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Greek Sweet Peas and Potatoes

Greek peas and potato recipe made with fresh sweet peas. Arakas is classic Greek dish from the mediterranean cuisine and now that peas are in the season you can make it from scratch with this very easy recipe.
5 from 1 vote
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: greek
Keyword: 30 minutes, greek sweet peas and potatoes, potato
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 210kcal
Author: Rekha Kakkar


  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 large Onion diced
  • 1 tablespoon garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 large potato lcut into chunks
  • 1 large carrot
  • 1 cup peas
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley chopped
  • ¼ cup fresh dill chopped
  • ½ cup water
  • 50 grams Feta


  • Heat the olive oil in a big saucepan over medium heat.
  • Cook for a few minutes after adding the onion.
  • Stir in the garlic fand saute.
  • Add tomato paste and cook for 3-4 minutes.
  • Add salt and pepper.After that, mix in the potatoes and carrots and coat with spices and tomato paste.
  • Cover with lid and cook for 7-8 minutes.
  • Add in shelled peas, water, dill and parsley mix everything uniformly and cover with lid.
  • Cook for 4-5 minutes till sweet peas are tender.
  • Stir once in a while.
  • Finish with some Dill and crumbled Feta and enjoy with crusty bread.



  • Use top quality extra virgin olive oil, which will enhance the flavour.
  • Do not add too much water. Water should be enough to cook the veggies and not too much. In the end peas and potatoes should be coated in the oily sauce, that shouldn’t be watery.
  • All the vegetables to cook slow to medium heat.


Calories: 210kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 774mg | Potassium: 292mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 3944IU | Vitamin C: 27mg | Calcium: 103mg | Iron: 1mg