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Peas with Parsley & Coconut

6 servings

This Gujarati, India dish is normally made with fresh peas and chinese parsley (cilantro).

  • 1 cup coconut, freshly grated
  • 1 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 each hot green chiles, minced
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 Tablespoons dry roasted sesame seeds,
       coarsely ground
  • 1/8 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 3 10 oz. packages frozen peas
  • 4 Tablespoons margarine or butter

In a bowl, mix together the coconut, parsley, green chile, salt, sugar, sesame seeds, and black pepper. Rub with your hands to mix thoroughly.

Bring 2 cups water to a boil in a heavy pan. Add the peas; bring to a boil again. Cover and cook 2 minutes. Empty the peas into a colander and drain away the water.

Melt the margarine in the same pot over low flame. Add the peas and stir them around in the margarine. Add the coconut-parsley mixture and mix gently. Cover the pot and steam the peas on very low heat for about 2 to 3 minutes. Stir once or twice as the peas steam.

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving: Calories 210 - Calories from Fat 73
Percent Total Calories From: Fat 35%, Protein 18%, Carbohydrate 47%
Totals and Percent Daily Values (2000 calories): Fat 8g, Saturated Fat 5g, Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 466mg, Total Carbohydrate 25g, Dietary Fiber 4g, Protein 9g, Vitamin A 2388 units, Vitamin C 53 units, Calcium 0 units, Iron 4 units

Bon appetit!

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