Boiled, fried, steamed or just raw, there are many delicious ways to snack on green peas. Did you know that these tiny orbs are a powerhouse of essential phyto-
, proteins and ­anti-oxidants.From pairing peas with eggs for breakfast to chomping on matar kebabs for dinner, check out how this small wonder works for your health.
Diet deal: Ideal for those watching their weight, peas are lower in calories and cholesterol as compared to beans and cowpeas.
Eye opener: Peas are rich in lutein, a natural pigment that protects your eyes. Their anti-oxidant property can protect you from cataracts and muscular degeneration.
Vitamin boost:Fresh green peas contain ascorbic acid (vitamin C) that strengthens your immune system, vitamin K, beneficial for bone mass building function and vitamin A that improves your skin and eye-sight.
Rich in minerals: Cooked peas are rich in minerals that are beneficial for your blood, muscle, bone health and your nervous system. The zinc in peas is an anti-oxidant mineral that promotes healing of wounds.
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|Mother dairy matar halwa: Vikas ka tadka|
|1/2 cup unsalted or clarified butter|
|1 cup of semolina|
|1 cup sugar|
|1/2 cups of water|
|1 cup milk|
|1 cup peas|
|1 cup mixed nuts, lightly roasted on low heat|
|1 tsp ground cardamom seeds|
|Pinch of nutmeg|