cumin seeds as they crack add green chili and ginger, stir for few second add green peas and salt.
  4. Cook for about 4-5 minutes string occasionally, till peas are tender. Add black pepper and cilantro mix it well.
  5. Turn off the heat and squeeze the lemon juice over and stir.
  6. Spicy green peas are ready to serve!

Serving suggestions

  1. Serve Spicy green peas hot or at room temperature.
  2. Serve this as a side dish with any dal or gravy base dish.
  3. This really goes well as a snack by itself or with any kind of plain crackers. I serve them over Mathri, Saltine crackers or Papdi. You can find these recipes on my web site.
  4. Spicy Peas can be rolled in any flat bread for travelling or picnic. Spicy peas keep well at room temperature for 1-2 days.


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11 thoughts on “Spicy Green Peas

  1. What a great new dish! Is there some way to make this so that it is a dry snack? Even with another type of vegetable?

    Looking for a food to eat with your hand.

    We picked up some spicy, wasabi nuts at the Indian grocery. Why not peas or soybean?

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