How to make Matar Chaat Recipe

Posted on Sep 19 2018 - 12:13pm by kumar
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Serves: 5 People

    Ingredients to make Matar Chaat Recipe :

  • Dry peas (Matar) – 2 cups [soaked in water overnight]
  • Lemon, quartered
  • 1 medium sized Tomato, finely chopped
  • For Toppings & Garnish: 1 small Onion, finely chopped
  • Oil – 2 tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Tamarind pulp – 2 tbsp (optional)
  • Cumin seeds/jeera – 1/2 tsp
  • Dry Mango Powder/ amchoor – 1/2 tsp
  • Red Chilli powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Garam Masala powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Roasted Cumin powder/ bhuna jeera – 1 tsp
  • Chaat Masala powder – 1 tsp
  • A pinch of Asafoetida (hing)
  • some Coriander leaves

    How to make Matar Chaat Recipe :

  • Drain water from the soaked peas. Rub and wash again to discard any white skin.
  • Put them in a pressure cooker. Add 1 1/2 cups water.
  • Pressure cook on high heat till two whistles and reduce heat and let it cook for 15 minutes. Remove from heat.
  • Strain the peas to discard any water. Remove any of those thin white skins.
  • Leave them in the strainer. Mash the peas with the backside of a karchi.
  • If using dry tamarind, soak in 1/4 cup of water, microwave for a minute, mash and strain to get tamarind water.
  • To prepare the matar, heat 2 tbsp oil in a kadai. Add cumin seeds. Remove from heat.
  • Add asafoetida, salt, and all the other masala’s – chat masala, roasted cumin powder, garam masala powder, red chilli powder and dry mango powder.
  • Return to heat and stir for 30 seconds. If using tamarind water, add it here.
  • Stir and immediately pour this mixture into the cooked matar/peas or add the cooked matar to this mixture.
  • Switch on the fire and heat through the matar for 3-4 mins.
  • Serve matar kulcha in bowls or plates. Top with onions, tomato, coriander and chilies.
  • Squeeze some lemon juice on top and mix lightly. Serve with kulchas or naans.
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