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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Dou Miao/Pea shoots Paratha

My neighbour a Chinese, introduced dou miao/pea shoots to me. It tasted good and now-a- days dou miao/pea shoots is one of our family favourite greens.  I cook them in Indian style.  In that way I tried out dou miao/pea shoots paratha.


From Flavor and Fortune....
Dou miao or pea shoots, like many Asian vegetables, go by a confusing number of names. Some people call them 'pea vines' others say 'pea tips,' still others call them 'pea stems.' Because they are the tender tips of the edible pea plant--the top several leaves and the tendril that ends the vine, different names are used. Pea shoots is translated from the Chinese as dou miao as the Mandarin transliteration or dau miu in Cantonese. These dou miao are also sometimes called wan dou miao, wan dou being the name of the pea plant. No matter the name, they are always delicate, nutty, and spinach-like. However, unlike spinach, they do not harbor grit and they do not leave an astringent coating on the tongue. Also, because the stems are as tender as the leaves, they do not have to be removed, as spinach stems often do. For further reading click here




Ingredients
  • Wheat Flour – 2 cups
  • Curd – 1/2 cup
  • Oil – 2 tbsp
  • Dou Miao (chopped) – 1 cup
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
  • Chilli powder – 1 tsp
  • Salt – to taste

Method

Mix all ingredients with wheat flour and knead. If necessary add little water and make a soft dough. Keep aside for 15-20 minutes.

Make small balls from the dough and roll out each ball into chapathi.

Cook on a hot tawa using a little oil.

Serve hot with any curry.


5 comments:

Kaveri Venkatesh said...

Never seen pea shoots...sounds interesting

Spice up the Curry said...

Never heard of it.. nice one

Raksha said...

nice idea to cook such a delicious paratha

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Nivedhanams Sowmya said...

That is a new ingredient!! looks very healthy!! Thanks for linking it to my event!! Looking for more yummy recipes!!

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