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Monday, March 25, 2013

How to make frozen peas at home - Homemade Frozen Peas

Homemade Frozen Peas
Green peas is very cheap and in season now...so why not make good use of them?! How does that sound making your own homemade frozen peas?! Yes now lets get on how to make frozen peas at home....I wouldn't have given much thoughts for this post if my sis had not pushed me for it, From last year she had been asking me to do this post and finally I am here with it :) You can make the same method for all other vegetables like carrots beans etc.

Homemade Frozen Peas Recipe

Frozen Peas Recipe - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 24 hrs | Cooking Time : 15 mins | Makes : 1/4 kg
Recipe Category: Preserve | Recipe Cuisine: Indian| Recipe Reference: Easycooking

Green Peas - 1/4 kg

Method:

  1. Remove the peas from the pod, set aside. Rinse it well once. Boil water in a big pan until bubbles appear vigorously.
    How to make frozen peas at home - Step1
  2. Add the peas and let it all float on the top, it will just take 2mins for that. Immediately switch off and pour cold water to stop the cooking process.
    How to make frozen peas at home - Step2
  3. Let it cool and come to room temperature. Pat dry using a kitchen towel until no moisture is there.Store it in a ziplock bag or a tupperware container and label it with the date.
    How to make frozen peas at home - Step3
  4. Freeze it...After a day or so it will look like this.When required just take the amount of peas you need just thaw it and use it.
    How to make frozen peas at home - Step4
Frozen peas is very handy and cooks very faster as its already precooked.
How to thaw frozen peas:
Take the frozen peas spread it on a plate and make it come to room temperature which is thawing thenrince i once and you can use it for your required recipe.

The below pic is just freezing after 2 days and the other pics are almost more than a week old.
Homemade Frozen Peas

My Notes:

  • Blanching and then freezing them gives more shelf life also helps in easy cooking later.
  • Make sure you switch off immediately once all peas has risen to top. Dont let it overcook.If the peas has slight shrinks it is perfectly normal don't worry.
  • Also before storing in ziplock/any freezer proof container make sure there is no moisture in the peas else it will easily get spoiled.
  • I have tried both ziplock and tupperware container to freeze the peas and both worked well. 
  • I am really not sure of the shelf life but it will last upto 3-4months for sure.
Homemade Frozen Peas Recipe
Written by: SHARMILEE J

26 comments:

  1. Never knew this process, I froze as such last time. Very useful one

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  2. Very informative post... Thanks for sharing !!!

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  3. Very useful information sharmi.. thanks

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  4. What is the purpose of blanching or cooking the peas for few mins? we should not store just like that ?

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  5. what is the purpose of blanching the peas? we should not freeze, just like that ?

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  6. Very useful post... I just remove from the pod, wash n freeze... Thanks for sharing
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  7. thanks for this info .really informative :-)

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  8. very helpful post!!! frozen peas are a boon to have on hand!!
    Sowmya

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  9. useful one.. nice clicks..:)

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  10. i just freeze peas directly and it stays for good for 2-3 months. never tried this method. pics are good sharmilee, especially the last one with beautiful light on the individual peas on the pea pod.

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  11. when using for recipes should we once again put in hot water & then use it

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    1. No just rinse in normal water and then use it for the recipe. Make sure you dont pressure cook as we do for fresh peas.It is just enough to saute and cook for the recipe...depends on the recipe too.

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  12. Nice useful post. Thank you.

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  13. An eye opener for all those who use frozen peas that s store bought. Well written

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  14. This is so helpful. Thank you so much... Safal Frozen Peas make into my grocery budget every single month. I had no idea that I could achieve the same at home !!!

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  15. gr8 post Sharmilee...I simply airdried the peas and stored in an airtight jar last weekend...how would blanching help??

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  16. very useful post, thanks for sharing

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  17. Thanks for the tutorial! I love being able to do things like this myself so that I know what they've gone through, instead of risking eating a bunch of chemicals from store bought things!

    Paige
    http://thehappyflammily.blogspot.com

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  18. My cousins follow this method.very beautifully explained and a very useful post

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  19. If it helps -- I've used peas that I froze over a year ago, no problems.

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