Storms and rains was the perfect excuse to make these Roast Green Peas. Thunderstorms in the background a nice book or the newspaper, a hot cup of tea and some crunchy munchies that you can pop into your mouth after every other sentence; that’s what some of the best days in life are made of. Do you like it too?
I have a confession. No judging. OK? The scene I described above makes me sound so scholarly and classy but I have a weakness. I love street food. The tackiest of them. The tackier, the better. Do you think I am weird? Hey! I said, no judging 😀 There’s a reason I made this confession today. Hawkers in India sell these roast green peas, actually FRIED green peas. My hands begin to itch and I find myself craving for them insanely when I spot them. But of course, I am stopped. By mom, brother or husband. Nobody lets me buy them because they are unhygienic, fried in God-knows-what-oil and are deep fried which does wonders to your skin and hips (if you know what I mean). Sigh!
You can imagine my joy when I had this brilliant idea to make them at home (I wish I had that emoticon of the dancing girl to tell you exactly how I felt 😀 ) With the weather presenting itself as a blessing in disguise, I jumped at the opportunity and whipped up for myself, these crunchy munchies aka Roast Green Peas.
Healthy snack (salad actually because peas are classified as vegetables right?) with just a tsp of oil for 4 servings (about 1/3rd cup each serving) puts the calorie count at just 70 vs the 600 calories for 100 g of potato chips! Hmmm… I guess I have to start making more of these healthy snacks. I am sure you want me to?
For now, here’s the recipe for
Roast Green Peas