Ummi (green Pea Dumplings For Snack)
‘Ummi’ is a seasonal snack of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar during Winter. Winter is the time for Green pea and if you go to Uttar Pradesh and Bihar during winter, you will simply eat food which has Green pea as the main ingredients from morning till you go to sleep. With the onset of spring, tender wheat replaces the green pea cultivation and it is the time for ‘ Ummi’. Ummi is actually made by combining green pea and tender wheat….Two crops, one which is bidding good bye and the another which is arriving. In countryside of Uttar Pradesh, it is actually a ritual to make ‘ ummi’ and distribute it among relatives and neighbours as a token of love. In metros where availability of tender wheat is a little difficult, you can use dalia (just blanch and then sundry) to somehow match the experience.