Matar ki chaat / Sweat Pea stir fry


For authentic North Indian  cooking i refer to  Suvir Saran's " Indian Home Cooking ". Prepared this simple matar ke chaat   and loved it. I used frozen peas , think would be even better with the spring fresh peas . It is a wonderful snack and can be served with rice or roti too. I have modified the recipe a bit according to my families taste. 



Matar(Petite peas) - 1 , 10 ounce package
Ginger -  1/2 inch ginger , grated
Hot green chili - 2 , chopped fine
Lemon Juice -  1 tbsp
Turmeric Pw - 1/4 tsp
Chili Pw - 1/2 tsp
Hing - 1/4 tsp
Roasted cumin Pw - 1 tsp or to taste (toast the cumin seeds in  heavy pan till light brown ,cool and grind it to a powder. )
Whole red chili - 3
Cilantro - 1/4 cup chopped fine
Oil - 1 to 11/2 tbsp
Salt to taste


  1. Heat oil  in a pan and add hing and then cumin seeds and cook stirring  until golden brown.
  2. Add whole red chili , ginger  and green chili and cook stirring  for one minute.
  3. Add the peas , chili  and salt and  cook till peas are tender.
  4. Switch of the flame and stir in lemon juice and toasted cumin seeds powder.
  5. And now you are ready to serve.

30 comments:

  1. Peas look awesome. Great preparation & Pics.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  2. So yummy and delicious peas recipe,very easy to prepare.

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  3. Wow, a simple yet delicious recipe,loved it.

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  4. Nice snack! Really tempting and easy to make...

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  5. Looks yummo!!!I will make this soon as everyone at home enjoys green peas..

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  6. This look so yummy...quick and tasty peas :)

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  7. Lovely recipe dear...looks awesome,loved it,bookmarked.

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  8. love to have this with chapathis..

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  9. love them with chapatti.. Nice evening snack also.. with some raw onions .. yum :)

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  10. Droolworthy chaat..Simple superb

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  11. delicious side dish...good one

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  12. Flavorful and yummy stir fry..looks great!

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  13. Nisha, I've never had this dish but it really does look interesting. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  14. Wow- that looks so tempting- great recipe!
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  15. Mouthwatering dish, looks sooo irresistible..

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  16. It's a versatile kinda dish...looks good

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  17. very yummy ... and delicious ...
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  18. This is what we call sundal curry in my home - I JUST LOVE THIS - and the picture is making my mouth water :)

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  19. i love green peas... absolute yumm curry..

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  20. Happy to follow u dear u hv awesome dishes..

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  21. Wow, chaat looks mouth watering :)

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  22. Awesome recipe Nisha...the medley of spices in this is delicious.
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  23. Delicious preparation, dear. Peas looks incredible in this method.

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  24. First time here...the chaat looks really yummy!!!

    Ankita
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  25. Nisha, this and your thalipeeth are just too yummy looking! My 2 yr old LOVES peas made like this and just had it for lunch today :)
    YUM!!

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