Green peas is one of the most prized and liked ingredients by most of us. It combines well into making of any exotic and delectable dish. Botanically, pea plant is an herbaceous vine belonging to the Fabaceae family of the genus, Pisum, scientific name: pisum sativum. They are commonly known as green peas, peas, English peas, sweet peas, garden peas, mutter, pachai pattani etc. Fresh green peas are simply tasty and one of the leguminous vegetable.
The cute little green small balls are starchy, sweet to taste and are one of the ancient cultivated vegetables grown for their succulent nutritious green-pods. They probably originated in the sub-Himalayan plains of north-west India.
The taste of fresh green peas is sweet and looks pleasing when added to dishes. It also gives a nice sweet and nutty taste to the dish. Including green peas in your daily meal is an excellent idea. They are one of the most nutritious leguminous vegetable rich in minerals, vitamins and anti-oxidants.
They are rich source of vitamin A, K and definitely low in calories. Inclusion of fresh green peas into any dish is a choice for all including the children as it tastes sweet when it is fresh. Green peas can be added to just anything right from the soup, curries, stir fries, fried rice or cooked with any vegetable.
In India, fresh green peas are used in various dishes to enhance the taste and give a nice creamy and sweet taste when eaten. Fresh green peas are wonderful sweet little vegetable and can be added to a variety of dishes to make some fantastic recipes like Peas Masala, Green Peas Kochuri, Peas pulao, Mutter Paneer masala etc.
Below listed are some of my favourite recipes with Green peas:
Green Peas Poori Crispy puris stuffed with green peas are superbly flavoured and simply divine. You will enjoy these puris with Aloo ki Subji. Puris have always been considered a treat for all occasions including the worship of family deities.
Aloo gobhi mutter This is a simple, wholesome dish that is perfect when served with hot Chapatis (Indian flat bread) or Parathas (pan fried Indian flat bread). It makes for a quick and easy meal on those days when you can't be bothered spending hours in the kitchen.
Mattar Paneer in Yellow Curry Mattar Paneer in Yellow curry is popularly known as Mattar Paneer Korma which is an awesome and mouth-watering dish made with peas and cottage cheese cooked in mildly spiced creamy nut gravy. The gravy is one of the most aromatic and luscious spicy, tangy and rich sauce influenced from the Mughlai cuisine.
Kaju Matar Usal - Cashew nuts cooked with Green Peas Kaju Matar Usal - Cashew nuts cooked with Green Peas in Maharashtra cuisine.
Vegetarian Keema Matar- Soya Keema The keema with the peas can be a good combination and also it a good variation for vegetrian who likes keema and also it is used for making stuffed paranthas and naans; for stuffing aloo tikkis. A super delicious and easy recipe!
Green Peas and Saag Masala Curry A popular north Indian dish made with green peas cooked in creamy, silky saag (leaf-based) masala curry.
Green Peas Paratha Green Peas paratha is a very delicious, healthy and filling breakfast. It can be served with pickles or curd.
Hara Bhara Kabab The crispy hara bhara kabab is a vegetarian kabab is full of aromatic spices, made from spinach, green peas and potatoes it is nutritious snack, great with any chutney or sauce.
Mushrooms Peas and Spring Onion Curry Try this easy Mushroom with Peas And Spring Onions recipe and make delicious recipe its healthier and tasty dish which goes well with chapati or rice.
Cabbage Peas Curry An excellent and mildly spiced dish combined with cabbage and peas cooked together with mild spices.
Keema Matar Keema/ Kheema/ Qeema Matar: Mince meat of lamb cooked with peas, you can substitute it with chicken, turkey, beef. Keema matar is delicious meat recipe made with mince meat cooked with green pea.
Paneer Matar Masala Mattar Paneer is a delicious slightly sweet and spicy North Indian saucy dish consisting of Paneer (Indian cottage cheese) and peas. This North Indian curry made with mutter (peas) and paneer (cottage cheese) is probably the craved for dish and available in most restaurants.
Green peas can be cooked with rice or as starter or side dish. This can be eaten with rice, roti, chapatti, phulkas or naan.
Do try these recipes and delight your palate with different variations of green peas or matar recipes.
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