Mixed Pea Pepper: A quick & nutritious vegetarian meal.

Mixed Pea Pepper

I am confident that today will be a better day! You can not imagine the time I wasted yesterday trying to do what should have been an easy and simple transaction! I spent an hour and a half at the train station and another hour on the phone to them and what was the outcome? I had to change my plans and stay home!!! Not ‘my’ fault but the lovely UK National Rail Service! That’s not the first time they’ve sold me a ticket not valid for my entire journey, nor is it the first time they’ve expected me to ‘walk’ between stations in next-to-no time! Oh well it was a horribly bucketing-down kind of day so probably best I stayed warm and dry! Just means I missed meeting up with friends 😦 and I have to do the whole return journey today instead! Therefore todays recipe is a quick and easy dinner!

Gather

  • 1 tin of chick peas semi drained (don’t wash them & keep a bit of the liquid)
  • 1 handful of frozen peas
  • 1 handful of frozen sweetcorn
  • 1 fresh onion sliced
  • 1/4 yellow pepper in small chunks
  • 1 red pepper halved lengthways seeds removed (I used a long Romano pepper)
  • 1 heaped teaspoon of medium curry powder
  • 1 flat teaspoon of Nigella (kalonji) seeds
  • 1 flat teaspoon of hemp seeds
  • Splash/knob of oil/fat (I used coconut oil)
  • pinch of salt (I used freshly ground sea salt)
  • Sprinkling of black pepper (I only ever use freshly ground)

Prepare

  1. Heat the oil in a saucepan and add the onion. Stir until browning.
  2. Add the curry powder and mix to coat the onion.
  3. Stir in the chick peas (with remaining liquid) and mix well. Add the peas, sweetcorn, salt and stir to combine. Cook until the liquid thickens.
  4. Toss in the yellow pepper, Nigella seeds and Hemp seeds.
  5. While the mixed peas are heating through, skewer the pepper and blacken over a flame (I used a gas ring for about 30 seconds)
  6. Plate the pepper and fill with your mixed peas. Season with black pepper.
  7. Enjoy!

Serving Suggestions

  • I ate mine with some simple pickles and a few salad oddments.
  • Try with your favourite grain – brown rice, bulghur, wholegrain couscous, quinoa.
  • Have a big green salad (rocket is my favourite).
  • Eat with some fresh bread (homemade of course!)

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