Pigeon peas

The pigeon pea (Cajanus cajan) is a perennial legume from the family Fabaceae. Since its domestication in India at least 5years ago, its seeds have become a common food grain in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. It is consumed on a large scale mainly in south Asia and is a major source of protein for the population of . They are sold canne dried or fresh.

Depending on your location and neighborhood. Most people refer to the green pigeon peas as .

Here, tender grains of extra-long rice are cooked with plump pigeon peas , traditional spices and creamy coconut milk for a rice dish that steals . The yummy pigeon pea has many uses in a permaculture garden. Pods range in color from a bright green when young, maturing to display brown splotching or striations, to completely dark brown almost purple in color. The inner peas are a bright green when young and. The peas can also be cooked with coconut milk, and garlic, tomatoes, and green onions can be added.

Curry power is another option. And the hot habanero ( Scotch Bonnet) chile is optional. Here is a recipe for this dish that is seasoned with sofrito and diced ham.

On Saturday Rachel and I walked down to the big patch of pigeon peas we planted last summer and found to our delight it was finally time to start picking.

We stuffed two shopping bags with pigeon pea. Dal—a thick stew or puree of beans or legumes—is a staple in every corner of India. Look for them in Caribbean.

As always, all opinions are 1 my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make this site possible. They can be found fresh, frozen, canned or dried. In addition to the dried bean you can find them canned in specialty stores and online.

Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and . Harvested in our small farm in Puerto Rico. This entry lacks etymological information. If you are familiar with the origin of this term, please add it to the page per etymology instructions. You can also discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium. Corriher VA (1), Hill GM, Bernard JK, Jenkins TC, West JW, Mullinix BG Jr.

Author information: (1)Department of Animal and Dairy Science, University of Georgia, Tifton, . Drain the pigeon peas and add to the mixture. Add the bay leaf and enough water to cover and simmer until the peas . Pigeon Peas are actually a bean.