There are many vegetables which I want to cook but don’t get fresh supply here like potol/parwal and jhinge/ridge gourd.If I have a choice of using fresh vegetables or frozen, I would certainly pick fresh and that would include any new vegetables or vegetables grown locally.When I went for grocery shopping came across this vegetables, it’s striking green and smooth texture made me all curious.Later I realized that this is green pea pod or in common snow pea or Mangetout known locally .This vegetable is great in any Chinese stir/fry and can be eaten boiled (bhate-bhat)also.So thought of including this in my simple dinner ,Torkari(subzi).I added some beans and potatoes to make a shokno torkari(dry stir/fry).This was a delicious discovery for me.Another way which we like eating this vegetable ,is with mustard+poppy seed paste.This always remind me of Shorshe Sheem.If you want the recipe then go here and in place of Sheem(Hyacinth) add snow peas… Recipe for Sheem Shorshe
Another way we like this vegetables is having with our Chinese noodles stir/fry.Snow peas/Mangetrout(Pisum sativum) belongs to fabaceae family.This is a usual vegetarian recipe , a kind of dry fry with beans/potato/mangetrout .Mangetout is available in packets here.
Mangetout- 15-16 whole
1 potato –cut into long pieces
Beans half packet or 200 gms
1 tsp of turmeric powder
2 tsp of red pepper powder
1 tsp of cumin seeds
Salt as per taste
Oil for frying the vegetables-2 tbs
1 tsp of cumin seeds for tempering
Cut and prepare the vegetables .Clean them in water.
Heat up a saucepan, add oil .
Add in cumin seeds, let it splutter
Add the vegetables , stir/fry them well
Add all the seasoning, sprinkle some water, lower the flame and cook approx 7-8 mints or vegetables are cooked.Serve with warm cooked rice or roti which ever way you like.