Black-eyed peas are traditionally served on New Year's Day in the American southeast and around the world as they are thought to bring prosperity. Because they swell with cooking, the peas are considered to represent growing prosperity in the New Year and are sometimes believed to represent coins as well. Frequently the peas are served with cooked greens, which symbolize money, and cornbread — representing gold — is also a feature of the New Year's Day table. This earthy legume is a favorite at any time of year for me, but how could I resist the promise of good luck? This black-eyed pea curry simmered in a tangy spiced yogurt sauce has a wonderful aroma and an incredible flavor — it's a good start to any year!
This is my first submission to My Legume Love Affair, # 31, a most popular event started by lovely Susan of The Well Seasoned Cook and hosted this month by Simona of Briciole.
|Black-Eyed Peas in a Yogurt Curry|
|Recipe by Lisa Turner|
Published on January 5, 2011
Fragrant, tangy and delicious black-eyed pea curry simmered in an Indian-spiced yogurt sauce
More Black-eyed pea recipes from Lisa's Vegetarian Kitchen:
Black-Eyed Pea Salsa
Black-Eyed Peas with Spices and Herbs
Black-Eyed Peas with Fenugreek and Tomatoes
Curried Black-Eyed Peas with Dried Mushrooms
Black-Eyed Pea and Quinoa Croquettes
Black-Eyed Pea Sambar