Also known as ‘White Vatana’ or ‘Matar’. Dried Yellow Peas are more hardier flavorful legumes, and originated in the Middle East and soon spread throughout the Mediterranean region and on to India and China. Dried yellow peas with a pale yellow color are produced by harvesting the yellow variety peapods when they are fully mature and then drying them.
Dried yellow peas having the milder variety, offers a more delicate flavor and is the type generally preferred in northern European countries. When fresh peas are unavailable, dried peas make a wonderful, slightly heartier and starchier alternative.