How to make Chaunka Matar -

Green peas tempered with some simple masalas to make a perfect side dish.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Green peas (हरे मटर), Cumin seeds (जीरा)

Cuisine : Punjabi

Course : Main Course Vegetarian


For more recipes related to Chaunka Matar checkout Matar Mushroom, Chonkha Matar, Green Peas And Potato Curry, Matar Aur Mangodi Ki Sabzi . You can also find more Main Course Vegetarian recipes like Methi Kela Sev Spinach Soy Granules Makai Palak Thai Tofu with Vegetables

Chaunka Matar

Chaunka Matar Recipe Card


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!

Prep Time : 0-5 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Chaunka Matar Recipe

  • Green peas 2 cups

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Ginger chopped 1 inch

  • Green chilli chopped 1

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Turmeric powder ¼ teaspoon

  • Coriander powder 1 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Garam masala powder ½ teaspoon

  • Juice of 1 lemon

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 2 tablespoons

  • Ginger juliennes for garnishing


Step 1

Heat oil in a non-stick pan. Add cumin seeds and when the seeds change colour, add ginger and green chilli and sauté well.

Step 2

Add red chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, mix well and sauté for ½ a minute.

Step 3

Add green peas and toss to mix. Cook till the green peas are tender.

Step 4

Add salt, garam masala powder and mix well.

Step 5

Add lemon juice and chopped coriander and mix well. Garnish with ginger juliennes and serve hot.

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