How to make Chonkha Matar - Deliciously tempered green peas.

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Main Ingredients : Green Peas (हरे मटर), Cumin Seeds (जीरा)

Cuisine : Uttar Pradesh

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

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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!

For more recipes related to Chonkha Matar checkout Matar Mushroom, Green Peas And Potato Curry, Matar Aur Mangodi Ki Sabzi, Pattani Sundal . You can also find more Main Course Vegetarian recipes like Five Spice Tofu, Hot Honey Paneer, Garlic Vegetables With Cashewnuts, Gogroon Thoom.

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Chonkha Matar Recipe

  • Green Peas 2 cups

  • Cumin Seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Oil 1 tablespoon

  • Ginger chopped 1 inch piece

  • Green chilli chopped 1

  • 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 chopped 2 tablespoons

  • Ginger thin strips for garnish


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.