Chonkha Matar Recipe - Deliciously tempered green peas.

This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

Main Ingredients : Green peas, Cumin seeds

Cuisine : Punjabi

Course : Main Course_Veg

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Chonkha Matar

Hindi: matar
You might be picking out these emerald hued little jewels from your food. But, wait, before you do that anymore! As these are a good source of fibre and potassium, which keeps all of our body cells functioning properly. Just when you thought that green peas are only used to add that extra punch to your savoury dishes, try a rich, creamy matar ki kheer to satiate your sweet buds too!

Chonkha Matar Recipe - How to make Chonkha Matar

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Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Medium

Ingredients

  • Green peas 2 cups

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Oil 1 tablespoon

  • Ginger chopped 1 inch piece

  • Green chilli chopped1

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Coriander powder 1 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Garam masala powder 1 teaspoon

  • Juice of 1 lemon

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped2 tablespoons

  • Ginger thin strips for garnish

Method

Step 1

Heat oil in a non-stick pan. Add cumin seeds and saute till they change colour. Add ginger and green chilli and sauté till one minute.

Step 2

Add red chilli powder, turmeric powder and coriander powder, mix well and sauté for half a minute. Add green peas and toss to mix.

Step 3

Cook till they are tender. Add salt and garam masala powder and mix well. Add lemon juice and coriander leaves and mix well. Garnish with ginger strips and serve hot.

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