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How to freeze green peas | indian kitchen basics

by Jeyashri suresh
How to freeze peas

When i started this Indian Kitchen basics series, this post for how to freeze peas was in my list. I was waiting for the green peas season. Though i got lot of them during my vacation in India, i couldn’t click as it was very busy. Last week, during my trip to little India market here, i got the fresh green peas and made this post. Though we get frozen peas in many cities , still when we make it at home we feel so happy and good. This frozen peas at home can be stored in the freezer for 6 to 8 months. We can just straight away use this frozen peas from the freezer . No need to pressure cook the peas.You can use this peas for pulaos, curry and gravy too.

Frozen Peas

  Preparation Time : 15 mins + 8 hrs freezing time | Cooking Time : 1 Min |Makes: 1 cup

     Green peas with shell     300 gms


  • Take out the shell from green peas. Boil water in a saucepan. When it boils nicely add the green peas to this and boil for 1 minute.
green peas put -hot water
  • After a minute immediately drain the water and put this in a bowl of ice cold water. This is to stop the peas from cooking further.
drain ice cubes
  • Drain the water in less than a minute. Spread the peas in a kitchen towel. This is to remove the extra moisture.
drain peas
  • After few minutes, put them in a ziplock cover . Spread the peas in the cover and freeze the bag for 8 hours . Keep the bag horizontally in the freezer as shown in the picture.
ziplock frozen-peas
  • Frozen peas are ready to use now. You can use in any gravy or in rice too.


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Amrita Roy February 1, 2015 - 10:45 am

very useful post

Durga Karthik. February 1, 2015 - 11:04 am

wow i needed this.

remya sean February 1, 2015 - 2:29 pm

useful post..

sandhya sekar February 2, 2015 - 8:56 am

hi akka,

i hv a big problem with salt, either i am adding too much or less, if it is a gravy i am managing but for rice wt to do????????/ always getting thitu frm my dad

Vijayalakshmi February 3, 2015 - 7:39 am

Thanks. For how many days we can have this in Fridge?

Nandini Manjunath June 27, 2016 - 9:44 am

Thanks. Very useful.

Dorai Swamy October 15, 2018 - 2:46 pm

very very useful


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