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Mawa Kaju Matar  Recipe

A royal dish of green peas cooked with mawa and cashewnuts

This recipe is from the book Marwari Vegetarian Cooking.

Preparation Time : 26-30 minutes

Cooking time : 26-30 minutes

Servings :

Mawa Kaju Matar

Main Ingredients

Mawa (khoya), Cashewnuts





Level Of Cooking


  • Mawa (khoya) crumbled
    2/3 cup
  • Cashewnuts ground
  • Green peas shelled
    2 3/4 cups
  • Oil
    2 tablespoons
  • Red chilli powder
    1/2 teaspoon
  • Coriander powder
    2 teaspoon
  • Fennel seed (saunf) powder
    3/4 teaspoon
  • Garam masala powder
    1/2 teaspoon
  • Tomatoes chopped
    3 medium
  • Salt
    to taste
  • Green chillies chopped
  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped
    2 tablespoon


Step 1

Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan. Add mawa and sauté on low heat, stirring continuously, till it changes colour. Add red chilli powder, coriander powder, fennel powder, garam masala powder and mix well.

Step 2

Add tomatoes and salt and cook till tomatoes soften. Add cashewnut paste and continue to sauté for a minute. Add green peas and green chillies.

Step 3

Add one cup of water and cook till oil separates. Serve hot garnished with coriander leaves.

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