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Black Eyed Peas Curry Recipe (Instant Pot Version)

Black Eyed Peas Curry Recipe (Instant Pot Version)
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This is easy to prepare Black Eyed Peas Curry Recipe that is so simple yet flavorful. It melts in your mouth with the warming spices and it is very hearty, perfect to serve on a chilly night. Both stovetop and 'no soaking' Instant Pot versions are included. Serve a bowl of this curried black-eyed peas with rice, quinoa, roti or cauliflower rice.
Curried Black-Eyed Peas

Black Eyed Peas Curry is a popular Indian curry recipe but I always do mine with a Caribbean twist/flavor. The result of the adapted black-eyed peas Indian curry recipe is so amazing.

Black Eyed Peas Curry Recipe (Instant Pot Version) is one of the earlier recipes that I share on here, it was first written February 27, 2013. I realized it needed some TLC so I decided to remake the recipe, add some updated photo and include my quick and easy 'no soak' Instant Pot method.

Growing up in Jamaica, making and eating curries is an integral part of our culture. Curry goat or chicken is served at most of our formal gatherings. Since becoming vegan, I have made so many curry vegetable and bean recipes that taste amazing!

My family enjoyed eating my Black Eyed Peas Curry Recipe (Instant Pot Version),  that my husband couldn't stop commenting on how flavorful it was. He said all that was missing was some roti because I served it with rice, string beans, and a salad.

He said it tasted as flavorful as my Jamaican Curry Potato, Curry Cabbage, Vegan Chickpea Curry and Vegan Chicken Curry recipes. As a matter of fact, he enjoys all my curry recipes.

Black Eyed Peas Curry Recipe (Instant Pot Version) Ingredients and step by step photos

How To Make Black Eyed Peas Curry 

This simple Black Eyed Peas curry requires everyday ingredients that are found in most kitchens.  Onion, garlic, ginger, tomato are sauteed then curry powder, cumin, turmeric, thyme, and pepper added, Finally black-eyed peas, vegetable broth and salt are added and allowed to cook into a hearty, thick curry.

To make a delicious curry recipe that is very flavorful, it is important to start with a good curry powder blend. My favorite blend is Chief. If you are fed up of trying curry recipes that fail miserably then try this brand.

Also try my readers favorite,  Southern Black-Eyed Peas.

How To Make Black Eyed Peas In The Instant Pot Using The  'No Soak Method'?

Making Instant Pot Black Eyed Peas Curry is a breeze in an Instant Pot. I basically set the Instant Pot on Saute. Heat oil and add onion, garlic, ginger, tomato, thyme and saute until vegetables are soft. Add curry powder, cumin, and turmeric and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.

Next, I add the washed black-eyed peas, vegetable broth. Turn off saute mode,  cover the Instant Pot,  close the pressure valve by turning the vent on sealing and press Manual Mode(High Pressure) for 20 minutes. Allow naturally manual release for 10 minutes, then release vent to release remaining pressure. The pin will drop so you can open the lid.

Black Eyed Peas Curry Recipe (Instant Pot Version)

 

Per 100g
Energy:
205 kcal / 857 kJ
Fat:
8 g
Protein:
13 g
Carbohydrate:
30 g

Ingredients

For: 4 Servings
Preparation:
10 min
Cooking:
1 h 10 min
Ready in:
1 h 20 min

Instructions

Stove Top Method

  1. Skip if using the 'no-soak method' in Instant Pot. (Instructions following) Remove debris from beans, then rinse and place into a large bowl adding cold water to cover (at least 2 inches above beans). Soak for at least 4 hours or overnight.

  2. The following morning, drained water using a colander and rinse beans thoroughly.

  3. Place drained beans in a large saucepan, add 4 -5 cups water and bring to boil over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for about 1 hour until beans are tender. Reserve 1 1/2 cups of liquid from the cooked beans.

  4. In a medium saucepan, heat oil over medium heat and add onion, garlic, green onions, ginger, and saute until onion is softened, stirring frequently, for about 3 minutes.

  5. Add tomato and thyme, curry powder, turmeric, cumin, and cook until fragrant. Add black eye peas along with vegetable broth and stir. Bring to boil over medium-high heat. Reduce to simmer. Cook, uncovered to thicken, for 15 minutes while stirring.

The Instant Pot Method

  1. Wash and drain black-eyed peas and set aside. Remove the lid of the Instant Pot and press the sauté button. Heat oil and add onion, garlic, spring onion, ginger. and saute until onion is soft about 3 minutes.

  2. Add tomato and thyme, curry powder, turmeric, cumin, and cook until fragrant. Add black eye peas along with vegetable broth and stir.

  3. Turn off saute mode,  cover the Instant Pot,  close the pressure valve by turning the vent on sealing and press Manual Mode(High Pressure) for 20 minutes. Allow naturally manual release for 10 minutes, then release vent to release remaining pressure. The pin will drop so you can open the lid. Check seasoning and serve.

Notes

Indian Black-Eyed Peas Curry

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10 Comments
  1. Sheila
    September 21, 2018

    5.04

    Love the curry in the instant pot, it’s very tasty. Also love your cook book.

  2. Philly
    June 13, 2018

    5.04

    So I was finally convinced to get an instant pot…it’s great… recipe is lovely too. My question is are u going to make an instant pot cook book .. I am ready to buy…. I know u have a few but I need more recipes…😊😃🤗I will try to some of your non instant pot recipes in the instant pot… might be a disaster but we will c…

    • Michelle Blackwood
      June 14, 2018

      Hello Philly, congrats on your Instant Pot purchase. It is so handy for potlucks etc. I need to do one as soon as I get through this entire month of catering events and settle down. That’s a great idea if you experiment ahead if you have success please share with me. I might include those recipes in the cookbook.

  3. Philly
    April 4, 2018

    5.04

    Love black eye peas… what can u substitute for the curry powder
    Thanks

    • Michelle Blackwood
      April 4, 2018

      Philly thank you, 2 teaspoons turmeric,1 ½ teaspoons cumin and 1 teaspoon ground coriander should be mild and I also love to use 1/8 teaspoon cardamon and fenugreek if you have on hand.

  4. Adriana Lopez MartIn
    April 4, 2018

    I enjoy black eyed peas but have never tried them with curry. This is a great idea to transform a Southern favorite into an Indian inspired dish, juts lovely!

  5. Courtney
    April 4, 2018

    5.04

    My fiancee and I just discovered black eyed peas and this year and loved them. Your Black Eyed Peas Curry recipe sounds delicious! We absolutely love curries and Caribbean flavours, thank you for the recipe.

  6. Emily
    April 4, 2018

    I’m always on the look out for new instant pot recipes to try! Can’t wait to try this black eyed peas curry!

  7. Danielle
    April 4, 2018

    5.04

    What a delicious and hearty curry this looks like. It sounds like it would be really cheap to make too.

  8. Jill
    April 4, 2018

    5.04

    I have lots of old recipes needing some TLC, so I can certainly relate to that :) I’ve never made a curry like this before, and definitely not in an instant pot, so I’ll need to try it. Great recipe!