They are mostly used to make soups, casseroles, or pease pudding. They can also be used in Indian cooking. You can get also them whole, but the split cook faster. The yellow peas have a grainier, heartier flavour than the green ones.
Will cook in about 30 minutes, and after that turn to mush, so test them as they approach the 30 minute mark and if they need them to stay intact for what you are making, be ready to whistle them out of the water.
Green split peas; lentils
1 pound (450g) Split Yellow Peas = 2 ⅓ cups = 6 cups cooked
Literature & Lore
In Indian cooking these are referred to as “toor dahl”.