The English term for pattani kadala is ‘’Green Peas’’. The technical name for green peas is ‘’Pisum Sativum’’. It fits into the Fabaceae species. Green peas are ecologically friendly food.
Green peas have organic materials called purines. Purines are generally found humans, plants and animals. Green peas mostly grow in winter season. Green peas have a rapid growth. Green pea plant is a creeper plant. Peas can be cooked as fresh vegetables.
Categories of green peas
Garden peas have coiled covering that are curled with a soft grain and bright green shade. Inside of it are green looped pea kernels. It is sweet and starchy in taste. Compared to green peas, snow peas are flat, usually you can see the shadows of the flat pea’s seeds within. It is a little sweet n cooler taste. Snap peas have fleshy pods with a crunchy, snappy texture.
Green pea plant grows in drenched sandy loam provided with plenty of dampness and cold climates. The roots are thin. Short stalked green pods appear. The pods are about 2-3 inches long, puffy or compacted, erect or somewhat rounded, filled with single row of 2-10 light-green colored, smooth seeds. Once the peas are pulled out the plant tends to break easily.
The pods are cropped when they are at the developing stage (when their seeds are green, soft, sweet and raw). Peapods are fruit. The seeds are developed from the ovary of a flower.
Per 100 grams of green peas
Soak cashew nuts for 1 hour, drain and boil in 4 cups of water with half the turmeric for 30 mins until cashew nuts are soft. Drain. Heat oil in a pan add onions and sauté for 3 mins. Add cinnamon, rampe, curry leaves and cook for another minute. Add rest of the turmeric, chilli powder, curry powder and cook. Add coconut milk and bring to boil. Add cashew nuts, simmer for 5 mins and add green peas. Remove from heat and serve with hot rice.