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Whole Pea Pods With Cumin

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Ingredients
  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
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Freshly ground pepper 1⁄8 Teaspoon
Directions

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.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Indian
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Stir Fried
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Pea
Interest: 
Everyday, Healthy
Cook Time: 
35 Minutes

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