Matar ki Chaat is spicy and delicious snack or side dish recipe made with dry green peas. In this chaat, boiled potatoes and dry peas (sukhe matar) are cooked with Indian spices and masalas. Serve this matar ki chaat by adding a dash of tamarind chutney and chopped onions.
About Huma of Gheza-e-Sherin
It’s a pleasure to have Huma part of my Joy From Fasting To Feasting – Ramadan Event. I love Huma’s blog. Her recipes are inspired by the three beautiful states of India and the current place where she is living now. Gujarat (Paternal), Rajasthan (Maternal), Maharashtra (Sasural – In Laws) & Dubai. Huma is a good cook and wonderful photographer. She is very helpful and kind human, I came across in blog world.
Do stop by at Huma’s Gheza-e-Shiriin which literally translates to” food cooked with sweetness & love for your beloved ones”. Thank you Huma for sharing this delicious chaat and being part of this Ramadan Event. Follow Huma @ Instagram | Facebook.
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What is Matar ki Chaat?
Matar means green peas. We use dry green peas in making this recipe. In India, chaat is sweet, sour, tangy, spicy, and crunchy savory snacks. Matar ki chaat is spicy, tangy and savory recipe which is made by combining boiled dry peas and potatoes. Thecha, a spicy green chili paste brings flavour and heat in this recipe.
Hi friends, I am Huma & the author of the blog Gheza-e-Shiriin (Meaning For the love of food). Thanks, Lubna for inviting me to be the part of this beautiful series Joys of Fasting to Feasting. Today I am sharing with you Matar ki Chaat which is my family favorite dish. I specially prepare this at least once in a week during the month of Ramadan.
- 1 cup dry Green peas
- 3 medium sized partially mashed boiled Potatoes
- 2 tbsp. Oil
- ¼ tsp. Cumin
- 1 small onion Chopped
- 1 tsp. Thecha or green chilly paste
- ½ tsp. Turmeric powder
- 2 pinches of Thanda masala or 1 pinch of Garam masala
- 2 to 3 pinches of Coriander powder
- ½ tsp. chopped Coriander leaves
- Salt to taste
- 2 tbsp. of Tamarind Chutney
- 1 Green chilly chopped, optional
- 1 tbsp. Coriander leaves, garnish
How to make Matar ki Chaat Recipe
- Soak the dry peas overnight or for at least 4 hours.
- First boil soaked dry green peas with little salt in a pressure cooker for 2 -3 whistles.
- Wait till pressure settles.
- Till the pressure settles, mash the boiled potatoes.
- Heat oil in a pan. Add in cumin. When it crackles add the chopped onion.
- Sauté for a minute & add in thecha. Mix. Add in turmeric powder.
- Next goes in potatoes. Stir well so all the masala get coated on it.
- Now add boiled peas. Stir well for a minute. Add in thanda masala, coriander leaves & adjust the salt level.
- Finally, before removing from flame, add the coriander powder. Mix well.
- Remove in a serving bowl.
- Garnish matar ki chaat with chopped fresh coriander leaves and chopped green chili.
- Add a spoon of tamarind chutney and chopped onions. Serve warm.
In this recipe of sukhe matar ki chaat, peas should be soft not mushy.
Chilies can be adjusted according to one 's taste.
Matar ki chat is served warm. You can top this with sev or kara boondi.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 143Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 164mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 3gSugar: 6gProtein: 3g