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What to do with split peas? Do I have to make soup, or can I just serve them as a side? What to add to make them super yummy as a side?


Asked by keisha613 at 8:07 PM on Mar. 10, 2011 in Food & Drink

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  • Indian Split Peas With Vegetables

    2 tablespoons vegetable oil
    1/2 teaspoon cumin seed or 1/4 tsp. ground cumin
    1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
    1 jalapeno chilies, seeded and chopped
    3 cups cauliflowerets
    1/4 cup vegetable broth
    2 cups cooked yellow split peas
    1 1/2 cups frozen, thawed, green peas
    1 15 oz. can black beans, rinsed and drained

    Heat oil in 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Cook cumin, turmeric and chilies in oil 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir cauliflowerets and broth. Cover and cook 3 to 4 minutes or until cauliflowerets are tender. Stir in remaining ingredients. Cook about 5 minutes, stir occasionally, until hot.

    Answer by rkoloms at 9:47 PM on Mar. 10, 2011

  • I chop up carrots, onion (or shallots are even better), celery and a little bit of garlic, add some olive oil, turn on the crock pot, add a ham shank-it can be frozen, about 10 cups chicken broth, 2 bay leaves, salt, pepper and a pound of split peas and cook on high 4-5 hours. Make some croutons in your oven with old bread, garlic powder and olive oil and you will have a favorite standby soup for sure!

    Answer by spottedpony at 9:01 PM on Mar. 10, 2011

  • Dahl Palak (Spinach And Split Peas)

    1/2 cup split peas
    2 cups water
    1/4 teaspoon turmeric
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1 pound spinach, chopped
    3 tablespoons butter
    1 tablespoon ginger, fresh and chopped
    4 garlic cloves, chopped
    1 tablespoon garam masala
    1 tablespoon lemon juice
    1 pinch salt

    Soak split peas in 2 cups water 1 hour.
    Add turmeric and 1/2 tsp salt to split peas. Boil 10 minutes in same water used to soak peas.
    Add spinach and cook until most of the liquid has been absorbed and split peas are done.
    Meanwhile, heat butter/oleo in a skillet. Add ginger and garlic. Cook until garlic is golden. Add Garam Masala (see recipe called "Garam Masala").
    Immediately add the seasoned ginger and garlic to the spinach-split pea mixture.
    Add lemon juice and salt to taste and serve.

    Answer by rkoloms at 9:48 PM on Mar. 10, 2011

  • never have thought of split peas as a side ... cant wait to try the above recipes

    Answer by pammomof9 at 2:46 PM on Mar. 12, 2011

  • I am loving those indian recipes! Can't wait to try!!!!

    Answer by spottedpony at 4:32 PM on Mar. 12, 2011

  • you can make split pea with ham soup

    Answer by Christmaslver68 at 6:06 PM on Mar. 12, 2011