Black Eyed Peas Curry for New Year’s day


I was looking for ideas on what to cook on New Year’s Day and when I saw this article about how in the South of America, people eat black-eyed peas and greens to bring them good luck.   Please do read this article  as it explains the symbolism of eating black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day.    I suppose it is a lot similar to Indians cooking green beans called mung beans on the Hindu New Year’s day to bring them luck.  I decided to make the Black eyed beans curry  on New Year’s day with the  hope that it bring me luck too!!

I served the curry with plain chapatis, zafrani rice, onion and tomato salad,   coriander and green chilies chutney and fiery tomato chutney as well as plain lassi.   This was a simple but enjoyable meal which we really enjoyed as a family.  We did not have dessert as we are all trying to be good after eating so many chocolates during the Christmas holidays.  Now that the holidays are over and my children have gone back, the house feels quiet and it’s difficult to get back to routine.  It’s been a fantastic couple of weeks when the kids were home but all good things must come to an end.   Here’s looking forward to the New Year.


Do check out the links to my recipes and  share your traditional New Year’s recipes with me.

Today’s Quote: “Learn how to cook–try new recipes, learn from your mistakes, be fearless, and above all have fun!”  Julia Child, My Life in France