Pasta with Spicy Pea Sauce
Pasta coated with a savory Indian spiced pea sauce.
yellow split peas
red pepper flakes
salt and black pepper
dry, or 3/4 pound fresh
Place the peas in a large pan. Cover with cold water.
Bring to the boil and boil, uncovered for 25 minutes. Drain.
Heat oil in a pan.
Add onion and garlic and cook over a medium heat for 10 minutes.
Add the spices, stirring for 2 minutes.
Add the well drained peas, lemon juice and rind.
Stir to combine and cook over a low heat for 8 to 10 minutes.
Season with salt and black pepper to taste.
Cook the pasta in a large quantity of boiling water until just tender. Reserve 1 cup of pasta water.
If the pea sauce seems too dry, add some pasta water to desired consistency, and mix well.
Drain the pasta and place on a large serving plate.
Pour sauce over the pasta and garnish with the coriander leaves.