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Slow Cooker Vegan Black Eyed Peas Recipe

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This budget-friendly Slow Cooker Vegan Black Eyed Peas Recipe is a game-changer if you're looking for a hassle-free easy and healthy recipe. Super simple to pull off, family-friendly and brimming with Desi~licious flavours. It's the perfect pick to feed a crowd using humble pantry ingredients. Vegan, gluten-free and only 15 minutes of prep time required.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time7 hrs
Total Time7 hrs 15 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine Desi, ethnic, Indian, pakistani, South Asian
Servings: 6 people
vegan black eyed peas recipe stuffed in a sweet potato with colourful vegetables in a bowl


  • 2 cups black-eyed peas dry, uncooked, soaked overnight
  • 6 cups water
  • 2 bay leaves
  • tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 3 tsp garlic fresh, crushed
  • 1 onion large, medium sliced
  • 2 tsp curry powder
  • 2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp red chilli
  • 1 black cardamon seeds, crushed
  • 1 cup tomato sauce thick consistency, couli-style
  • 1 cup cilantro fresh, chopped
  • 1 lemon fresh, juice


In the slow cooker

  • Rinse black-eyed peas well and add to slow cooker, along with water. Turn on the slow cooker and set on high

Tarka (Curry Sauce)

  • In a medium pan, add olive oil, cumin seeds and bay leaves. Fry on medium heat until lightly brown. They should release their scent. Be careful not to burn the seeds and leaves
  • Add garlic and onion and fry until golden brown
  • Stir in all the dry spices and salt and let sizzle for a few seconds
  • Add the tomato sauce and mix well for 1 minute
  • Pour the tomato-spice mixture into the slow cooker and stir well
  • Cover and cook on high for 7 hours
  • Serve by garnishing with fresh cilantro and lemon juice


  • You want to ideally soak the black eyed peas overnight
  • Use a thick couli-style tomato sauce to achieve that beautiful consistency
  • Keep your salt intake in check by using more lemon juice and cilantro
  • You can freeze this recipe. Simpy cool, transfer to an airtight container and freeze for up to one month
  • Use fresh ingredients to pack in heaps of flavour
Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Vegan Black Eyed Peas Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 241 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 824mg34%
Potassium 858mg25%
Carbohydrates 41g14%
Fiber 8g32%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 15g30%
Vitamin A 549IU11%
Vitamin C 17mg21%
Calcium 100mg10%
Iron 6mg33%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Please note the nutritional analysis values are estimates and suggestions. This nutrition facts table does not know your life - your body, including your hunger and satiety cues, change daily. It's okay to eat more or less. Say no to food guilt and instead embrace mindful eating.