1In 3-quart saucepan, heat water and peas to boiling. Boil uncovered 2 minutes; reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer about 25 minutes or until peas are tender but not mushy; drain.
2In 10-inch skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat. Cook gingerroot, salt, turmeric, cumin and onion in butter about 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until onion is tender. Stir in peas until evenly coated.