How to cook peas


Peas - a very useful product. In addition, it produces tasty and nutritious dishes - cereals, soups and side dishes. But it doesn't always work. to cook peas correctly - then it will not be well prepared, then it will be digested, then it will be cooked so long that it begins to burn to the pan. How to cook the peas to make it tasty?

Pea Soak

  • Soaking peas before cooking is necessary so that it will boil faster and be tasty.
  • Soak should be in cold water. Soaking time is about 7 hours. You can leave peas soaked overnight.
  • Water for soaking need so much that it covers peas for one cm.
  • Do not soak peas more than at night. This is due to the fact that peas soaked for a longer period will acid.

  • If you want a dish that you will be cooking to have a pronounced "pea" smell, you should not soak it beforehand.
  • Before you cook the peas, the water in which it is soaked should be drained.

If you forget to soak the peas at night, do not despair! What to do in this case, read the article How to quickly cook peas ?.

How to cook peas?

  • To boil the peas you need to take fresh water.
  • Ideal peas cooked in soft water. If possible, soften the pre-pea water.
  • When the peas are steaming, stir it regularly. Otherwise, the peas can burn.
  • Boil the peas should be until all the water boils away. However, you should not increase the fire to speed up the process. If the peas have already boiled, and the water in the pot is still left, you can remove the lid to boil out the water as soon as possible.
  • If you cook peas for soup, the water in which it is boiled - leave it, do not wait until it boils away. The peas themselves - try to readiness.
  • Salt peas should be at the very end. If you salt it at the beginning of cooking, it will cook much longer.
  • Some people advise adding soda to peas to make it quicker to boil. But it is best not to do this, because peas boiled with soda acquire a characteristic soda flavor and taste.
  • If in the process of cooking peas add vegetable oil to the pan, the peas will cook faster. But the butter added to the pea soup gives it a unique taste.

how cook delicious pea soup?


  1. Water - 3 L
  2. Whole peas - 1 tbsp.
  3. Potatoes - 4-5 medium pieces
  4. Smoked products - 300-400 g
  5. Carrots - 1 pc
  6. Onions - 2 pcs
  7. Butter - a small piece
  8. Salt, greens - to taste


Cook smoked meats until cooked, take out of the broth. Fall asleep peas, cook for about an hour. We take out the peas, wipe it through a sieve to the state of mashed potatoes, again drop into the broth. Peel, chop the potatoes, dip into the broth, cook for about ten minutes. Finely chop the onion, rub the carrot on a coarse grater, fry everything in a pan with vegetable oil. Then add vegetables to the broth. Cook for another ten minutes. We salt. Five minutes before readiness add finely chopped greens. After the soup has been removed from the heat, add a small piece of butter to it.

If you cook pea soup according to the above recipe, it will be beyond praise!

How to cook pea porridge?


  1. Peas
  2. Water


Wash the unwashed peas with cold water and leave to soak for about ten hours. After the expiration of the specified time, the water is drained, the peas are reclined and washed. Pour it into a saucepan, pour warm salted water so that it covers peas on two fingers. Bring to a boil, then reduce the gas to a minimum and boil for about fifty minutes. All this time, porridge is under the lid, and we stir it from time to time. After the specified time, pea porridge is ready. If you want to get pea puree, You can mash the finished porridge.

By following all the instructions above, as cook peas correctly, You will cook amazing dishes, retaining all the beneficial properties of peas!

Enjoy your meal!

Especially for Vitalina