I promised, I will be creating some popular and off -the -beaten- track recipes, before the winter winds up. 😉 Today it is the latter option.
Here I am with a uniquely rustic recipe of creating something lip -smacking with pea shell /skin. The best part of this recipe is the lack of any over -powering spices.
I wanted to make this dish before the fresh sweet green peas vanish from the market. The only tedious part of this recipe is – skinning and needs to be done at leisure with a bit of patience 😉 I lack the leisure time 😛 So I did it while watching a Bruce Willis movie (Psst…….I don’t like him).
For the recipe, one needs the fresh peas the season offers, because only the fresh pea shell will snap neatly into two or three parts. String the outer edges of the shell and skin out the inner membrane.
It is easy to do, just laborious 😉 Hold the one end of the shell and gently peel away the membrane.
Here’s how it looks after skinning……
Once it skinned, rest will take just a few minutes 😉
Here’s what I did………..
Makes for 2 persons
1 cup – skinned pea shells
1 nos – small onion
1 nos – green chili
1/4 tsp – tumeric powder
1/4 tsp – coriander powder
1 tsp – oil
pinch of red chili powder
pinch of asafoetida
pinch of cumin seeds
salt to taste
Rinse the shells thoroughly. One may chop them at this juncture. I didn’t.
Roughly chop the onion and green chili.
Heat oil in a pan and temper with asafoetida and cumin seeds. Add the chopped onion and fry till translucent. Add the pea shells and the dry spices. Season with salt. Lower the flame, cover and cook for 3 -4 mins. The shells will be tender by then. If not, cover and cook another min. Increase the flame and toss for a min.
Serve hot with rice and cooked lentil or chapatis.
Happy cooking !! 🙂
Cheers !! 😀
What a labor of love Andy! My nani used to make it. Love it.
This recipe is from Maa’s best friend. Though the lady doesn’t know of the recipe passing, because she suffers from Alzheimer’s
Never tasted this, looks delicious Andy
thank you Vidya 🙂
Hooray, I have got pea pods in the fridge! This recipe is another easy and delicious one! You inspire me!
thank you Lia. Keep me posted 😉
I seriously love all your recipes…
Thank you and you are a sweetheart 🙂 I love your comments.
What a fabulous idea, Anindita! And to think I just chuck loads of the peels out (into a compost pit, but still…. )
thank you 🙂 Next time give it a go 😉
Now I will be hungry the whole day 😀 Have a good week, Andy!
thank you Paula 🙂 Wish you the same
Sounds interesting and delicious. ..
thank you 🙂
Matar ke Chilke ki sabzi??? Matar ke chilke of all. I mean they are so hard. I would never have even dreamt that they could be mellowed into something so deliciously edible. Andy!! You are a genius 🙂
he he he…….thank you 😉
Never thought of using peels in sabzi- sounds delicious Andy…:)
thank you Chitra 🙂
This sounds quite interesting?
🙂 thank you
I never knew this!! Totally going to try this 😀
go ahead 😉 keep me posted 😀