Matara/ Matar chaat
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Matara or matar chaat is made with yellow peas. This is an easy to make, low calorie snack / chaat dish. There are numerous delicacies made with yellow peas. Yellow peas are a good source of protein so this preparation is delicious as well as nutritious. So try out this mouth watering chaat……………….
- Yellow peas (matar)1 cup
- Salt little less than 1 tsp/ to taste
- Chaat masala ½ tsp
- Green chilies 2
- Ginger an inch piece
- Chopped coriander leaves 2-3 tbsp
- Red chili powder ¼ tsp
- Chaat masala ½
- Cumin seeds 1tsp
- Asafoetida a pinch
- Oil 1-2 tsp
Ingredients to serve
- Green chili 1 tbsp, finely chopped
- Ginger cut into julliens 1 tbsp
- Chopped coriander leaves 2 tbsp
- Tamarind chutney 4 tbsp
- Coriander chutney 4 tbsp
- Chopped onion (optional) ¼ cups
- Chopped tomatoes (optional) ¼ cups
Method of preparation:
- Following picture shows the yellow peas-
- Clean, wash and soak the white peas in enough water (about 2½ cups) for 6-7 hours.
- Boil the white peas with salt until they are tender. The best way to boil the peas is to take a couple of whistles in the pressure cooker on medium heat.
- Remove the stem, wash, and finely chop the green chilies.
- Peel off, wash, and finely chop the ginger.
- Now heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds. When seeds stop crackling, add a pinch of asafoetida.
- Now add chopped chilies and ginger, and fry for 15-20 seconds.
- Now add boiled yellow peas, red chili powder, and chaat masala and mix well. Cook for couple of minutes.
cooked yellow peas
Method of serving :
- In a plate, take about one serving spoon of cooked yellow peas. Add 1 tbsp tamarind chutney and 1 tbsp coriander chutney.
- Top the matar with chopped onions, green chilies and ginger juliens.
- Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
Delicious matara/ matar chaat is ready to serve.
Some Suggestions/ Tips :
Sometimes kids do not like green chilies and ginger; in that case you can serve matara to kids with tamarind chutney and yogurt. You can also top the matara with some crispies .
You can also add some chopped tomatoes in this matar chaat..
Some Other Delicious Chatpati Chaat Items
Some other snacks