Khoya Matar Recipe

Khoya Matar is an awesome recipe made in the combined flavors of green peas and khoya. This recipe is made in spicy flavors and gives a unique taste by adding chopped dry fruits.

Preparation time: 10-15 minutes
Cooking time: 25-30 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 200 gms green peas (boiled)
  • 1 potato (peeled and chopped)
  • 500 gms khoya (milk solids)
  • 2 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 4-5 green chillies thinly chopped
  • 1 onion thinly chopped
  • 4 tomatoes puree
  • 1/2 tbsp cumin seeds
  • 3-4 black peppercorns
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1-1/2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp kitchen king
  • 1/4 tsp dried mango powder
  • Fresh cilantro chopped
  • 1 tbsp cashew nuts chopped
  • 1 tbsp pistachio chopped
  • 2 tbsp raisins
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • Salt to taste

How to make Khoya Matar:

  1. Melt the butter in a kadhai and add cumin seeds.
  2. Leave the seeds to crackle and add ginger-garlic paste, green chillies and thinly chopped onion.
  3. Saute for few seconds until onion translucent.
  4. Switch off the gas and leave the onion mixture to cool for few minutes.
  5. Blend the fried onion into a smooth paste.
  6. Heat the same pan and saute the smooth paste of onion for few seconds.
  7. Now add chopped potato, tomato puree, salt, peppercorns and all other spices.
  8. Stir until gravy thickens and then add boiled green peas.
  9. Slightly roast the khoya in a saucepan and add in the pan mixture.
  10. Stir constantly for few minutes until the dish gets ready.
  11. Finally garnish the recipe with chopped nuts and cilantro.
  12. Serve piping hot with roti or rice.

Chef Tips:

  1. I have used frozen green peas but you can make this recipe by using any type of green peas.
  2. Oil can be used instead of butter.
  3. If you do not have time to cook onion and then making paste, then use simply the onion paste and saute well, still the taste will be amazing.


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