Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Safed matar ki Chaat...

My readers will be wondering as to why have I disappeared from blogging.. No new posts.. Well was busy as my family visited me from Lucknow. I had made great dishes for them that is what I will publish now.
My mother loves chaat so I made this one for her. I have actually learnt this one from her only.
Safed Matar ki Chaat is a popular Chaat in Northern especially U.P. Its simple and very tasty.

1/2 kg Safed Matar
2 Green Chillies
1tsp Ginger Paste
1 tsp Cumin Seeds
2 Red Chillies
1 tsp Cumin Powder
1 tsp Coriander Powder
1 tsp Garam Masala Powder
Salt to Taste
1 tsp Chat Masala
1 tsp Red Chilly Powder
2-3 tbsp Tamarind Chutney
2 tsp Coriander and Mint Chutney
Coriander leaves
2-3tbsp Ghee

For the Topping:
2 medium sized onions (finely chopped)
Coriander leaves
2 tbsp Tamarind Chutney
2-3tbsp Sev
Lemon Juice
Mix Masalas (Garam masala + Cumin powder + Red Chilly Powder)


  • Soak the safed matar over-night.
  • Pressure cook the matar with 1 tbsp salt+ coriander leaves and a bottle of water for 15-20 minutes.
  • Now when it is cooked, Take a kadahi, add in the ghee.
  • When the ghee gets heated up put add in the cumin seeds and red chillies.
  • When it stops cluttering add in the safed matar which u have pressure cooked, stirring continuously.
  • Add in the masalas and the chutneys.. 
  • Let it cook for 20 minutes on low heat. stirring continuously.
  • Add in the coriander leaves.
  • Roast it well. if required add in more ghee. but it has to be cooked really well. the ,matar should turn brown in color.
  • When it is cooked, take a wide bowl put in the cooked matar.
  • Top it with lemon juice, chopped onion and both the chutneys.
  • Sprinkle the mixed masala mixture over it.
  • Serve hot.

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