SUGAR SNAP PEAS PORIYAL




SUGAR SNAP PEAS PORIYAL
I bought a packet of sugar snap peas recently though I didn’t know how to cook them. We tried it in pastas…nah…it was too sweet for our taste, soups…still the same :( After all these experimentations, I still had some more left. I wanted to finish them off somehow, so I thought of making a poriyal of them maybe just like a cluster beans poriyal. I made it a little bit spicier and added some dried mint leaves to it since I didn’t have any fresh herbs at hand and actually this poriyal did taste very good with the mint flavor. I think I’ll be making sugar snap peas poriyal very often from now on…

I prepared this as a side dish with rotis and rice. This goes very well with rasam or curd rice. Our weekend lunch that day was rotis, dum aloo, sugar snap peas poriyal, onion raita, and brown rice.

INGREDIENTS:
1. Sugar snap peas, chopped finely, 1 cup.
2. Onion, medium-sized, 1.
3. Chili powder, 1 teaspoon.
4. Coriander powder, 1 teaspoon.
5. Ginger-garlic paste, 1/2 teaspoon.
6. Dried mint leaves, 1 teaspoon.
7. Mustard seeds, ¼ teaspoon.
8. Ural dhal, ½ teaspoon.
9. Salt as per taste.

PREPARATION:
Wash the sugar snap peas well. Cut off the pointed ends and chop them into small pieces. Dice the onion finely. Heat some oil in a pan and when the oil turns hot, add the mustard seeds and let it splutter. Then add the urad dhal and fry it for a few seconds until it turns golden brown. Add the diced onion and sauté for a few minutes until the onion turns soft. Then add the sugar snap peas, garlic paste, chili powder, coriander powder, mint leaves, and salt and mix everything well. Cook closed under low flame for 5-10 minutes until the peas are cooked. Serve hot with rice or rotis.

27 comments:

Pooja said...

Yummy curry Gita..Never used this peas..A frend told me that they taste sweet..will try this version...

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

it looks wonderful..this peas are new to me...

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

lovely.... i used to make this snap peas with potato combo...

Jeena said...

Looks so tasty Gita. :-)

Vrinda said...

i am not familiar with these peas..looks great,thanx for sharing..

Parita said...

Poriyal looks tasty and delicious :)

Priya said...

Wat a brilliant idea of making out poriyal with sugar snap peas...look delicious..

Cham said...

Poriyal is simply awesome idea!

Pooja said...

Love sugar snap peas. The poriyal looks delicious :)

n33ma said...

This looks and sounds very interesting1

Kalyani said...

it looks interesting & healthy one .........

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Not heard abt this sugar snap peas,looks lovely!

Laavanya said...

I've only used it in stir-fries so far.. poriyal sounds like a nice alternative.

Nath said...

I always get a new recipe (from India) in your blog that I have never knew before.. It was great!
Thx for sharing ^^

Prathibha said...

When those sugar snaps were available for me i did not know wat to do with it..and now i wont even get it..hmmm..looks yummy..

Renuka said...

looksyummy..i havnt tried sugarsnap peas..

Ammu said...

Looks delicious. Yummy tooooo..

Yasmeen said...

I love them in salads,the poriyal sounds delish:)

AnuSriram said...

Looks lovely! Yummy spread!

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Gita, the poriyal looks very yummy and with chappathi I will finish of the entire bowl!!! So there seems to be like a great lunch there!!!

Superchef said...

looks very delicious!!

Varsha Vipins said...

Poriyal is best for everything na..hehe..our good ole dish..:)..Its a task to clean them..:P..
n deat..Tip for shifting..:start packing from now on..:D:D

Astra Libris said...

Such a beautiful dish!! I love your combination of the sweetness of the peas and the gorgeous bright spices you added...

Vibaas said...

yummy recipe. btw, is this avarakkai?

Suparna said...

the spread looks very healthy and homely. Love poriyals,this looks good.nicely arranged

Vaishali said...

Dear Gita, What a wonderful way to cook sugar snap peas. I love the idea of combining the sweetness of the peas with the spiciness of the very Indian seasonings. Super!

Sweta said...

Sounds great!! Never tried a poriyal with it though:)