This week I am sharing a very Interesting and delicious recipe with Green Peas.My boy was here from the camp for the weekend and asked for a dish with green peas. So I made this interesting Green peas Raita that can be a meal in itself. I am in love with is dish that can be prepared in a jiffy.
Green peas are not vegetables. They are part of the legume family, which consists of plants that produce pods with seeds inside. Lentils, chickpeas, beans and peanuts are also legumes. You can find frozen ,fresh and canned varieties. Green peas are fairly low in calories and contain several vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. They’re also high in fiber and protein. (Source :Google)
This week’s theme was suggested by my co -blogger Mayuri Patel who blogs at https://mayuris-jikoni.com/ . She is an excellent baker. Check out her blog for amazing baking and Gujarati recipes.I love her blog and i have a lot of recipes to try from Gujarati Khana section.
My humble contribution for 211 th #Foodiemonday #Bloghop theme #NaturallyColourful is this Green Peas Raita. This raita is healthy and absolutely lip smacking.You can just have it as a meal in itself.
Recipe for Green Peas Raita / Matar ka Raita:
- 2 Cups Frozen Green Peas
- 1 Cup freshly grated Coconut
- 5 Green Chillis
- 1 Tsp Jeera / Cumin Seeds
- 2 Tbsp Yogurt
- 1 Cup finely chopped fresh Coriander
- Salt to taste
- 3/4 Tsp Jeera
- 1/4 Tsp Mustard seeds / Rai
- 1/2 Tsp Split Urad dal
- 1/4 Tsp Oil
Defrost the frozen green peas. Add the peas to boiling water and keep it on medium flame for about 10 mins. Switch off the flame .Drain the green peas and allow it to cool completely.
Take a blender Jar. Add freshly grated coconut,1/2 Tsp Jeera, finely chopped coriander ,drained and cooled green peas and green chillies. Grind to make a fine paste. Transfer this mixture to a wide bowl.
Add salt and yogurt and mix well. You will get a nice green colour mixture. Heat a small pan. Add oil . Once the oil is hot throw in the balance jeera , mustard and split urad dal. Once the mustard splutters switch off the flame.
Garnish this tadka over the green mixture.
Serve with Piping hot Rice and Papad.