Chonkha Matar

Deliciously tempered green peas. This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

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Chonkha Matar
Main Ingredients Green Peas, Cumin Seeds
Cuisine Uttar Pradesh
Course Main Course Vegetarian
Prep Time 11-15 minutes
Cook time 21-25 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Mild
Level of Cooking Easy
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Chonkha Matar

  • 2 cups Green Peas
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin Seeds
  • 1 tablespoon Oil
  • 1 inch piece Ginger chopped
  • 1 Green chilli chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Red chilli powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander powder
  • to taste Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Garam masala powder
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons Fresh coriander leaves chopped
  • for garnish Ginger thin strips


  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.
  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.
  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.

Nutrition Info

Calories 458
Carbohydrates 53
Protein 23.5
Fat 16.9
Other Fiber 29.4gm