Pattani Kadala

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General Description

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 or Green Peas
  • Snow Peas
  • Snap 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.

Pea Plant

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.

Health Benefits

  1. reen peas are rich with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory nutrients.
  2. Regulates blood sugar level and keeps it steady.
  3. Good for cardiovascular disease like heart problems.
  4. Protects against stomach cancer.

Countries that specialize in green peas

  • India
  • China
  • France
  • United States Of America
  • Egypt

Fun Facts

  • The average pea weighs between 0.1 and 0.36 grams.
  • Pea leaves are considered a delicacy in China.
  • Only five per cent of peas grown are sold fresh. Most are either frozen or canned
  • A 100-calorie serving of peas contain more protein than an egg.
  • One serving of freshly frozen peas has more vitamin C than two large apples.
  • Janet Harris holds the world record for eating peas. In 1984, he ate 7175 peas in one hour.

Nutritional Information

Per 100 grams of green peas

CaloriesFatSodiumPotassiumCarbohydratesDietary FiberSugarProtein
Calories:
81 kal
Fat:
0.4g
Sodium:
5mg
Potassium:
244mg
Carbohydrates:
14g
Dietary Fiber:
5g
Sugar:
6g
Protein:
5g
  • Fresh pea pods are excellent source of folic acid
  • Fresh green peas are very good in ascorbic acid(vitamin C)
  • Garden peas are also good in vitamin K.
  • Rich in vitamin B complex such as pantothenic acid, niacin, thiamin, and pyridoxine.
  • They are rich source of many minerals such as calcium, iron, copper, zinc, and manganese.

Quick serving suggestions for peas

  • Add fresh peas to green salads.
  • Mix green peas with chicken, diced onions and almonds to make a delicious and colorful chicken salad.
  • Fresh pea pods are a great food to pack in a lunch box.

Recipe for pattani kadala with cashew nuts

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups Cashew nuts
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 2 onions chopped
  • Half inch cinnamon stick
  • 2 rampe leaf
  • 2 cups coconut milk
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • ¼ chilli powder
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 2 tbsp green peas
  • Salt to taste

Method

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.