Chooda Matar

Green peas add both colour and nutrients to this delicious poha preparation This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

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Chooda Matar

Main Ingredients Pressed rice (poha), Green peas (matar)
Cuisine Indian,Punjabi
Course Snacks and Starters
Prep Time 6-10 minutes
Cook time 11-15 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Mild
Level of Cooking Easy
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Chooda Matar

  • 1 1/2 cups Pressed rice (poha)
  • 1/2 cup Green peas (matar) boiled
  • 2 tablespoons Ghee
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • 1-2 Green chillies finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger finely chopped
  • 12-14 Cahewnuts halved
  • to taste Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Garam masala powder
  • to sprinkle Nylon sev


  1. Soak pressed rice in sufficient water. Squeeze and set aside.
  2. Heat ghee in a non-stick pan. Add bay leaves and cumin seeds, mix and sauté till the seeds change colour.
  3. Add green chillies and ginger, mix and sauté for a minute. Add cashewnuts and mix well.
  4. Add green peas, mix and cook for a minute. Add salt and toss well. Add garam masala powder and mix well.
  5. Discard bay leaves, add pressed rice, mix well and let it get heated through.
  6. Sprinkle sev on top and serve hot.