Some people always keep a bag of frozen peas in the freezer to suppress bruises or aches and pains.
Me? I keep one for last-minute additions to salads, soups, stews, pastas, and more.
They are nearly as good as fresh, easier to prep (there’s none involved), and are available year-round.
They add bright color, subtle sweetness, and gentle texture to so many dishes, including this one.
“Spiced Lamb with Peas (Kheema Muttar)” is from the cookbook, “Indian in 7” (Kyle, 2019), of which I received a review copy.
It’s by Monisha Bharadwaj, a chef and food historian, who runs an Indian cooking school in London, Cooking with Monisha.
As the name implies, the book is all about recipes for that take seven ingredients or fewer. Bharadwaj does take a few liberties with that, though. Cooking oil isn’t included in the official count. And some recipes call for simple sauces or pastes from a different recipe in the book.Read more