Whole Green Peas
Also know as: Matar, or Green Vatana.
Whole Green Peas are an acceptable substitute for fresh peas.
Whole Green Peas were traditionally cooked to a puree and hen mashed to make a thick porridge. Peas often break down while cooking and therefore, they make an excellent choice for thick and hearty soups. Peas can also be used to make a mock cream soup for people avoiding dairy products.
Whole Green Peas are part of the legume family. Whole peas are husked and are pale green in color. Green Peas have an earthy flavor and are similar to the green lentil in versatility and nourishment. Whole Green Peas are an acceptable substitute for fresh peas. Whole dried green peas are a great addition to any curry, soup, or pulao (rice dish with vegetables.)