Unshelled Pea Masala

Highlights:

High Fiber, high folate meal accompaniment good for Pregnant women and lactating mothers. Also good for children.

Special Tips:

  • Peas are high in K, dietary fibre, vit. C, B-complex, Folate.
  • They are also good for its various health benefits such as anti-aging properties, healthy bones and improved hemoglobin levels.
  • However, being a high fat recipe , it cannot be consumed by hyperlepidemics or diabetics.

Prep time : 10 min                  Cook time : 30 min

Ingredients:       Serves 2-3                                                                                           Nutritive values

  • Unshelled peas ½ kg -500 gms (fresh, seasonal)
  • Oil- 2 table spoon
  • Tomato- 30 gms
  • Turmeric powder – ½ teaspoon
  • Red Chilli powder – ½ teaspoon (optional)
  • Garam masala- 1 teaspoon (Hot Indian Spices)
  • Corriander Powder- 1 teaspoon
  • Salt-to taste
  • Cumin seeds whole-1 teaspoon

Method:

  1. Take ½ kg fresh green peas (seasonal) and wash them under running water.
  2. Grind tomato in a grinder
  3. Take a medium sized pan, put 2 tablespoon oil and let it heat for 10 – 15 seconds.
  4. Add cumin seeds to the hot oil and then add other dry spices to it
  5. Stir it for a minute and then add ground tomato. Add salt to taste.
  6. Cook for 5 mins and then add the fresh cleaned whole peas. Saute’ for 2 minutes,
  7. Now add 50 ml of water, let it cook on low flame for ½ an hour.
  8. Serve hot as a snack or with meals as a side dish.
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