Guandúl – Pigeon Peas

Guandules (Gandúl, Pigeon Peas, Congo pea and Angola pea) are cultivated all over the world. They are believed to have originated in India. They grow in a bush and not a vine like beans and are really easy to grow.

Pigeon peas are used in the same manner as beans. They are available in most Latin American food stores. To prepare follow recipe for black beans.

I am not crazy about Guandules, but will eat the Guandules con coco if they are made well. It is eaten all the time in the Dominican Republic in rotation with beans and lentils.

Guandules, pigeon peas