Instant Pot Black Eyed Peas

Black Eyed Peas Curry Cooked In Instant Pot

Instant Pot Black Eyed Peas

Some say black eyed peas bring good luck when eaten on New Years Day.  Some say black eyed peas are just healthy and should be eaten every day! Some say cooking beans in an Instant Pot is so easy that you could cook a delicious vegan, gluten free, fuss free, healthy meal every night of the week! 

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If you know me, you know I love my Instant Pot and these Instant Pot Black Eyed Peas are one of the reasons why.  No need to soak the beans, just toss them in and them spice them up! This is a cozy, hearty meal for a special occasion or any occasion.  I have this one in the regular rotation at My Vegetarian Family and never get a single complaint … wait … they never complain 😉

Instant Pot Black Eyed Peas #myvegetarianfamily

 

Health Benefits of Black Eyed Peas:

  • they aren’t peas they are beans!
  • 5 grams of protein per serving
  • high in fiber
  • great source of soluble fiber to keep blood sugars stable, fight diabetes, AND keeps you feeling full longer
  • Low Glycemic Index food
  • Gluten Free
  • Vegan
  • Delicious!!

I love black eyed peas #myvegetarianfamily

5 Simple Ingredients =

Black Eyed Peas + Tomatoes + Onions + Ginger + Turmeric

This recipe for Instant Pot Black Eyed Peas is SO easy you can make it on a busy weeknight or double the recipe and have it ready for lunch boxes or meal prep! Don’ have an Instant Pot? Don’t have dried black eyed peas? Use a can! Pair these Instant Pot Black Eyed Peas with Basmati Rice, Roti, or Naan. This is a My Vegetarian Family Favorite.  Hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

Want more Instant Pot Recipes? Try Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes or Basic Instant Pot Quinoa or Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats or Quinoa Vegetable Soup or Dal Tadka or Chickpea Curry.

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Instant Pot Black Eyed Peas
Vegan, Gluten Free, Packed with Protein, Easy! These Instant Pot Black Eyed Peas are the perfect healthy vegetarian dinner for any night of the week!
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Passive Time 60 minutes
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Ingredients
  • 1 cup dried black eyed peas or 2 cans black eyed peas and omit water
  • 4 cups Water
  • 1 tsp Salt more to taste
  • 2 tsp avocado or canola oil
  • 2 diced Onions
  • 2 tsp grated fresh ginger
  • 2 chopped Tomatoes
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp Red Chili Pepper Powder more to taste
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Black Pepper
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Passive Time 60 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
  • 1 cup dried black eyed peas or 2 cans black eyed peas and omit water
  • 4 cups Water
  • 1 tsp Salt more to taste
  • 2 tsp avocado or canola oil
  • 2 diced Onions
  • 2 tsp grated fresh ginger
  • 2 chopped Tomatoes
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp Red Chili Pepper Powder more to taste
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Black Pepper
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Instructions
  1. Rinse black eyed peas in a strainer, no need to soak
  2. Place black eyed peas, salt, and water in instant pot. Press 'beans' and adjust time to 30 minutes. When timer beeps, allow pressure to release naturally (approximately 30 minutes)
  3. While beans are cooking in instant pot, heat 1 tbsp oil over medium-high heat in a medium pot. Once hot, add onions and saute until translucent, do not brown or burn. Once onions are translucent, add ginger and saute an additional one minute.
  4. Add tomato, reduce heat to medium, cover and cook for 5 minutes or until tomatoes are soft. During the 5 minutes stir frequently and 'smash' the tomatoes with the side of a spoon while cooking.
  5. Add the turmeric, red pepper, and black pepper, cook an additional 2 minutes, stirring frequently and being careful not to burn.
  6. Once the pressure in the instant pot is release naturally, add the peas and one cup of cooking water to onion mixture, stir to combine, adjust salt and red pepper to taste. Your peas are ready! Garnish with fresh coriander leaves, serve with basmati rice, naan, or roti. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes
  • If using canned black eyed peas, skip steps 1 & 2 AND in step 6 increase cook time to 10 minutes
  • If you desire to cook a larger batch, double the entire recipe but DO NOT double the cook time
  • Recipe adapted from Healthy Indian Vegetarian Cooking by Shubhra Ramineni
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