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!
- 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)
- Heat the oil in a saucepan and add the onion. Stir until browning.
- Add the curry powder and mix to coat the onion.
- 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.
- Toss in the yellow pepper, Nigella seeds and Hemp seeds.
- While the mixed peas are heating through, skewer the pepper and blacken over a flame (I used a gas ring for about 30 seconds)
- Plate the pepper and fill with your mixed peas. Season with black pepper.
- 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!)