Monday, 11 February 2013


Black eyed peas is called "kunde" in Kiswahili. It is usually prepared with onion, tomatoes and sometimes with coconut too. It is a very common dish here. I have added some raw green mangoes to the peas to give a tangy taste. Tasted different.


Red black eyed peas- 2 cups

Onion- 1 medium(chopped finely)

Tomatoes- 2 (finely chopped)

Raw green mangoes- 1 (finely chopped)

Ginger- garlic paste- 1 tbspn

Curry powder/ coriander powder- 1 tbspn

Garam masala- 1 tspn

Coconut milk- 1 cup

Oil- 1 tbspn

Salt to taste


Pressure cook the peas after soaking in hot water  for at least 4 hours if you are using dry peas. I have used red black eyed peas here. You can also use the white ones instead. Heat the pan and add the oil. When the oil i s hot add the onions.

When the onions turn brown add the ginger- garlic paste followed by tomatoes. Now add the green mangoes and stir. Add all the spices and salt and keep the pan covered for 2 minutes under low fire. Now mash the tomatoes gently with the cooking spoon and now add the peas to the pan.

Add the coconut milk and mix all the ingredients uniformly and leave it covered for another 3 minutes. Hot kunde is ready to be served with pasta.

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