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I need to find White peas . Also a question

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I need to find White peas . Also a question

I am looking for white peas ( safed vatana) https://www.amazon.ca/White-Peas-Vatana ... B01B1G9FIY
https://www.amazon.ca/White-Peas-Vatana ... B01B1G9FIY


I saw in walmart sells yellow peas. Is it white peas.
https://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/great-valu ... lsrc=aw.ds
I tried that walmart stuff ..its yellow split dal. I hate that yellow dal. Normally its only used in sweets. Gassy dal.

It is best peas in opinion. very healthy. Shockingly i dont find them here.

So anyway can someone tell the difference between white peas and yellow peas.
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May 28, 2012
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Saskatoon
What recipe are you using that requires white peas? The first link shows cowpeas which is similar to black-eyed peas, and can be found in any grocery store.
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Nov 10, 2004
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Its normally used in pattani mutton qorma. Its best damn beans in the world. I do not know why people dont eat that. its not even in amazon. There is another recipe its used. its called pattani sundal. its normally sold in marina beach in chennai.

its basically can be used where ever you use green peas. It can be used in mutton or chicken keema.

i find this peas as less gassy than other peas. Its mostly pre boiled and dried. So it has no gas.
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Jun 8, 2005
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After some research, seems like white peas are probably a specific variety of yellow pea. You don't want split pea, you want the whole dried pea.
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Oct 24, 2010
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trane0 wrote: After some research, seems like white peas are probably a specific variety of yellow pea. You don't want split pea, you want the whole dried pea.
This.

Yellow peas and white vatana are synonymous, I believe.

Just don't buy split yellow peas (split yellow dal, as you said). Those are literally split down the centre. The cooking time and cooked texture is completely different from a whole yellow pea.

I actually haven't seen whole yellow peas very often in Calgary or Ottawa. I can find them in Newfoundland, though. They're often used in Newfoundland pea soup, though some families use the split variety instead.

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