Pigeon peas are small, roundish-oval legumes that are either beige or yellow spotted with reddish brown. They have a nutty flavor and are popular in Indian, East African and Caribbean cooking. Find them dried, canned frozen or ground at Indian or Latin American specialty stores. They are sold as green pigeon peas or browned pigeon peas.
Fresh pigeon peas grow in a pod about3-5 inches long, each containing 4- 6 peas. The pods range in colour from dark green to purple.
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Preparation and Use
Pigeon peas are used to make peas and rice, pelau, soups, stew, and curries.