Green peas (Pachai Pattani in Tamil, Mutter in Hindi) is available in plenty during winter season. Though frozen peas and dried peas are available throughout the year, fresh peas taste better than frozen peas/dried peas. Unlike frozen peas or dried peas, it does not need defrosting or soaking. Any dish prepared with fresh green peas, either solo or in combination will be liked by all.
Every winter season I buy this fresh green peas in plenty to prepare Fresh Green Peas Spread. We like the flavor of this spread very much as I use very limited spices in this spread. I keep this spread in fridge for 4 to 5 days for further use.
Fresh Green Peas Spread can be
- used to stuff chappati or bread or poori.
- used as a spread on chappati or bread or dosa.
- relished as a side dish for rice or chappati or dosa or poori.
- used to prepare cutlets by adding boiled potatoes or any other veggie with this.
- used as a stuffing
- to make samosa by adding some boiled beans, carrot and potato.
- to make kara kozhukattai (dumplings) by adding some boiled beans, carrot and potato.
- Shelled fresh green peas – 3 cups
- Green chili – 7 to 8 no
- Garlic cloves – 8 to 10 no
- Turmeric powder – ⅛ tea spoon
- Coriander leaves – few strings
- Lemon juice – few drops
- Salt – as per taste
- Oil – 2 table spoon
- Peel garlic cloves and cut into pieces; wash and boil green peas and cool it.
- In a mixer put coriander leaves, salt, green chilli, turmeric, garlic and grind to a paste; then add boiled peas and grind it partially.
- Heat a pan with oil, add ground peas; add little water and mix well; adding limited water helps to cook other spices like garlic, green chilli and turmeric; no need to add more oil.
- Cook in low flame till the mixture is thick and leaves the side of the pan; add few lemon drops, mix and remove immediately.
- Cool and keep it in fridge for further use.
- This can also be prepared with frozen green peas.