Pea Curry or Spicey Pea Stew

Vegan Gluten-Free: Pea Curry or Spicy Pea Stew

The Pea Stew is a very popular vegetable stew in Hungary. I like it if it is as spicy as the Pea Curry. Traditional Hungarian kitchen meets Indian kitchen in this recipe.

Pea Curry or Spicey Pea Stew

Pea Curry or Spicy Pea Stew

Vegan Gluten-Free:: My version of the Pea Curry is a spicy Pea Stew.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Hungarian, Indian
Keyword: cheap, easy, spicy, spring, summer
Servings: 4 people
Author: Myreille


  • 300 grams greem peas (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 parsnip
  • 1 tomato diced
  • 1 teaspoon Hungarian paprika powder (sweet)
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika powder
  • ½ teaspoon Madras curry powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground coriander seeds
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • pinch of crushed chilli or fresh jalapeno
  • ½ cup coconut milk (or double cream)
  • salt
  • sunflower (or canola) oil


  • In the food processor grate the carrot and the parnsnip.
  • In a large skillet heat 1 tablespoon oil and add the onion, the carrot and the parsnip. Stir and fry it 3-4 minutes.
  • Add the green peas and pour water in the skillet to cover peas.
  • Add the salt, the sweet and smoked paprika powder, the Madras curry powder, the ground ginger, the crushed chili and the tomato.
  • Stir it and cook slowly unitl the peas are completely cooked.
  • Add the coconut milk and the crushed garlic. Boil it.


Cooked rice is the pea curry’s side dish. Garnish with fresh coriander and green pea sprouts.