Green Peas Peel & Cauliflower Stem Fry

make a super simple & easy side dish using peels of green pea pods & stems of cauliflower without throwing out

Food waste is among the most significant social and environmental issues of our generation. Are you all aware of these things ? Yes, I know this is a very huge topic to handle these days, but still we can start and small small efforts can add up to something really big. Isn’t it ? We can reduce the food waste by using up every single part of the fruits and veggies we buy. Basically we throw away lots of parts of veggies and even of fruits just after taking out the flesh part. We can use the stalk, stem, peels, seeds of vegetables, fruit rinds etc to make a varieties of dishes which one can’t even imagine. 

Today’s post is similar to the above discussion. I have here come up with a dish as Green Pea Peel & Cauliflower Stem Fry. The peels of green peas and the stems of the cauliflowers (which we generally throw away) are used here to make this super simple side dish. The dish is also completely vegan & gluten free. The stem part of the cauliflower one can easily chopped. But taking out the peel of the green peas is bit tricky kind. Do follow below steps 👇👇

How easily one can take out the peels from the green peas ?

First of all to make this dish one has to choose the fresh and farm green pea pod. Then wash the green pea pods. Take out the peas from the pods in a bowl and keep aside. Now separate the pod into two halves lengthwise. Hold half part of the pod lengthwise in such a way that the inner side of the pod’ll be facing you. Gently break a little portion from tip towards you and pull it down. A thin tough membrane’ll come out. If it breaks in the middle, then try the same method from tip of the other end. Discard those tough inner membranes. Collect all the peels and cut into halves. Keep aside to use in the dish.

Ingredients used to make the dish :

The star ingredients here are the peels of the green pea pods and the stems of the cauliflowers. Rest vegetables I have used as few cauliflower florets (small sized), onion, green peas, spring onion. For the tempering part only cumin seeds are used. One can add some spice powders also to make this dish, but I usually don’t do. Green chili also I have not used here, but that can be added to give some spiciness. Onions can be skipped to make it purely no-onion-no-garlic dish as well.

The whole method of preparation is quite simple and easy. To the tempering, all the veggies are added followed by salt and turmeric powder. Then everything is allowed to cook till well done. That’s it. The dish will be ready with few minutes. The awesome and flavorful taste of this quick dish’ll never let you to throw away the pea pods after taking out the peas from the pods and also the stems of the cauliflowers. With either hot phulka / roti / paratha or even with rice-dal combo this is a best side dish to enjoy the simple meal. Only the trick is how carefully one can peel the pods, else the dish is ready to make using few ingredients. So do try ! 

The event related to this post :

Monday is here again and this time the Foodie Monday Blog Hop team has decided the 235th theme as ‘Best From Waste‘ which is suggested by Archana di. I simply love her simplicity and one thing I can say that she has a huge collection of Goan cuisine. And if you are fond of that cuisine just check her space. Well coming back to the theme, she suggested to make some dishes using those parts of vegetables or fruits which we generally throw out. So I chose to make a dish using the peels of green peas pods and stem of cauliflower as Green Peas Peel & Cauliflower Stem Fry.

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Green Peas Peel & Cauliflower Stem Fry

Green Peas Peel & Cauliflower Stem Fry


prep time: 20 Mcook time: 10 Mtotal time: 30 M

make a super simple & easy side dish using peels of green pea pods & stems of cauliflower without throwing out


  • Green pea peel 1.5 cup
  • Cauliflower stem (chopped into 2 inch lengthwise) 1 cup
  • Cauliflower floret 1/2 cup
  • Spring onion (cut into 2 inch) 1/2 cup
  • Green pea 1/2 cup
  • Onion (finely sliced) (medium) 1 no.
  • Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
  • Salt as needed
  • Oil as needed


How to cook Green Peas Peel & Cauliflower Stem Fry

  1. In a pan heat oil.
  2. Add cumin seeds and allow to splutter.
  3. Add sliced onions and fry for few seconds.
  4. Next add chopped cauliflower stem first, fry for 1 minute.
  5. Add cauliflower, green peas, green pea peels and mix everything.
  6. Fry for 1-2 minutes.
  7. Then add salt, turmeric powder and mix well.
  8. Cover and allow to cook well.
  9. After that add all the green onions and again give a nice mix.
  10. Cover for 1 minute more.
  11. Take out the cover and fry for 2-3 minutes more to completely dry all the moisture from the pan stirring in between.
  12. Turn off heat and serve as a side dish with hot phulka or paratha or even with rice-dal combo.


Few green chilies can be added if some spiciness is desired.
I generally don’t add any other spice powders. But if you want you can add some cumin, coriander powder to this.
Some other veggies also one can add here. I have picked some winter fresh veggies as the season is still going on somehow.

spring onion, green pea, cauliflower, vegan side dish, winter vegetables

Green pea pod peel, Cauliflower stem, VEgetarian dish, side dish, vegan , gluten free,

Indian Cuisine

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  1. Mayuri Patel

    Sasmita, a perfect recipe using waste from the kitchen.The vegetable or sabji is so healthy. Your recipe reminded me of my mum, whenever we got peas that were fresh and green she would take the thin membrane out and use the pods along with the peas whenever she made matar ringad sabji. I simply forgot that we can use pea pods…thanks for reminding me.

  2. Priya Iyer

    Absolutely love this 'kitchen waste' sabzi! What a great way to use tender pea pods and cauliflower stems. I will surely be trying out this very inviting and flavourful sabzi some time. 🙂

  3. Poonam Bachhav

    Had heard of a curry using green pea peels. Never thought the stir-fry is so simple. Liked the combo of veggies used here, especially the stem of cauliflower. Brilliant share !

  4. Archana

    I wish I can get these awesome peas here. They look green an so tender! I know of using peas peels to make a vegetable but reading and bookmarking it for the first time. I should get some great peas when I go to pune n try this recipe. Sounds amazing delicious and definitely easy to make.

  5. Narmadha

    Brilliant and innovative idea. Never know we can use the green peas peel and make exotic dish. Best stir fry made out of waste. Lovely and tempting presentation

  6. Sujata Roy

    You made me nostalgic Sasmita. I remember my childhood days. One of my aunt used to make a dry curry with green peas peel and that was absolutely delicious. You brilliantly added cauliflower stems too in this stir fry. Looks super tempting. Loved it. I will surely give it a try sometime.

  7. preethi'scuisine

    Love your recipe with cauliflower stems and Peas peel. I am sure it tasted delicious. It is so nutritious and there is absolutely zero waste.

  8. Kalyani

    this dry saute with peel of peas is absilutely new to me.. must be totally delish, Sasmita.. there is a little more fresh green peas coming in the markets… am book marking to try ur dish with some hot hot phulkas.. yummm

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