Food With Peas

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Whether you’re vegetarian, vegan, or simply have a penchant for healthy foods. Food With Peas is here to help you find new recipes and try exciting ingredients.

Food With Peas

Matar Recipes- Honestly, the best time to relish fresh green peas is winters. Though it is easily available round the year, there is nothing like spending those nippy evenings with a cup of hot chai and a plate of fried matar. Peas have long been a part of our culinary repertoire, from roasted versions to gravy dishes across different states. Peas are versatile and easy to cook with. Add to a range of dishes, stir them into flavourful pulaos or biryanis, or simply experiment with them while making pakoras, chaat, kebabs, soups et al.

If you are a lover of Indian food or one of those who just can’t bear the monotony of daily meals, we present you this regular ingredient in exciting avatars. Head this way and explore green peas like never before. Every recipe is a culinary gem that requires no elaborate prepping or long hours in the kitchen.

Here are our best Matar (peas) recipes that you can try at home. Follow these easy steps and plate these delicacies in style.



1. Matar Pulao

Nothing gets better than this simple rice preparation laced with chunky green peas and masalas. The perfect rice dish as an accompaniment for lunch.

Matar pulaoPeas and spices jazz up plain rice to make a delicious pulao​



2. Matar Paratha
 

One of the classic delicacies of all time. The matar stuffed paratha goes well with white butter, green chutney or even some pickle. Piping hot parathas are the classic Indian dish to relish for brunch, lunch and dinner.

Matar paranthaMatar Parantha is packed with flavourful spices and healthy green balls.


3.Matar Pattice
 

A perfect evening snack that is crunchy and flavoursome, matar pattice are crispy, fried tikkis that is stuffed with a variety of ingredients like potatoes, coconut along with dry fruits such as cashew nut and raisins with spices and chillies.

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Relish these matar pattice with a cup of hot tea.


4. Matar Paneer

Cottage cheese and peas are teamed in a tangy tomato gravy, Matar Paneer is a classic lunch dish to prepare at home. Easy, quick and flavourful, you can pair this matar recipe with steamed rice or chapatis.

Matar paneer Matar Paneer is a quintessential vegetarian lunch or dinner option.


5. Sookhe Matar

A perfect in-between-meals snack, turn to these when hunger strikes. Packed with flavours of spices like mango powder, asafoetida ad coriander powder. A healthy and nutritious snack to binge on that can be prepared easily and quickly.

Sookhe matarSookhe Matar are a heaven for matar lovers!


6. Gajar Matar

A classic delicacy that will never go out of style. Gajar matar is best prepared in the peak winter season with fresh carrots and peas. A delicious side dish that you can prepare and pack for lunch meals along with chapati.

EASY DELICIOUS IDEAS

Nutritionally, there’s not much difference between frozen and fresh peas, this make frozen peas a convenient healthy alternative when fresh peas are not in season.

1. CREAMY PEA SOUP

This pea soup with frozen peas and potatoes is thick, comforting, vegan, and it will be on the table in less than 20 minutes. It’s also full of nutrients and toddler-approved.

Close-up of a bowl full of creamy pea soup, another delicious easy pea recipe.

2. PEAS AND CARROTS

It’s so easy to turn frozen peas and carrots into a classic delicious side dish loved by everyone. It’s vegan, versatile, yummy and perfect as a quick meal, too.

Top view of a white serving dish full of peas and carrots, a classic pea recipe.

3. PASTA WITH PEAS

This Italian pasta with peas is one of my favorite pea recipes! It’s a simple one-pot dinner recipe that uses minimal ingredients and makes a perfect weeknight meal ready in 15 minutes .

Top view of a white bowl with pasta and peas.

4. CROSTINI WITH PEAS AND RICOTTA

These crispy crostini with ricotta and peas make a delicious canapé full of fresh flavor and with a lovely texture. The perfect vegetarian appetizer or snack ready in minutes!

Close-up of some crostini topped with peas over a wooden board.

5. PEA PUREE

Pea puree is loved for the vibrant splash of colour it adds to a plate and makes one of the best green pea side dish recipes. The sweet flavour pairs so well with almost any protein!

Top view of a bright green pea puree, one of these easy pea recipes.
Found on Recipe Tin Eats

6. PEA SALAD WITH BACON

How to make frozen peas taste better? This pea salad with bacon recipe with the most delicious chipotle dressing is packed with flavor with a fun twist on this southern American classic.

Top view of a pea salad with bacon over a white background.
Found on Salt & Lavander

7. MASHED PEAS ON BREAKFAST TOAST

What pair well with peas? Poached eggs for sure! This mashed peas with a hint of feta cheese is irresistible on toast with a soft runny egg.

10 Things to Do with Frozen Peas

From pesto and soup to couscous and mashed potatoes, here are 10 ways to use frozen peas

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1. Peas and Mint Pesto

In a food processor, combine a bag of thawed frozen peas, a handful each of mint leaves and grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, a garlic clove or two, and generous grindings of black pepper. With the machine on, add olive oil through the feed tube until the pesto is smooth, combined and thickened to the desired consistency. Thin with lemon juice, if needed. (Try this as a crostini spread topped with ricotta and chopped fresh herbs or fried prosciutto.)

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2. Mutter Paneer (Indian-Style Peas and Cheese)

Fry cubes of paneer (or firm tofu) in vegetable oil until browned; drain on paper towels. In a large pot, sauté a generous pinch of cumin seed and a palmful of garam masala or curry powder until fragrant, then add a chopped onion and cook until the onion is softened and infused with the spices. Add a can of chopped tomatoes, 2 to 3 canfuls of water and bring to a simmer. Add the paneer back to the pot, simmer for a few minutes, then add a bag of frozen peas. Cook until thickened and heated through, at least 15 minutes. Serve over rice and sprinkle with chopped cilantro.

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3. Buttered Peas and Lettuce

Line a dutch oven with lettuce leaves, top with a layer of frozen peas no more than an inch deep and sprinkle with a generous pinch of sugar, season with salt and pepper and dot with butter; repeat with more layers of lettuce and seasoned peas, ending with a layer of lettuce. Cook over low heat until the peas are heated through and the lettuce is wilted, adding water to the pan as needed. Stir together before serving, seasoning with more salt, pepper, and butter to taste.

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4. Orecchiette with Bacon, Peas and Herbs

Cook orecchiette until al dente; drain, reserving a cupful of cooking water. Cook bacon in a large skillet; drain and crumble the bacon, reserving a few spoonfuls of fat in the pan. Add a handful of chopped onion to the skillet and cook until softened, then add a cupful of frozen peas and cook until heated through. Stir in the pasta, then sprinkle with the crumbled bacon, a few handfuls each of grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and chopped leafy herbs, such as parsley and chives. Stir to combine, adding some reserved pasta cooking water to loosen, as needed.

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5. Peas and Parsley Salad

Combine frozen peas with a splash or two of water in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave until heated through. Stir in diced tomatoes, a thinly sliced scallion, a generous handful of chopped parsley, and season with olive oil, lemon juice or white wine vinegar, salt and pepper to taste.

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6. Couscous with Peas, Lemon, and Tarragon

Soften a few tablespoons of butter in the microwave, then stir in some lemon juice, grated lemon zest, and chopped tarragon, and season with salt and pepper. Prepare couscous according to package directions, adding a cupful of frozen peas. Before fluffing the couscous and peas, add the seasoned butter, then fluff with a fork to combine. Cover and let sit a few minutes more.

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7. Mashed Potatoes and Peas

Combine equal parts mashed potatoes and peas; season with olive oil, salt, and coarsely ground fresh black pepper.

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8. Herbed Pea Soup

Melt a knob of butter in a saucepan, then add a chopped onion and cook until softened. Add a bag of frozen peas and enough chicken broth to cover by about 1/2 inch. Bring to a boil and cook until slightly reduced. Use an immersion blender to puree the soup. Add a generous handful of finely chopped leafy herbs, such as dill or chives, and finish with a splash of heavy cream or a generous spoonful of sour cream.

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9. White Wine-Spiked Peas

Saute thinly sliced scallion whites in butter, then stir in frozen peas and deglaze with white wine, using just enough so that the peas are steamed through. Turn off the heat, then stir in a generous pat of butter and season generously with freshly ground black pepper.

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10. Portuguese-Style Peas with Chorizo and Eggs

Heat a few tablespoons of olive oil in a dutch oven, then add a chopped onion and a few minced garlic cloves and cook until the onion is softened. Add a thinly sliced cured chorizo sausage and cook until heated through and the onions are tinted orange. Add a can of chopped tomatoes and a generous pinch of smoked paprika; bring to a boil and then simmer for 10 minutes. Add a bag of frozen peas and cook until the peas are heated through. Bring the stew back to a simmer, then use a spoon to carve 4 to 6 wells on the surface. Crack an egg into each well, then cover and cook until the egg whites are set. Serve with crusty bread.

(Credit: All, Yossy Arefi)

Economy-size bags of frozen peas are the station wagons of the frozen vegetable aisle: They’re dependable and efficient, in that they’re always ready to go when your pantry-pulled supper needs something green, and they’re done cooking in 2 to 3 minutes, tops. Here are 10 recipes that will leave you asking for “more peas, please!”

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