Frozen Peas is a handy ingredient to make many dishes at home. Frozen Peas is made by cooking fresh green peas in water along with sugar, cooling down, drying completely then storing in freezer. How to store Green Peas at home is explained in this post with step by step pictures and video.

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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?! Frozen peas is very handy and cooks very faster as its already precooked. Yes now lets get on how to make frozen peas at home.

About Green Peas

You can buy fresh green peas when it is in season and store it for later use. Homemade Frozen peas is handy while cooking and also inexpensive when compared to the store bought ones. Do try and enjoy the benefits!

Removing the peas from the pod is a task but when you do it while watching tv or involving your kids to do the task, you can minimise your work. And yes we 3 of us did it and it took us an hour for 2 kgs of peas.

During winters all vegetable shops, markets and cycle vendors are loaded with fresh green peas so make use of them wisely as matar or peas is very cheap during that season. There are tons of dishes you can make with green peas. Green Peas masala, Peas pulao, Matar paneer, Aloo mutter are the most popular ones here in this space.

Homemade vs Storebought

Storebought Frozen Peas may contain additional preservatives to make it last longer and sometimes colors are added to retain the green color. But homemade frozen peas uses sugar as natural preservative and has no addictives or chemicals. So it is always good to go in for homemade instead of storebought ones.

How to store green peas in freezer?

First remove the peas from the pod, rinse it couple of times atleast then drain water and set aside. To a big pot add water, let it boil – then add drained peas and let it cook for 2-3 mins switch off and drain water immediately. Transfer to a bowl containing cold water along with icecubes to avoid further cooking. Drain water and spread it on a kitchen towel to dry completely. Then store in a clean dry freezer safe container and freeze it.

How to use frozen green peas?

Take the frozen peas in a bowl and let it come to room temperature which is called thawing then rinse it well and drain the water. Transfer to a strainer your green peas is ready for cooking. You can saute and cook it along, no need to cook/steam it separately as we do for fresh peas.

More Green Peas Recipes

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Frozen Green Peas Ingredients

  • Fresh Green Peas –  Ooty peas is best fresh and sweet. So if you get then use it however you can use any variety of fresh green peas.
  • Sugar – I have used only white sugar so not sure if any other sugar will work.
  • Water

Why steel containers to store?

I always prefer to use only steel containers for storing either in freezer or fridge. As in extreme hot and cold conditions its always safe to use our age old traditional steel containers. It is better to avoid plastics, polythene bags or anything of that sort so that is the reason I avoid ziplock covers lately. Glass is ok but it is not safe in freezer / fridge as it may break.

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The picture below shows frozen peas after 1 day. When you first take it out from the fridge it has tiny droplets of ice after few mins it looks like this snowy ice covered green peas…Isn’t that cute?!

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Frozen Peas | How to store Green Peas

Frozen Peas is a handy ingredient to make many dishes at home. Frozen Peas is made by cooking fresh green peas in water along with sugar, cooling down, drying completely then storing in freezer. How to store Green Peas at home is explained in this post with step by step pictures and video.

Ingredients

  • 2 kgs green peas
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • water as needed around 5-6 cups

Instructions

  • Remove the peas from the pod, set aside. Discard the peas if it is spoilt and use only the good fresh ones.

  • Repeat to finish. I used 2 kgs of peas as it is in season now it is very cheap also.

  • Rinse it well twice atleast.

  • Boil water in a big pan until bubbles appear. Add 1 tsp sugar. Sugar is added which makes it a natural preservative and also helps to retain green color.

  • Add rinsed peas.

  • It will start to float on the top, one by one it will start coming up slowly.

  • Cook for just 2-3 mins.

  • Stir in between.

  • Immediately remove the pot from flame.

  • Drain the water and transfer peas to a strainer.

  • To a bowl containing water add icecubes.

  • Add drained peas to it to avoid further cooking.

  • Leave it for 5 mins then drain water completely.

  • Let water drain completely.

  • Now spread it over a kitchen towel.

  • Let it dry atleast for an hour or until the peas is completely dry.

  • Then transfer to clean dry freezer safe containers.

  • Close with lid.

  • Store it in freezer. This stays well for upto 6 months.

  • This is after a day. When you want to use just thaw it then rinse and use it for cooking. You can saute and cook it along, no need to cook/steam it separately as we do for fresh 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.

Notes

  • Flash cooking and then freezing them gives more shelf life also helps in easy cooking later.
  • Make sure to use freezer safe containers for storing.
  • You can make the same method for all other vegetables like carrots beans etc.
  • Make sure you switch off immediately after 2-3 mins. Don’t let it overcook.
  • 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 am more concerned to use only steel container in fridge either fridge or freezer but it is purely your preference.
  • Shelf life is upto 6 months.

Nutrition Facts

Frozen Peas | How to store Green Peas

Amount Per Serving (250 g)

Calories 203 Calories from Fat 9

% Daily Value*

Fat 1g2%

Saturated Fat 0.2g1%

Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5g

Monounsaturated Fat 0.1g

Sodium 13mg1%

Potassium 610mg17%

Carbohydrates 36g12%

Fiber 14g58%

Sugar 14g16%

Protein 14g28%

Vitamin A 1913IU38%

Vitamin C 100mg121%

Calcium 63mg6%

Iron 4mg22%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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How to store Green Peas Step by Step

1.Remove the peas from the pod, set aside. Discard the peas if it is spoilt and use only the fresh good ones.

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2.Repeat to finish. I used 2 kgs of peas as it is in season now it is very cheap also.

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3.Rinse it well twice atleast.

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4.Drain water using a strainer.

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5.Boil water in a big pan until bubbles appear. Add 1 tsp sugar. Sugar is added which makes it a natural preservative and also helps to retain green color.

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6.Add rinsed peas.

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7.It will start to float on the top, one by one it will start coming up slowly.

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8.Cook for just 2-3 mins.

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9.Stir in between.

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10.Done – now switch off immediately.

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11.Immediately remove the pot from flame.

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12.Drain the water and transfer peas to a strainer.

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13.To a bowl containing water add icecubes.

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14.Add drained peas to it to avoid further cooking.

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15.Leave it for 5-10 mins then drain water completely.

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16.Let water drain completely.

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17.Now spread it over a kitchen towel.

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18.Let it dry atleast for an hour or until the peas is completely dry.

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19.Then transfer to clean dry freezer safe containers.

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20.Close with lid.

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21.Store it in freezer. This stays well for upto 6 months.

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22.This is after a day. When you want to use just thaw it then rinse and use it for cooking.

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Frozen peas is ready.

How to use :

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.

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Expert Tips

  • Flash cooking and then freezing them gives more shelf life also helps in easy cooking later.
  • Make sure to use freezer safe containers for storing.
  • You can saute and cook frozen peas along, no need to cook/steam it separately as we do for fresh peas.
  • You can make the same method for all other vegetables like carrots, beans, sweet corn etc.
  • Make sure you switch off immediately after 2-3 mins. Don’t let it overcook.
  • 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 am more concerned to use only steel container in fridge either fridge or freezer but it is purely your preference.
  • Shelf life is upto 6 months.

FAQS

1.What is the best way to store peas?

The best way to store green peas is by cooking fresh green peas in water along with sugar, cooling down, drying, then storing in freezer in a clean freezer safe container.

2.Can you freeze fresh raw green peas?

No its always good to flash cook green peas, dry completely then store it in freezer for a good extended shelf life.

3.What is the shelf life of frozen green peas?

Frozen green peas keeps well for about 6 months when handled properly. When you want to use it just take the required quantity and freeze the remaining.

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