Mildly Spiced Green Pea Stew with Coconut Milk

Mildly Spiced Green Pea Stew with Coconut Milk


“Baby, it’s cold outside.” Are you looking for a hearty vegetable stew that will keep you warm through a blizzardy night? If so, this is the perfect thing for you.

My winter cravings have always been for meat and fried food and that in turn has affected my veggie intake. I racked my brains to come up with this meatless yet robust stew mixed in with some spice magic for extra warmth and to help ward off infections. Sweet potatoes, cauliflower, courgettes, kale; you can add any of these tasty options to this dish. If you really really miss meat, chicken will be a good choice and I promise to not judge you!


Legume of the day — Green Peas. I plan to prop myself up in front of my computer to watch the new season of “Grace and Frankie” with a piping hot bowl of this stew poured over steamy rice in just under 5 minutes. Oh! Did I not mention? I have to have rice with everything that has some kind of savoury sauce. Toasted buttery bread or mashed potatoes will taste amazing too.

Mildly Spiced Green Pea Stew with Coconut Milk

Serves 6
Prep time 7 minutes
Cook time 25 minutes
Total time 32 minutes
Dietary Gluten Free, Vegan
Meal type Dinner, Lunch
Misc Freezable, Serve Hot


  • 1 cup Onion (Chopped)
  • 4 cups Mushroom (Chopped)
  • 1.5 cups Potato (Chopped)
  • 1 cup Carrot (Chopped)
  • 1 cup Frozen Peas
  • 3/4 teaspoons Turmeric Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cumin Seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garam Masala
  • 1 tablespoon Paprika
  • 1 heaped tablespoon Coriander Powder
  • 3/4 cups Coconut Milk
  • 3 cups Water
  • 4 tablespoons Coconut Oil
  • 1 heaped teaspoon Sea Salt


Add cumin seeds to hot oil followed by all the spices except garam masala and saute for a few seconds just until the spices become aromatic. Do this on medium-low heat as the spices can burn easily.
Throw in the onions and fry them for 4 minutes on medium-high heat.
Add in the vegetables and give them a good mix.
Pour water and coconut milk in and cover and cook on medium-low for 20-25 minutes or until the potatoes are done.
Season to taste and finish off by stirring in the garam masala.

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