Matar ki Chaat Recipe

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Matar ki Chaat
  • Recipe Servings: 2
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  • Difficulty Level: Medium

Pea cutlets fried, doled out with a range of chutneys and yogurt.

Ingredients of Matar ki Chaat

  • 2 cups peas-soaked in 3/4 tsp baking soda for 4 hrs
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 Tbsp finely shredded ginger
  • Ghee to fry the peas
  • 1/2 cup ginger powder chutney
  • 1/4 cup coriander chutney
  • 1 cup yoghurt - beaten smooth
  • For garnish:
  • Chaat masala
  • Chilli powder
  • Chopped coriander

How to Make Matar ki Chaat

  • 1.Discard the water in which the peas have been soaked.
  • 2.Cook in fresh water with salt and ginger, till tender. Takes about 15 minutes if done in a pressure cooker.
  • 3.Cook at a low heat till peas look quite mashed. If they are not soft enough, add some more water and cook, but only enough so it is absorbed.
  • 4.Once cooked, there should be no water left. The peas should take on a thick paste-like consistency, which, when cool, looks like soft dough.
  • 5.When the mixture is cold, form into flat round cutlets.
  • 6.Heat some ghee in a frying pan. Fry at medium heat till brown and crisp, first on one side and then the other. Fry all the pieces.
  • To serve:
  • 1.Place the crisp, hot cutlets in the frying pan over high heat, and break up each into a few pieces with a spoon.
  • 2.Place them in a serving dish, pour some ginger powder chutney over them, followed by the green chutney and then the yoghurt.
  • 3.Sprinkle some chaat masala and chilli powder over the yoghurt, according to taste, and garnish with chopped coriander leaves.