Weight Loss: Peas have a mixed fan base across the country. The fragrant, soft and delectable pods are full of nutrients such as vitamin C, vitamin K, manganese, folate, and iron. They are low in calories and high in fiber, making it ideal for digestion and weight loss. Every time we think of peas, we only associate them with indulgent Indian sauces like matar paneer, methi matar malai, and matar mushroom. In reality, however, peas are very versatile and can be used in many snacks and dishes promoting weight loss. They are rich in protein, an essential nutrient for weight loss. Protein is essential to help you train better and can also help you feel fuller longer.
Benefits Of Peas:
- Rich in fiber and protein.
2. Low in calories.
3. Rich in antioxidants polyphenols.
4. Rich in vitamin A (essential for visual health) and vitamin C (essential for immunity).
5 interesting ways to include peas (or matar) in your diet:
Pulao is a rice dish often tempered with spices. Matar Pulao is one of the most popular dishes of all time. The al-dente cooked peas with aromatic rice blend well with paradise. You can pair your matar pulao with raita or any other juice of your choice and ensure a healthy dining experience. Try to exchange your white rice with brown rice if you are dieting.
You can also add peas to your soups and make a good deal. Generally, people prefer to put dry peas like split peas in their soups because they provide a nice contrast and texture to your soup. You can make the soup creamy or clear depending on your choice, you can also add other vegetables of your choice, such as carrots and arugula leaves.
Lightly fry blanched peas with cumin powder, Achor powder, red pepper powder, coriander powder and keep aside. Now prepare a spread of curd, coriander leaves, salt, and pepper. Take two slices of whole wheat bread, generously apply the spread and add your spicy matar mix. Grill the sandwiches and make them hot.
- Mashed potatoes and peas
Do you only have peas and potatoes in your pantry? Looking for something tasty and comforting? We have you covered. Take mashed potatoes, mix with a cup of boiled peas and season gently with olive oil, salt, parsley, and black pepper. Your pea puree and your potatoes are ready to be savored.
- Healthy Samosas
Samosa fillings are traditionally made of potatoes and spicy peas. You can give a boost to your samosas with this Samosa Ragi. Filled with cucumber, peas, and cashews, this samosa is gluten-free, healthy and delicious. Try the recipe and tell us how you liked it.