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Gajar Matar Recipe

Gajar Matar
How to make Gajar Matar

Gajar Matar: The classic carrot-pea dish tossed in mild spices is full of flavor and colour.

  • Total Cook Time 45 mins
  • Prep Time 15 mins
  • Cook Time 30 mins
  • Recipe Servings4
  • Easy

Ingredients of Gajar Matar

  • 2 cups peas-shelled
  • 1/2 carrots-cubed to match the peas
  • 2 Tbsp ghee or olive oil
  • 1/4 Tbsp asafoetida
  • 1/2 Tbsp fenugreek seeds-roasted and coarsely pounded
  • 1 Tbsp fennel seeds-roasted and coarsely pounded
  • 1/2 Tbsp chilli powder
  • 1/4 Tbsp garam masala
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp chopped coriander leaves

How to Make Gajar Matar

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Heat the ghee/ olive oil in a heavy-based pan.
Add the asafoetida and ground spices.
When the spices darken a bit, add the vegetables and stir till they look a little glossy.
Add chilli powder, garam masala and salt. Mix well.
Lower heat and cook uncovered till tender.
Mix in the lemon juice and serve garnished with chopped coriander leaves.
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