Matar Ki Chaat (Green Peas Chaat) Recipe

Matar Ki Chaat

Matar Ki Chaat (Green Peas Chaat) is simply a delicious snack dish. Boiled green peas are tossed with onion, tomatoes and potatoes. It comes to a nice comforting snack dish or as a side dish with Indian roti.

Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2

Ingredients:

  • 1-1/2 cups green peas (matar)
  • 1 big onion thinly chopped
  • 2 tomatoes chopped
  • 2 small potatoes (peeled and chopped)
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • A pinch of asafoetida
  • Few curry leaves
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp kalonji (nigella seeds)
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 green chillies thinly chopped
  • 1/4 tsp red chilli powder
  • A pinch of turmeric powder
  • 3/4 tsp garam masala powder
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper powder
  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp oil

How to make Matar Ki Chaat (Green Peas Chaat):

  1. Boil the green peas in sufficient amount of water by adding little bit of salt.
  2. Drain through the sieve and keep aside.
  3. Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds, kalonji and curry leaves.
  4. Allow the seeds to splutter and then add thinly chopped onion along with green chilies.
  5. Fry until onion tenders little bit.
  6. Add chopped tomatoes and mix very well. Add chopped potatoes and cover the pan for 2 minutes.
  7. Stir in with salt, spices, baking soda and asafoetida with continuous cooking for a few seconds.
  8. Now add green peas and add 1/2 cup of water. Cover the pan and leave to cook for about 2-3 minutes on low flame.
  9. Higher the flame for few seconds till it dries up.
  10. Sprinkle the lemon juice over all on this.
  11. Serve in individual serving bowls. You can spread some green chutney and papdi over it.

Chef Tips:

  1. You can flavor this chaat recipe with mint chutney and tomato sauce as well.
  2. You can sprinkle some nylon sev just before serving.
  3. This dish can be served a side dish with Indian roti (chapati).
  4. You can use fresh or frozen green peas for making it.