I am finding it hard to drag myself to the kitchen! I am getting lazy and lethargic, due to weather. Waiting for the sunshine, desperately. Otherwise this winter was rather good and pretty fast too! One thing’ I like about winter is…making that special trips to farmer’s market to take look at the fresh produce.
That is how…when I first saw this veggie…I was thrilled and related it with our ‘Indian Broad Beans’…later discovered its just ‘young pea pods’:( Anyhow, when I cooked it for the first time…it turned out very sweet and not-so-edible!! After that, never cared if they resembled ‘avaikai’ or not:(
Well, somehow…there was time, when I ought to comprise with this veggie and bring them home! But, now pre-planned the recipe artfully with lots of seasoning to disguise it. In order to suit the needs of an Indian palate. I can’t say I failed…it ended up better this time:)
Snow Peas – finely chopped 1 bowl full
Spanish onion 1 grated
Ginger 2″ grated
Fennel seeds 1 spoon – crushed
Cumin seeds 1 spoon
Red chilies 5
Coconut 1/2 shell grated
Turmeric 1 pinch
Mustard seeds 1/4 spoon
Curry leaves few
Coconut oil few spoons.
In a wide wok, heat oil. Add the mustard seeds, curry leaves and grated onions. Fry real good, till fragrant.
Meanwhile, blend the coconut, cumin seeds and red chilies. Set aside.
Now add the snow peas, salt, turmeric and fennel seeds powder…cover and cook briefly. Followed by wet-ground paste…fry real good, till fragrant.
Serve warm to go with your South Indian Meals.