Bean Curry

by Kelli H. on September 23, 2011

I seem to be pretty obsessed with The Sweets Life blog but I’ve never found so many good vegetarian recipes on one blog before. I am in love with her recipe collection! I promise to post something sweet next time. 

This curry was delicious! We ate it as a soup and naan would have made this meal complete. It was the perfect amount for 2 people with large servings. You could also serve this over some jasmin rice and it would provide more servings.

I’m a little embarrassed to admit this, but I’ve never had black-eyed peas before this recipe and I’m glad it called for it because I like them!

Anytime I have curry I always think “curry in a hurry”. I think I got that little saying from Rachael Ray. Most curry recipes I’ve made in the past haven’t been in a hurry but this one really was. It was super easy and fast to make.

Bean Curry
Adapted from The Sweets Life

1 tbsp olive oil
1 onion, chopped
4 garlic cloves,  minced
1 tsp freshly grated ginger
1 large tomato, chopped
1 jalapeno, seeds removed and finely chopped
1/2 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp garam masala
3/4 cup half and half
1 cup chicken broth
1 can black-eyed peas, drained
2 cups fresh spinach
chopped fresh cilantro to garnish

1. In a large skillet over medium high heat, add onion, garlic, jalapeno, and ginger. Saute for 5 minutes or until soft. Add tomato and saute for 2 minutes. Add turmeric, salt, paprika, garam masala and stir for about 1 minute or until fragrant.
2. Add in half and half, chicken broth, black-eyed peas, and spinach. Let simmer for about 10 minutes. Garnish with cilantro.

**This could easily be made completely vegetarian by using veggie stock, so I’m adding it to my Vegetarian section. 

Last year for David’s birthday we went to Tahoe. One day for lunch we went to this restaurant called Jake’s on the Lake . David ordered Samuel Adams’ Octoberfest, when it came out he gave me a sip to try. I fell in love with it and couldn’t wait to get home and buy some more. Unfortunately, it was only available for about 2 weeks, so I only ended up buying 1 six pack of it. I’ve been waiting almost a year to buy some more since it’s seasonal and, it’s finally back in the stores! Yay! I’m more of an hoppy IPA girl these days but there is something so fall-ish about those malty octoberfests that I love.

Have a great weekend! 
Hope you have some delicious eats!

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Jay September 23, 2011 at 11:09 am

sounds scrumptiously divine..:)
Tasty Appetite

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my little celebration September 23, 2011 at 5:27 pm

Yummy! This soup looks great. I love The Sweets Life too. She’s so creative!

I think I have all of the ingredients on hand for the soup too – score. Have a great weekend friend!

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Haley @ Health Freak College Girl September 26, 2011 at 3:07 am

yumm! i love curry!

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spinachandsprinkles September 27, 2011 at 3:09 am

Seasonal favorites bum me out! I hate that I can’t enjoy the goodness all year round!

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