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Pasta with Spicy Pea Sauce

Pasta with Spicy Pea Sauce

Pasta coated with a savory Indian spiced pea sauce.













Low in Saturated Fat, Low Cholesterol, Cholesterol-Free, Trans-fat Free, High Fiber, Very low in sodium, Low Sodium


1 cup yellow split peas
½ tablespoon olive oil
1 each onions
1 clove garlic
teaspoon red pepper flakes
¼ teaspoon turmeric
¼ teaspoon coriander
½ teaspoon allspice
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 x salt and black pepper
to taste
½ pound pasta, fettuccine
dry, or 3/4 pound fresh
1 x cilantro
for garnish


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.

Serve immediately.


* not incl. in nutrient facts


over 6 years

Not sure what was the best way to shoot this dish, because the sauce itself wasn't the best looking sauce, that's for sure.

But the flavor was actually right on, the pea sauce was cooked with all these spices that recipe called for and it turned out delicious. It also gave the creamy texture but without any cream or milk, which reduced the fat in a big way.

Simply tossed it with our homemade pasta, topped with some cilantro and served it with a dollap of plain yogurt. We certainly enjoyed it.

A tasty yet healthy week-night meal!

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 288g (10.2 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 8117% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 25mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 51g 51%
Dietary Fiber 30g 120%
Sugars g
Protein 80g
Vitamin A 4% Vitamin C 25%
Calcium 10% Iron 47%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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