Beetroot - Black eyed peas Sidedish

Beetroot – Black eyed peas Sidedish

Beetroot - Black eyed peas Sidedish
Beetroot – Black eyed peas Sidedish

While growing up, we ate lot of dried beans. Of late, beans have become side lined in my kitchen. I am trying my best to bring them back to table. One of my favorite legume was black eyed peas – we called them alsande. I loved dishes like alsande randayi, padwale randayi etc that my aayi made. I make these very often now. Recently I started experimenting with alsande, combining it with other vegetables to make new dishes. One such dish is this beetroot – black eyed beans sidedish. We liked this so much that it has become very regular now.

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Beetroot - Black eyed peas Sidedish

A very easy delicious and healthy dish with beetroot and black eyed peas
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 4 -5


  • 2 cup beetroot pieces use thick stems and leaves also
  • 1 cup black eyed peas alsande
  • 4-5 curry leaves
  • 1 tea spn mustard seeds
  • 3-4 green chillies
  • 2 tea spns chopped garlic optional
  • 1/2 tea spn cumin powder
  • 1/2 tea spn coriander powder
  • A pinch turmeric
  • Oil
  • 1 tbl spn fresh/frozen coconut
  • Salt


  • Heat a little oil and add mustard seeds (I directly make this dish in my pressure cooker).
  • When they start popping, add curry leaves, green chillies, garlic.
  • Now add chopped beetroot, black eyed peas, cumin powder, coriander powder, turmeric, salt.
  • Add 1 cup water and cook for about 3 whistles.
  • Serve garnished with coconut.


11 thoughts on “Beetroot – Black eyed peas Sidedish”

  1. Shilpa,
    This looks so delicious! I am doing a pantry/fridge clean out and found a packet of black eyed peas in the freezer and a mass of beetroot. This recipe is just perfect. This is going to be my lunch all this week. Thanks so much for posting!

  2. Hi, thanks for the post. It’s an interesting nutritious combination. Do we need to soak the beans before using or use them directly?

  3. Hi Shilpa,
    Am following your recipes of late. Wow I just love them. Mostly cos they are prepared with the daily used ingredients but in an extraordinary way. Nutrition preserved.

    Thanks dear. Kp up the good work…..


  4. Tasty combination. But cooking peas with beetroot, i guess its quite risky to cook them both together. More chance to loose its shape.

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