Whole Pea Pods With Cumin
|Fresh peas||1 1⁄2 Pound|
|Vegetable oil||2 Tablespoon|
|Asafoetida pieces/1/8 teaspoon ground asafoetida||1⁄8 Inch (1 Lump)|
|Whole cumin seeds||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Lemon juice||1 Tablespoon|
|Garam masala||1 Teaspoon|
|Freshly ground pepper||1⁄8 Teaspoon|
Wash the pea pods, discarding any old ones.
Heat the oil in a wide 10-12-inch casserole-type pot over medium heat.
When hot, add the asafetida and cumin seeds.
In 10 or 20 seconds the cumin seeds will begin to change color.
Put in the pea pods immediately and stir for a minute.
Now add the lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoon garam masala, salt, and pepper.
Stir, put in 2 tablespoons of warm water, cover, turn heat to very low, and allow to cook gently for 20 to 30 minutes, until tender.
Stir once or twice while cooking, but do it gently.
To serve: Lift pea pods out very carefully (some may have split, but that is quite normal).
Serve in a warm dish, sprinkled with 1/2 teaspoon garam masala, if desired.
This dish may be served at a lunch, with an Indian "tea," or as an appetizer at dinner.
Serving size: Complete recipe
Calories 857 Calories from Fat 302
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 34 g52.8%
Saturated Fat 4.4 g22.1%
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 2123.6 mg88.5%
Total Carbohydrates 104 g34.8%
Dietary Fiber 35.2 g140.8%
Sugars 39 g
Protein 38 g76.9%
Vitamin A 106.8% Vitamin C 465.6%
Calcium 25.8% Iron 65.9%
*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet