Green peas cake is a delicious Gujarati dish with high nutritious value. I learnt this recipe from my aunt who lives in Odisha. It’s a great idea for an evening snack and can be had with tomato or chilli sauce.

What you need

Green peas – 1 cup

Gram flour – 1 cup

Semolina – 4 tbsp

Green chillies - 4

Ginger – a small piece

Lemon juice – 2 tbsp

Yeast – 1 tbsp

Oil – 4 tbsp

Mustard seeds – 11/2 tbsp

Sesame seeds – 1 tbsp

Curry leaves – a few

Salt - to taste

Cooking instructions

Grind green peas, green chillies and ginger in a mixer and make a smooth paste.

Take gram flour in a vessel add salt, lemon juice and semolina and mix the mixture well.

Now add the green peas paste into this mixture and add little water, yeast and mix well.

Oil one shallow plate and spread this mixture evenly on it.

Steam the mixture in a pressure cooker for around 10 minutes without putting the weight.

Cut the steamed cake into diamond / triangular shapes.

Temper curry leaves, sesame seeds, mustard seeds and asafoetida in a little oil and pour over the green cake pieces.

The pea cake is ready to serve.

Nellutla Leela is a home maker who loves vegetarian cooking, embroidery and making cards.